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NZ Market: NZUs hit 6-mth highs as fundamentals point upwards

Published 09:42 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:12 on August 18, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon permits briefly traded above NZ$18 ($13.12) for a second straight day on Friday, the highest NZU price since last February.

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SK Market: KAUs weaken as market settles in for long wait on allocation plan

Published 10:03 on August 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:52 on August 17, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, South Korea  /  No Comments

South Korean carbon permits edged south for a second consecutive day Thursday but remained rangebound as a continued lack of information about next year’s allocation levels tempers supply.

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Australia to approve carbon offsets from plantation forestry

Published 09:45 on August 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:37 on August 16, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

The Australian government has ruled forestry plantations are eligible to generate carbon credits, partly in an effort to reverse a decade of decline in the sector.

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NZ Market: NZUs rise to 2-week high as buyers chase units

Published 09:34 on August 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:50 on August 16, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances rose for a third straight day on Wednesday, with healthy demand pushing the spot contract to its highest levels since July 31.

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New offset issuances remain slow in Australia

Published 09:44 on August 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:22 on August 11, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia this week handed out 64,299 new carbon credits, continuing the low issuance levels seen since the end of previous financial year on June 30.

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NZ Market: NZUs weaken as market ignores surprise polls

Published 09:39 on August 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:26 on August 11, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances ended the week on a bearish note, hitting a two-week low on Friday as traders chose not to respond to polls showing next month’s elections could be far more competitive than previously thought.

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New Zealand ETS sees 50% increase in use of forestry credits for compliance

Published 17:58 on August 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:28 on August 14, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand emitters increased the use of forestry permits for compliance by 50% in 2016 while the surrendering of mostly freely allocated units dropped by a third, government data showed Thursday.

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Japanese firms show renewed interest in offsets

Published 10:09 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:09 on August 9, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Japan, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Japanese firms are increasingly re-entering the carbon offset market to help achieve sustainability goals, according to local media.

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NZ Productivity Commission to take aim at ETS in low-carbon review

Published 10:03 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on August 9, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

The New Zealand Productivity Commission on Wednesday released an issues paper for an inquiry into the nation’s low-carbon transition, asking questions about potential improvements to the emissions trading scheme in a parallel move to the government’s ongoing ETS review.

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Australia’s AEMC to develop design options for Clean Energy Target

Published 09:48 on August 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:11 on August 8, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has begun work to develop design options for a Clean Energy Target following a request from four state governments.

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