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BNEF European power and carbon analyst leaving company

Published 17:23 on August 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:23 on August 30, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

One of Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s European power and carbon analysts is leaving the firm, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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UNFCCC pulls offsetting promotion after being accused of mocking low-carbon lifestyle changes

Published 20:35 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:52 on October 8, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The UN’s climate division hastily pulled a social media campaign and accompanying video relaunching its voluntary offsetting platform on Wednesday, just hours after the ad was panned by campaigners and other viewers for mocking people’s efforts to lead a low-carbon lifestyle.

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Scottish govt levies £75k in EU ETS non-compliance fines on Shell, Engie

Published 18:36 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:36 on July 17, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK’s partly-devolved Scottish government has fined two installations operated by energy majors Shell and Engie a total £75,000 for non-compliance under the EU ETS.

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Norway’s Equinor buys energy traders Danske Commodities for €400m

Published 16:03 on July 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:03 on July 6, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Norway’s state-owned oil and gas producer Equinor has acquired Danish energy trading firm Danske Commodities (DC) for €400 million euros ($470 mln), it announced Friday.

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Ex-BP environmental head sets up US firm to trade biofuels, forest carbon

Published 14:57 on July 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:57 on July 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The former head of environmental products trading at oil major BP has left to set up a US-based firm specialising in biofuels and forest carbon assets.

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Australian offset veteran leaves GreenCollar Group to start advisory firm

Published 10:46 on June 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:20 on June 27, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage  /  No Comments

The head of environmental markets and strategy at Australia’s biggest carbon project developer has left the company to set up his own offset advisory firm.

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Bulgarian power plant owner reveals details of €79m EU carbon allowance purchase deal

Published 22:50 on June 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:15 on June 22, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The US owner of a Bulgarian power plant that last week contracted to buy €79 million ($91.7 mln) in EU carbon allowances has revealed the details of the deal, shedding some light on the opaque world of corporate emission unit tenders.

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Dutch court jails EU carbon trading tax fraud ringleader for 8 years

Published 11:35 on June 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:26 on June 15, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A court in The Hague on Tuesday sentenced a 46-year-old Pakistani man to eight years in jail over his role in masterminding a €6.5 million ($7.5 mln) tax fraud scheme via the EU ETS.

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Lawsuit over bank RBS’ role in £160m EU ETS tax fraud kicks off in London

Published 23:46 on June 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:56 on June 29, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A £160 million ($212 mln) lawsuit against UK bank RBS brought by creditors over its alleged 2009 role in EU carbon trading tax fraud opened in London on Thursday.

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EU environmental campaigner joins Brussels PR firm

Published 19:00 on June 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:00 on June 6, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A veteran EU environmental campaigner has joined a global public affairs consultancy firm, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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