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CARBON FORWARD: With EU ETS reforms near sealed, risks abound for emitters

Published 16:17 on August 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:29 on August 24, 2017  /  Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The post-2020 EU ETS reform process is almost complete but while prices are expected to double within four years, the outlook is still uncertain amid a raft of other carbon-cutting measures that could expand should Britain exit the market.

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China’s climate ambassador wins $2.6m prize for part in Paris deal

Published 10:57 on August 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:56 on August 23, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, Climate Talks  /  No Comments

Xie Zhenhua, a long-serving top negotiator for China at international climate talks, has been awarded a HK$20 million ($2.6 million) prize for his efforts to combat climate change.

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Toronto-based ClearBlue Markets hires new policy analyst

Published 14:23 on August 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:29 on August 14, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

ClearBlue Markets has hired a new policy analyst, taking the Toronto-based carbon market advisory firm’s expanding workforce to seven.

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CBL Markets hires broker to help drive US carbon and renewables trading

Published 15:23 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:23 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Exchange operator CBL Markets has hired a former environmental commodities broker to help drive its North American sales and trading activity.

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EEX teams up with new incubator run by former ECX chief, CO2 market veterans

Published 12:55 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:05 on October 4, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has joined forces with a new financial markets incubator chaired by the former CEO of the European and Chicago Climate Exchanges and co-founded by several carbon market veterans.

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UK Committee on Climate Change starts hunt for new chief executive

Published 22:49 on August 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:49 on August 1, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA  /  No Comments

The UK’s advisory Committee on Climate Change, an independent body that provides the government expertise on climate science and policy, economics, business competitiveness, and financial management, has started the hunt for a new chief executive.

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Germany launches tender to buy CERs to offset 2016 federal govt travel

Published 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:04 on July 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure offsets to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials in 2016.

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PetroChina trader leaves to start own carbon firm

Published 09:50 on July 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:11 on July 27, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A London-based emissions trader with Chinese state-owned oil firm PetroChina International has left to set up his own carbon trading company in Beijing.

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Former Koch Supply & Trading president joins ClimeCo board

Published 23:12 on July 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:12 on July 25, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US  /  No Comments

Offset project developer and emissions trader ClimeCo has appointed a former president of Koch Supply & Trading to its board.

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Key China climate think-tank vice director joins Energy Foundation

Published 11:41 on July 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:56 on July 24, 2017  /  Bavardage, China  /  No Comments

One of China’s key climate policy academics has left his role as vice director of China’s government-led climate policy think-tank NCSC to become president of NGO Energy Foundation China.

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