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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: The high cost of Trump’s “money saving” Clean Power Plan repeal

Published 20:11 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:39 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

US Environmental Protection Agency boss Scott Pruitt withdrew from the Obama era’s Clean Power Plan today, and he says it’s because the plan is an expensive, unfair, and unprecedented intrusion by government into energy markets. Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick debunks his argument.

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Coherent decarbonisation: Pöyry presents Policy Coherence Mechanism to protect EU ETS from overlapping instruments

Published 10:25 on September 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:25 on September 28, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

Pöyry presented today at the Carbon Forward 2017 conference a Policy Coherence Mechanism for the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The proposal is intended to ensure that the effectiveness of the carbon market does not suffer amid calls to strengthen other instruments who also drive decarbonisation. Pöyry Management Consulting developed the mechanism to deal with policy overlaps in a structured and predictable manner on behalf of a consortium made up of the three largest Nordic utilities – Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – September 2017

Published 18:50 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

After the summer break, activity is beginning to pick up again in the voluntary market, sources report.

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ENERGY AND MINES: How is carbon shaping energy for mines?

Published 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

With insights from mining leaders at Fortescue Metals Group, Gold Fields, Teck Resources, and Avalon Advanced Materials, this article looks at how carbon is driving new energy choices for the global mining sector.

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COMMENT: Brexit and the EU ETS – where do things stand?

Published 09:28 on September 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:05 on September 8, 2017  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

UK consultant Richard Folland of Climate and Energy Associates sets the scene for how the upcoming Brexit negotiations will impact the EU ETS.

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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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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: They’re back! Global alliance rallies around Republican plan for gradually-rising US carbon tax

Published 16:20 on June 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:21 on June 20, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

In February, a group of prominent Republicans aligned with Ted Halstead’s fledgling Climate Leadership Council called for a nationwide carbon tax. Now the Council is back, with a formal charter, a diverse array of founding members, and a full page ad in today’s Wall Street Journal calling for a climate-change solution that “bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our shared environment”.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – June 2017

Published 16:53 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:02 on July 5, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

In this month’s issue, ALLCOT notes quieter market conditions as offset traders occupy themselves with preparing portfolio proposals for corporate clients rather than carrying out deals. Will this trend continue into Q3?

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COMMENT: EU nations risk climate credibility with forest rules that would mask emission increases

Published 09:02 on June 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:36 on June 16, 2017  /  Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Views  /  No Comments

Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Joanna House, a reader in environmental science and policy at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK.

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