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UK seeks to hire ETS Brexit specialist as divorce talks rumble on

Published 19:06 on November 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:06 on November 24, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Britain is recruiting a senior official to help steer the country’s climate policy on Brexit and the EU ETS over the next two years, a crucial period that could see the UK detach from the bloc’s market as it also exits the EU.

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Spanish utility Iberdrola to persist with coal phase-out plans despite government resistance

Published 18:54 on November 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:54 on November 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Spanish utility Iberdrola has pledged to push ahead with plans to phase out its two remaining Spanish coal power facilities in the face of potential resistance from the government, a move that pits climate action against security of supply concerns.

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EU Market: Another strong auction lifts EUAs to 2-wk high, 3.9% weekly rise

Published 18:31 on November 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:37 on November 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices gained further ground on Friday on the back of another strong auction result, hitting a two-week high and notching a 3.9% weekly rise.

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Uniper hires ex-Vattenfall carbon trader

Published 21:10 on November 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:10 on November 23, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German utility Uniper has hired a former Vattenfall carbon and energy trader.

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EU Market: EUAs close up 4% following strong auction

Published 20:59 on November 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:59 on November 23, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices added nearly 4% on Thursday after strong demand signals from the day’s auction encouraged what several traders said appeared to be speculative buying and some short-covering.

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CORRECTED – EU-Swiss ETS link expected in 2020 as parties sign deal but await rule adjustments

Published 16:26 on November 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on November 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Switzerland  /  No Comments

The EU and Switzerland signed a formal agreement on Wednesday to connect their carbon markets, keeping the process on track to link the two schemes in 2020.

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EU Market: EUAs ease after surging on EU nations’ ETS reform backing

Published 20:19 on November 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:19 on November 22, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon surged on Wednesday after news emerged that EU nations had given their backing to the post-2020 EU ETS reform bill, but the gains proved short-lived and prices finished in the red for a fifth day.

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UK aims to keep domestic carbon price at current levels near £24/tonne until 2025

Published 15:41 on November 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:50 on November 22, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK government aims to keep its domestic carbon price near current levels of around £24/tonne until 2025, it said in its autumn budget released Wednesday, a move that will allow the rest of the EU to catch up to Britain’s high national price via the bloc’s carbon market but which could endanger the country’s long-term climate goals.

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EU envoys approve post-2020 ETS reform bill

Published 09:32 on November 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:09 on November 22, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU member state envoys on Wednesday approved the post-2020 ETS reform bill, sending carbon prices higher and bringing a law-making process more than two years in the making closer to completion.

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EU Market: EUAs dip on renewed ETS reform vote doubts

Published 19:04 on November 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:04 on November 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices dipped for a second straight day on Tuesday as news that a key ETS reform vote may still be hanging in the balance caused a late sell-off.

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