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EU Market: EUAs hold well below recent €10 peak for 3.1% weekly gain

Published 18:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:35 on February 16, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices ended little changed on Friday after shifting considerably throughout the session, albeit remaining well below Wednesday’s six-year high of €10.02.

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Climate finance vehicle picks 9 new initiatives to support in emerging nations

Published 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:26 on February 16, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Public-private climate investment vehicle The Lab has selected nine initiatives from over 100 applications to support for this year, with funding expanding into land-use sectors.

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France’s EDF sees drop in nuclear output for 2019 amid transition

Published 12:18 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:18 on February 16, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

French utility EDF expects its nuclear output to be lower in 2019 due to the closure of one of its sites before another becomes fully operational, it said in annual results Friday.

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VCS becomes Verra: Voluntary market certifier changes name in rebranding

Published 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:30 on February 15, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary carbon market certifier Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) has changed its name to Verra in a rebranding that it says reflects its broadening portfolio of sustainable development and environmental standards.

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EU Market: EUAs sink further from €10 milestone as experts flag potential for further falls

Published 19:01 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:01 on February 15, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices dipped on Thursday to fall further back from the previous session’s six-year high above €10, as analysts predicted prices could drop further amid a lack of fundamental support.

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Norway’s Statkraft sees boost to gas plant value on CO2 price gains

Published 12:26 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:25 on February 16, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Utility Statkraft has reversed the value of an impairment on its German gas-fired power due to an improved outlook for the cleaner form of generation in the country and has deployed varied approaches to how it will comply with sweeping new financial regulations under MiFID II.

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Carbon tax coverage is spreading worldwide, but at too low a rate -OECD

Published 19:39 on February 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:24 on February 14, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Carbon tax coverage increased worldwide over the four years to 2015 but the rates are still too low to reflect the costs of greenhouse gases, according to an OECD report published Wednesday.

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CORRECTED – EU Market: EUAs hit €10 for the first time since 2011, then drop after weak auction

Published 08:58 on February 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:14 on February 15, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Front-year EU carbon prices hit €10 on Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 2011, as heavy buying extended the recent rally that has added more than 20% since the start of the year.

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EU ETS reforms due to get lawmaker sign-off this month as other climate bills line up behind

Published 17:30 on February 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:30 on February 13, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The post-2020 EU ETS reform bill is due to be signed off by member state ministers before the end of February, according to a draft agenda, marking the final procedural step in a 2.5-year process that will finally cement regulatory certainty for the market and could trigger increased EUA buying from compliance companies.

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Cheers! Sino-European consortium to build world’s largest CCUS plant

Published 17:08 on February 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:08 on February 13, 2018  /  China, EMEA  /  No Comments

A Sino-European consortium of eight organisations and universities is developing a pilot power plant equipped with carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, which will produce electricity and steam without emitting CO2.

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