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Switzerland delays next carbon allowance auctions

Published 21:49 on August 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:54 on August 15, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland has delayed what might be its final allowance auctions before it links with the EU ETS.

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EEX calls for overhaul of EU carbon auction schedule

Published 21:30 on August 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:41 on August 15, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German energy exchange EEX has called for EUA auction rules to be modified and the sale schedule to be overhauled.

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EU Market: EUAs stumble to new 5-week low as sellers remain in control

Published 18:33 on August 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:07 on August 15, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon dropped to a fresh five-week low below €26 on Thursday, undoing all of July’s gains, as traders said speculative sellers, Brexit fears, and wider macroeconomic worries were pressuring.

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California senator urges ARB to oppose Tropical Forest Standard

Published 23:51 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:39 on August 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB should not endorse its Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) next month because sector-based REDD offsets lack environmental and social integrity and fail to address the root causes of deforestation, a state senator said, potentially opening a bicameral rift over the already divisive issue.

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EU Market: EUAs sink back below €27 on weaker auction, fraught economy

Published 17:54 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:00 on August 14, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs slipped back below €27 early on Wednesday in volatile trade as a weak auction and bearish economic data dented sentiment.

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Germany’s RWE slows its EUA hedging rate amid lower output

Published 08:39 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:14 on August 15, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German-based utility RWE slowed its hedging rate slightly over Q2 to leave it with a marginally lagged position compared to recent years, it said in financial results Wednesday, giving a modestly bullish signal for EUAs.

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EU Market: EUAs rebound back above €27 after rout clear-out

Published 18:01 on August 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:44 on August 13, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs hit a five-week low near €26 on Tuesday, though prices rebounded to positive territory above €27 after a strong auction and amid bargain-hunting by buyers.

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Utility CEZ still lags on EUA hedging while planning higher thermal output

Published 11:57 on August 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:57 on August 13, 2019  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Czechia-based utility CEZ is lagging its historical carbon hedging rates, it said in financial results on Tuesday, suggesting that its EUA demand could rise over the rest of the year as it plans for higher thermal generation.

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Germany suspends Brazil forest aid amid deforestation resurgence

Published 18:58 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:17 on August 13, 2019  /  Americas, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

Germany is suspending some of its long-standing forest protection funding to Brazil because it doubts Brasilia is continuing preservation efforts.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features a dedicated stream focused on the EU carbon market from an investor perspective.

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