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EU firms voice concerns over China ETS

Published 11:36 on September 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:36 on September 19, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China on Tuesday raised a number of concerns regarding issues it said might prevent China’s national emissions trading scheme from working properly.

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EU Market: EUAs retreat further from recent highs as energy market cools

Published 17:53 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices fell by more than 3% on Monday, giving back more of their recent gains as coal and German power prices eased.

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France to raise domestic carbon tax by 46% next year

Published 16:13 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:13 on September 18, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

France will raise its domestic carbon tax by 46% in 2018, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced, as he set out more measures under the country’s new five-year climate plan.

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Vertis acquires Brussels-based carbon traders Alco2 in Western European push

Published 13:59 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Vertis Environmental Finance has acquired Brussels-based emissions trading firm Alco2, as the Budapest-headquartered company further expands its operations into Western Europe.

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EU Market: EUAs sink back below €7 for 1.7% weekly loss as power wanes

Published 19:06 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:30 on September 15, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices continued to slide in another choppy session on Friday, as buyers emerged to curb heavy selling while support from power prices fell away to help deliver a 1.7% weekly loss for EUAs.

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EU energy trader group EFET urges lawmakers to rethink ETS Brexit-proof plan

Published 17:48 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:55 on September 14, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

An EU plan to safeguard its carbon market against an uncoordinated UK exit creates considerable contractual and trading risks and should be rethought, European energy traders group EFET said Thursday.

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ICE Futures Europe to continue auctioning UK’s EUAs amid Brexit fears

Published 15:01 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:57 on September 14, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The British government will continue to use ICE Futures Europe to auction EU carbon allowances after renewing its agreement with the London-based exchange operator, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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EU Market: EUAs crash back to earth after hitting new 20-mth high on 9% daily rise

Published 13:39 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:52 on September 15, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon tumbled on Thursday afternoon to end flat after a volatile session that saw prices leap nearly 9% to a new 20-month high on a surging energy complex and ETS reform talk progress.

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French court jails 12 carbon fraudsters, with 36 more to face trial

Published 02:22 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:38 on September 14, 2017  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A Paris court on Wednesday sentenced 12 people to prison for their part in a €146-million tax fraud and money laundering ring that profited through the EU carbon market, while a related €385-million case involving 36 people advanced in the south of France.

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EU parties claim progress in latest post-2020 ETS reform talks

Published 23:01 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:32 on September 13, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Envoys from the three EU institutions struck several compromises on post-2020 EU ETS reforms late Wednesday, but confirmed at least one more meeting would be needed to strike a final deal.

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