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EU Market: EUAs scale new high on auction-less European holiday

Published 17:47 on May 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:47 on May 21, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices scaled a new seven-year high above €15.50 on Monday, as a continental European holiday kept volumes low and an auction off the calendar.

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Governments dole out almost 500k more free EUAs for 2018

Published 12:45 on May 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:45 on May 21, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU nations handed out almost 500,000 free carbon allowances to industry over the past two weeks, the European Commission said in its final allocation update this year.

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Netherlands underpins CO2 floor plans by setting end dates for coal plants

Published 22:51 on May 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:51 on May 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Netherlands said it will shut two of its coal power plants in 2024 and the other three before 2030 unless they switch fuels, adding further pressure to big-emitting generators ahead of the implementation of a planned domestic carbon floor price for power from 2020.

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EU Market: EUAs hold above €15 to lodge 4% weekly gain

Published 19:22 on May 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:44 on May 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon recovered from a mid-afternoon sell-off on Friday, with prices ending slightly lower in choppy trade after a bullish auction to hold above €15 for a 4.2% weekly rise.

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EU ETS emissions rose 0.3% in 2017, European Commission estimates

Published 13:14 on May 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:21 on May 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Emissions covered under the EU ETS rose by 0.3% in 2017, the European Commission said Friday, confirming the small increase both reported in preliminary data released last month and predicted by analysts.

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EU court rules chemicals firm Evonik not entitled to more free CO2 allowances

Published 12:12 on May 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:37 on May 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU’s highest court has ruled that chemicals firm Evonik is not entitled to additional free carbon allowances because its method of producing gases does not fall within a defined benchmark.

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Brussels sets sights on deeper EU climate targets as lawmakers move on ambition

Published 18:33 on May 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:33 on May 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The European Commission is gearing up to propose deeper EU emission reduction goals later this year as lawmakers are increasingly willing to accept more ambitious near-term measures, according to EU climate chief Miguel Arias Canete.

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EU Market: Prices jump to new 7-year high as auction doesn’t disappoint bulls

Published 10:50 on May 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:56 on May 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices broke new ground above €15 after Thursday’s auction attracted sturdy interest and cleared at the highest level since 2011.

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EU Market: Failed auction sees EUAs rocket above €15

Published 18:24 on May 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:49 on May 16, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon allowances rocketed above €15 on Wednesday for the first time since 2011 after a failed auction appeared to light a fuse under prices.

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UK auction for EU carbon allowances fails over lack of interest

Published 10:07 on May 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:43 on May 16, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK’s fortnightly EU carbon auction was cancelled on Wednesday due to insufficient interest, sale host ICE said.

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