Last week's, remaining WCI auctions through 2020 to sell out, analyst predicts

Published 23:50 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:55 on August 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Last week’s WCI auction likely sold out at the highest clearing price in four years, an analyst predicted, forecasting that the rest of these quarterly sales through 2020 will see all units "snapped up". Read More

First Alaska issuance helps ACR offset awards top 100 million

Published 00:51 on August 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:55 on August 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon credit issuances by the American Carbon Registry (ACR) have topped 100 million tonnes, the voluntary market certifier announced on Monday, after doling out more than 12 million in the past week. Read More

Big-emitting, off-grid power plants could escape China ETS

Published 11:48 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:13 on August 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China's off-grid power plants operated by heavy industry might avoid being included in the national ETS as regulators struggle to account for them, potentially undermining government efforts to use the carbon market to curb emissions. Read More

EU Market: EUAs sink back from 5.5-month high as full auctions loom

Published 17:32 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:54 on August 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs failed to hold onto the previous week’s 8% gain on Monday, slipping slightly in becalmed trade as analysts warned of steeper falls due to the upcoming resumption of bigger auctions. Read More

NZ Market: NZUs keep climbing as election upset odds improve

Published 11:55 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:05 on August 21, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, New Zealand  /  No Comments

New Zealand carbon allowances inched up again on Monday, closing at NZ$18 ($13.16) for the first time in almost six months as the market took in the potential outcome of a surprise Labour election win. Read More

Rio Tinto plants get green light from Australia to increase emissions

Published 13:26 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:01 on August 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Australia  /  No Comments

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has given two plants owned by mining major Rio Tinto permission to increase CO2 emissions under the Safeguard Mechanism, a policy intended to help cut greenhouse gas output. Read More

China’s plans for new city could bring up to $150bln in green funding

Published 12:17 on August 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on August 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s plans to build a new city near Beijing to alleviate the pressure on the over-populated capital could attract green investment of over a trillion yuan ($150 billion) as it seeks to woo cleantech industries including the main exchange in the nation’s new carbon market. Read More

China’s Guangdong to tighten CO2 cap, issue permits to national ETS participants

Published 13:17 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:32 on August 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong will tighten the CO2 cap in its emissions trading scheme for 2017 and advance issuance of allowances to all included sectors despite the lack of clarity over what will happen once the national ETS begins. Read More

China launches fresh consultation round on MRV for major sectors

Published 11:34 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:30 on August 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China on Friday launched a new consultation on MRV rules for 14 major sectors, including some of those due to be brought into the national emissions trading scheme. Read More

Poland’s Tauron H1 generation up 12%, surprised by investor interest

Published 14:48 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:40 on August 18, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Polish state-run utility Tauron reported a 12% rise in its total H1 output and was surprised that investors were keen to snap up its debt given its carbon-intensive operations. Read More

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