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China released its thirteenth five-year plan on Saturday, pledging to cut the carbon intensity of its economy to 18% below current levels by 2020, a target that is likely to guide the CO2 cap in its national emissions trading scheme.
European carbon allowances will average €5 through all of the fourth phase of the EU ETS (2021-2030) under the bloc’s current climate targets, meaning prices won’t be high enough to incentivise Europe’s biggest utilities to shift towards burning cleaner fuels until after 2030, Barclays said in an analyst report Monday.
China’s carbon emissions may have peaked in 2014, but were they to rise in coming years the increase would be modest, a study said Monday.
Shanghai’s CO2 allowance price fell to a record low 8.50 yuan ($1.30) on Monday, with other Chinese carbon prices remaining depressed across the board amid uncertainty surrounding how the pilot schemes will cope with falling emissions and the looming transition to a national ETS.
EU carbon prices closed at their highest in two weeks on Monday, guided higher by a late buying surge and as the wider energy complex was lifted by Brent crude rising above $40 for the first time this year.
British Columbia is considering increasing its carbon tax, the premier of Canada’s westernmost province said last week.
The European Commission will release preliminary verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2015 starting on Friday Apr. 1, the 28-nation bloc’s executive said on Monday.
Job listings this week:
Principal Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change – Kingston, Jamaica
Funding Development Officer, Carbon Tracker Initiative – London
Senior Partnerships Manager, Nexus for Development – home-based in London/European capital
Account Director (Client Services), ClimateCare – Oxford, UK
Digital Marketing Executive (B2B), ClimateCare – Oxford, UK
Consultant, Consolidating & Amending Approved CDM Recycling & Composting Methodologies, UNDP – Home-based
Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Manager, Network Rail – Milton Keynes, UK
Carbon Projects Officer, CO2balance – Taunton, UK
Portfolio Manager, Climate-KIC – Various European cities
Program Officer, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) – Washington DC
Intern (voluntary), Carbon Market Institute – Melbourne
Summer internships, Carbon Credit Capital – New York
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Bite-sized updates from around the world
TransCanada Corp. says three of its Alberta power plants will become unprofitable as a result of a changes to Alberta’s carbon levy, so it plans to terminate their power purchase agreements. (Globe and Mail)
The latest issue of Pitt & Sherry’s CEDEX takes a closer look at the underlying factors pushing up carbon emissions from Australia’s national electricity market in 2015.
And finally… A group of UK cross-party MPs and campaigners – led by former Labour leader Ed Miliband – are calling on lawmakers to make the country’s Paris carbon reduction targets legally-binding. The new legislation would significantly extend the UK’s current target to cut emissions by 80% by 2050. (Guardian)
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