CP Daily: Monday June 22, 2015

Published 17:56 on June 22, 2015  /  Last updated at 18:20 on June 22, 2015  /  Newsletters

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Poland’s surging opposition seeks talks on EU emission opt-out

Poland’s opposition wants to negotiate exemptions from the EU’s binding GHG emission curbs, Bloomberg reported on Monday, in the clearest sign yet that the poll-leading Law & Justice (PiS) party would adopt an even tougher line on climate policy than the present government.


California regulators warn of offset scam targeting its reserve sales

California carbon market regulators warned on Monday of a potential scam where companies are being offered the opportunity to sell their CER or VER credits in the state’s reserve auctions for a fee.


Academics call for national CO2 cap to curb China’s emissions

China must set a national cap on CO2 emissions and expand and improve its market mechanisms if it is to meet its target of peaking greenhouse gases by 2030, a group of academics said in an article published in Nature magazine.


EUAs climb on Greek optimism but higher coal, auction vols cap gains

EU carbon prices closed higher on Monday after touching a five-day high of €7.56 on renewed optimism over Greece after the debt-riddled country offered new concessions ahead of an emergency eurozone leaders summit this evening.


Australia under pressure to increase post-2020 climate ambition

Australia is considering setting a 2030 GHG target of 26-30% below 2005 levels, the West Australian newspaper reported Monday after initial preferences to set the bar lower were put to shame by Canada’s and Japan’s targets.


Alberta to finalise climate strategy before UN Paris meet

Alberta, home to Canada’s CO2-intensive oilsands industry, will unveil a new climate change strategy before the Nov. 30 start of UN talks in Paris, the province’s newly-elected premier Rachel Notley said in a newspaper interview published online late on Friday.


WCI market: Auction volume to dip in August

The WCI will offer 73.4 million current vintage carbon allowances in its next quarterly auction scheduled for August, compared with 76.9 million sold during the most recent fully subscribed auction held in May, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) said on Friday.


Indian firm seeking 20k renewable energy CERs

An Indian advisory services company is seeking 20,000 CERs, according to an advert on a UN website, in a rare display of demand for the CDM credits.


Job listings this week:

Senior Trader, Carbon Trading, Shell – Beijing
Senior Originator, Carbon Trading, Shell – Beijing
Market Risk Analyst for Gas, Power & Emissions – London
Head of unit, EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF – Brussels
Climate policy consultant (Climate Finance expert), Perspectives – Freiburg, Germany
Administrative Manager, WCI – Sacramento, California
Project Manager, WCI – Sacramento, California
Biofuels, Renewables and Carbon Broker – London
Short Term Fundamental Carbon Analyst – London
Junior Gas & Power Market Analyst, Macquarie – London
Carbon Consultant, Utilitywise – Redditch, UK

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Bite-sized updates from around the world:

Ministers To Sell Stake In UK’s Green Bank – The Government is looking to offload a stake in the Green Investment Bank three years after its launch. (Sky News)

Miliband seeks climate talks role – Ed Miliband intends to take on a significant role in the forthcoming global climate change debate. In the first indication of what life will be like for the former Labour leader, a spokesman for Mr Miliband confirmed that he is turning his attention to November’s climate change talks in Paris. (The Times)

The UK’s Tories must seize the chance to rethink climate change policy – David Cameron and George Osborne have just defeated Ed Miliband electorally; now they have to defeat him intellectually. (Telegraph)

New London runway would allow aviation emissions to soar beyond UK carbon target – With its imminent recommendation to the UK Government on whether a new London runway should be built at Heathrow or Gatwick, the Airports Commission has drawn criticism for not fully explaining how a growth in aviation carbon emissions can be constrained within national climate targets. (GreenAir Online)

NZ scientists voice concern over gagging on climate change – New Zealand scientists said Monday that government funding policies have effectively prevented them from making any serious input into the government’s climate change stance. (Xinhua)

Climate change: Longest Conflict Report warns Australia’s Defence Force underprepared – Australia’s failure to address climate change will cause a significant national security threat, according to a report by the Centre for Policy Development. (ABC)

There’s nothing objectionable about the pope’s moralizing tone and language of “sin”, but his skepticism about market-based solutions to climate change is rooted in a misunderstanding, especially as the concept is a moral idea that he himself endorses elsewhere in his encyclical, argues Joseph Heath, a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, in an op-ed in the New York Times.

Dirty Money vs. Clean Power: How the US Fossil Fuel Industry Hopes to Kill EPA’s Climate Rule – The fossil fuel industry is pulling out all the stops in an effort to derail President Obama’s Clean Power Plan being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. (DeSmog Blog)


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