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UK court rejects oil & gas firm’s Brexit ‘net off’ argument in appeal over €4m EU ETS bill

Published 16:11 on November 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:11 on November 29, 2019  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A British oil and gas firm has lost its appeal over its €4 million EU ETS bill, with a London court rejecting the idea that UK emitters should be able to ‘net off’ allowances unallocated due to Brexit with their surrender obligations.

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Court sides with BP over fired US carbon trader’s bonus dispute, pending termination ruling

Published 17:30 on November 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:09 on November 27, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A former US emissions trader for BP will be liable to repay a $200,000 signing bonus after being fired within the first two years of employment, the US District Court of the Northern District of Illinois decided Monday, provided it rules early next year that the oil major terminated her with cause.

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Mitsubishi-led consortium prevails in bid to buy Dutch energy firm Eneco

Published 19:53 on November 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:53 on November 25, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, Japan  /  No Comments

A Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi Corp has agreed to buy Dutch energy company Eneco for €4.1 billion, beating rival offers from oil major Shell and private equity firm KKR.

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Mexican carbon pricing NGO sees director leave for IHS Markit

Published 15:34 on November 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:34 on November 19, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, International, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

The director of non-governmental organisation and CO2 pricing consultancy Carbon Trust’s Mexico office will take on a new role at information provider IHS Markit, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Veteran climate lawyer launches climate investment and advisory business

Published 13:01 on November 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:47 on November 13, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, International  /  No Comments

A veteran climate policy and carbon market lawyer has launched a climate change advisory and investment business, aiming to raise $3 billion across investment funds to facilitate the transition to a net-zero and climate resilient future.

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EXCLUSIVE – Developers Assemble: EcoSecurities alumni regroup to relaunch iconic offset firm for new era of carbon markets

Published 21:39 on November 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:54 on November 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

EcoSecurities, one of the most iconic developers of the offset project boom of the 2000s, is being relaunched by a team of its alumni and co-founders, Carbon Pulse has learned, gearing up to trailblaze once again in a new era of international carbon markets.

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UK govt fines 2 more firms for EU ETS infractions

Published 22:48 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:48 on November 7, 2019  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Two more installations have picked up EU ETS-related fines by the UK government.

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Spain approved as new host of COP25 climate talks, with dates unchanged

Published 14:14 on November 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:06 on November 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain’s offer to host this year’s UN climate talks has been approved, the international organisation said Friday, with Madrid set to be the venue after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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UPDATE – Spain steps in with offer to host COP25 climate talks after Chile withdrawal

Published 16:02 on October 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:10 on November 1, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Spain has offered to host this year’s UN climate talks in Madrid, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Thursday, after Chile pulled out due to ongoing protests in the country.

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Refintiv hires analyst to cover impending China carbon market

Published 10:50 on October 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:54 on October 31, 2019  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Analysts Refinitiv have hired a Beijing-based expert from the Energy Foundation to track developments ahead of next year’s launch of China’s national emissions trading market.

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