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Commodity trading shop Freepoint parts ways with cross-commodity analyst

Published 17:42 on September 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:42 on September 24, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A senior cross-commodity analyst has left commodities trading firm Freepoint, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Global trading firm registers for RGGI after operating in California-Quebec ETS

Published 17:44 on August 31, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:37 on August 31, 2020  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A global trading firm opened a RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS) account this week, representing the 10th new speculator and latest financial entity to transition into the Northeast US power sector carbon market after participating in WCI cap-and-trade programme.

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The FT effect: How big EU carbon price moves follow the financial paper’s market coverage

Published 16:57 on August 28, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:49 on August 28, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Want to make a quick buck – or should we say a quick euro?  When the Financial Times runs its next piece on EU carbon allowances, trade them immediately.

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British carbon fraudster finally behind bars after 3.5 years on the lam

Published 19:03 on August 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:14 on August 27, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A carbon trading fraudster is finally behind bars in the UK after he fled an eight-year prison sentence for a £2.4 million scam that saw him and his accomplices sell illiquid and overpriced offsets to over 100 vulnerable investors.

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EU trade commissioner resigns over Irish golf dinner scandal

Published 20:51 on August 26, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:46 on September 15, 2020  /  Bavardage, CBAM, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU’s trade chief, one of the members of the EU Commission in charge of designing the bloc’s carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), resigned on Wednesday over uproar that he breached COVID rules.

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Global commodities firm becomes latest speculator to open RGGI account

Published 22:30 on August 20, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:47 on August 20, 2020  /  Americas, Bavardage, US  /  No Comments

A multinational commodities firm opened a RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS) account on Thursday, marking the ninth new speculative player in the Northeast US power sector carbon market this year.

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EU ETS suffers registry outage, temporarily preventing trade in carbon units

Published 13:20 on August 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:21 on August 19, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU’s carbon market has been hit by technical issues this week, including a server outage on Wednesday that was preventing participants from accessing their registry accounts or processing allowance transactions.

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South Pole carbon markets director to join BP

Published 20:37 on August 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:37 on August 17, 2020  /  Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Pole’s director of climate policy and carbon markets has left the company to take up a similar role at BP, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Shell to buy Australian carbon project developer

Published 05:30 on August 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:02 on August 4, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Shell will buy an Australian carbon offset project developer as part of its global drive to cut GHG emissions through nature-based solutions, its first acquisition under the programme, the oil major announced Monday.

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New US-listed carbon ETF launched amid growing investor interest

Published 19:23 on July 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:38 on July 31, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

A new US-listed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks carbon prices in three markets was launched Thursday, allowing retail investors for the first time to indirectly hold cross-continental stakes in cap-and-trade schemes.

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