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Carbon markets veteran switches law firms

Published 12:06 on January 18, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:33 on January 18, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China  /  No Comments

A longstanding legal expert on emissions markets on Monday joined a law firm seeking to expand its global commodities and energy practise.

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US-based investment bank hires former RGGI compliance trader

Published 15:48 on January 15, 2021  /  Last updated at 02:21 on January 16, 2021  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A New York-based environmental trader has joined a multinational investment firm after spending the past decade at a RGGI compliance entity.

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Singapore energy trading firm hires ex-Shell offset originator

Published 10:52 on January 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:00 on January 12, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Singapore-based energy trading firm has hired a former offset originator with Shell to help build a carbon trading business.

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US energy companies sue commodity trader over unfilled RFS credits

Published 20:47 on January 11, 2021  /  Last updated at 20:47 on January 11, 2021  /  Americas, Bavardage, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Two obligated parties under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have filed separate lawsuits against a Texas-based commodity shop for failing to deliver biofuel credits (RINs) in fulfilment of contractual obligations.

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Former Romanian minister accused of bribery involving EU carbon allowances

Published 21:27 on January 6, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:52 on January 6, 2021  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Romania’s president has requested a criminal investigation be launched against a former environment minister accused of bribery and instigating embezzlement, in a case involving the exchange of free EU carbon allowances for metal products.

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Senior carbon trader leaves NZ energy firm

Published 06:31 on December 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:00 on December 16, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Conversations, New Zealand  /  No Comments

A veteran emissions trader has left one of the biggest emitters participating in New Zealand’s carbon market.

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Voluntary carbon offset developer hires former Shell exec to lead nature-based drive

Published 19:24 on December 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:28 on December 15, 2020  /  Bavardage, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A UK-based low-carbon project developer has appointed a former Shell executive to lead its offering on nature-based activities, aiming to respond to heightened corporate offset demand from the sector.

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EU ETS registry to go offline for maintenance, upgrade at turn of year

Published 11:28 on December 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:04 on December 15, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU’s emissions trading registry will be temporarily suspended at the turn of the year to allow for technical maintenance and a software upgrade, the European Commission announced Tuesday, adding that it has wiped an undisclosed amount of personal data from the ETS transaction log.

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Apple co-founder, CO2 market entrepreneur partner to launch $1 bln energy efficiency blockchain firm

Published 22:31 on December 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:05 on December 4, 2020  /  Americas, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

One of Apple’s co-founders has joined forces with an carbon market entrepreneur to launch a $1 billion blockchain company that tokenises energy efficiency measures.

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Hartree Partners hires former Deutsche Bank carbon boss

Published 21:57 on December 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:58 on December 3, 2020  /  Americas, Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Hartree Partners has hired two emissions trading experts, including a former head of global carbon at Deutsche Bank, as the commodities trading firm ramps up its environmental product offerings.

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