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EU Market: EUAs climb back towards €5 amid oil gains

Published 20:44 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:44 on March 30, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices gained 3.4% on Thursday, nearing the €5 mark for the first time this week on short-covering and as a jump in oil prices lifted the energy complex.

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Norway to look at curbing CER buying after surprise emissions fall

Published 16:52 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:52 on March 30, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Norway will look at possibly downscaling its CER buying programme after the government revised down emissions projections due to more citizens opting for electric cars.

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UK emissions down 6% in 2016 as transport dethrones energy sector

Published 11:46 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:46 on March 30, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6% in 2016 due mainly to coal-to-gas switching in the power sector, making transportation the top emitting sector for the first time ever and cutting into demand for EU Allowances.

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EU, China to lead on climate while the US has some ‘explaining’ to do -Arias Canete

Published 09:55 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:55 on March 30, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Having now ditched its carbon-cutting plans, the US must explain to the rest of the world how it will meet its emission targets if it stays in the Paris Agreement, EU climate chief Miguel Arias Canete said Thursday, while promising that the EU and China would carry on leading the fight against climate change.

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Balkan nations overlooking CO2 costs in their plans for new coal plants -report

Published 20:24 on March 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:43 on March 30, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Western Balkan nations, in their plans to build up to 10 new coal-fired power plants, are overlooking the CO2 costs that they will likely be required to pay once they join the EU ETS, a watchdog group warned on Wednesday.

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EnBW curbs forward hedging amid thinner margins

Published 13:01 on March 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:01 on March 29, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German utility EnBW has scaled back its hedging rates over the past year while selling slightly less electricity, blaming thinner margins for producing power in what was a mixed hedging period for Europe’s biggest utilities.

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EU Market: EUAs end flat after jumping on bumper Polish auction

Published 10:42 on March 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:17 on March 29, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices ended almost flat on Wednesday, giving back early gains made in the wake of Poland’s auction clearing 6 cents above the secondary market, comfortably absorbing the highest government sale in four years.

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Major investors urge UK to retain carbon price mechanism post-Brexit

Published 01:01 on March 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:58 on March 29, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A group of investors with more than $18 trillion in assets under management has called on the UK to ensure that a carbon pricing mechanism acts as the principal driver of the country’s long-term decarbonisation efforts post-Brexit.

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EU Market: EUAs lift from 2017 low on oil price surge

Published 18:51 on March 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:26 on March 28, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon rose on Tuesday as a late surge in oil prices lifted the energy complex, with EUAs holding above the 2017 low of €4.58 touched in the previous session.

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EU Market: EUAs drop to 2017 low on mix of bearish factors

Published 22:19 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:19 on March 27, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon on Monday fell to its lowest so far this year on a mix of mounting supply pressures, speculative selling, and bleak fundamentals.

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