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EU power emissions decline puts steel’s coal use in crosshairs -analysts

Published 12:45 on April 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:26 on April 7, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU must increasingly focus on reducing the steel sector’s use of coal, analysts said on Tuesday, in finding that steelmaking facilities that use the heavy-polluting fuel were the top emitters in seven nations last year.

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EU Market: EUA jump 14% above €20 as markets react to signs of virus slowdown

Published 19:30 on April 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:35 on April 6, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs raced up by over €2.50 to top €20 on Monday as shorts scrambled to cover positions and as wider European markets rallied on signs of a slowdown in coronavirus cases, even as oil prices declined.

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*NEW PODCAST*: CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS

Published 19:15 on April 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:26 on April 6, 2020  /  Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  1 Comment

Being confined to our homes with the wider world firmly under lockdown due to the coronavirus, we have started a podcast: Carbon Pulse Conversations. Check out our first episode!

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Ukraine flags concerns over “extremely sensitive” EU carbon border tax plan

Published 19:02 on April 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:02 on April 6, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A Brussels plan to impose a carbon price on imports may have widespread consequences for Ukraine’s industry, the country has said, giving the clearest signal yet that the EU’s neighbours are beginning to show concerns over the potentially divisive measure.

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Estonian finance minister looking into EU ETS exit over soaring power prices -state media

Published 16:39 on April 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:17 on April 8, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Estonia’s finance minister is investigating whether the country can cease participation in the EU carbon market in order to ease the country’s power prices.

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EU states, UK dish out 54 mln more free EUAs for 2020

Published 19:11 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:23 on April 3, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU member states and the UK handed out more than 54 million additional free carbon allowances to industrial emitters over the past two weeks, according to updated data released late Friday by the European Commission.

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EU Market: EUAs stick close to €18 for big weekly gain as oil surges

Published 19:10 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:55 on April 3, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs failed to hold on to midday gains above €18 on Friday but still notched a near-10% weekly rise as  spiking oil prices outweighed wider market concerns over the global coronavirus epidemic.

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EU carbon prices stable after virus selloff, but more weakness, big emissions drop seen ahead -analyst

Published 14:56 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:38 on April 4, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

After cratering due to COVID-19 over the past few weeks, EU carbon prices have now stabilised and are trading at levels representative of decreased emissions demand caused by the crisis, an analyst said, estimating that figure to be around 80-100 million tonnes.

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Coronavirus plagues South Africa carbon tax collections

Published 04:33 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:07 on April 3, 2020  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The coronavirus crisis is introducing a number of problems for South Africa and its new carbon tax, including preventing emitters from registering to pay it, experts say.

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COMMENT: Five massive drivers of future demand for offsets

Published 01:01 on April 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:36 on April 2, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Prior to the onslaught of COVID-19, a quick scan of the news each day would reveal that climate change is on the minds of customers and corporates worldwide.  Warmer winters with rain where there was once snow, colder weather anomalies due to destabilization of the polar vortex, and summers punctuated by raging fires in both hemispheres make the topic impossible to ignore.  And, while new regulatory regimes are cropping up across the globe, voluntary action is on the rise.

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