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EU Market: EUAs keep rising to reach five-year high near €9

Published 19:25 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:25 on January 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices hit their highest level in five years on Friday as this week’s rally continued, though observers continued to question whether the gains were sustainable amid bearish indicators and still distant market reforms.

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POLL: Analysts raise short-term EUA forecasts by up to 10%, see €10 end to 2018

Published 18:00 on January 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:51 on January 19, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Analysts polled by Carbon Pulse have raised their near-term forecasts for EU carbon by as much as 10%, with most predicting that front-year EUAs would finish this year near or above €10 but keeping a cautious tone for prices in early 2018.

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EU court upholds decision to deny chemicals firm Ineos more free allowances 

Published 18:42 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:42 on January 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU’s highest court on Thursday upheld a German decision to not allocate extra free allowances to chemicals firm Ineos, which had argued it was entitled to the units because its emissions were in liquid form rather than gas.

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EU Market: EUAs soar to new two-year high as market ponders aggressive buying

Published 18:25 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:59 on January 18, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices surged past the €8.50 mark on Thursday, hitting a fresh two-year peak in a third straight day of gains that continued to defy bearish fundamentals and predictions about another January sell-off.

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Global CO2 trading volume up 5% in 2017, value up 22% as major markets extend rules -analysts

Published 15:03 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:26 on January 19, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 5% in 2017 to 6.3 billion tonnes of CO2e while the overall value of the markets climbed 22% to €41 billion ($33.5 billion), the Point Carbon analysts at Thomson Reuters said in a market review published Thursday.

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EU Market: EUAs make further gains above €8 to near 2-year high

Published 19:05 on January 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:08 on January 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices on Wednesday extended the gains of the previous session to close in on the two-year peak of €8.30 touched late last year.

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Former Barclays carbon head joins Morgan Stanley in European energy desk rebuild

Published 18:10 on January 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:10 on January 17, 2018  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A former head of carbon trading at Barclays has joined Morgan Stanley’s London office as the US investment bank rebuilds its presence in the European power, gas and emissions markets.

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EU Parliament raises stakes for ETS interaction by backing more ambitious clean energy goals

Published 16:01 on January 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:24 on January 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU Parliament on Wednesday voted for more ambitious post-2020 clean energy goals than those proposed by Brussels, teeing up a battle with member states and bringing into sharper focus the risk of overlapping policies undermining the EU ETS.

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Advisor warns UK against using international credits towards post-2020 emission goals

Published 00:01 on January 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:51 on January 17, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The UK government must firm up how it will meet its medium-term emission goals and should not make use of legal loopholes such as buying foreign carbon credits, according to Britain’s independent advisory body the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

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EU Market: EUAs climb 3.2% to two-week high above €8

Published 19:26 on January 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:26 on January 16, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon climbed above €8 on Tuesday for the first time since the opening session of 2018, as prices continued to defy predictions of a January sell-off.

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