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Brussels backs down over Brexit-proofing EU ETS plan, leaked draft suggests

Published 18:12 on November 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:26 on November 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Brussels has backed down over its ‘Brexit-proofing’ plan that would have rendered new British carbon allowances worthless from next year, according to a leaked draft, which could reduce the chances that the post-2020 EU ETS reform bill will be blocked by a defiant UK and other member states this week.

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UK may pull support for EU ETS reform if it doesn’t get its way on Brexit -sources

Published 20:05 on November 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 06:28 on November 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK could withdraw its support for the post-2020 EU ETS reform deal unless other member states back its alternative ‘Brexit-proofing’ measure, sources said, though the last-ditch move may have only an outside chance of severely delaying the bill that’s been two years in the making.

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EU Market: EUAs ease despite bullish energy, hold on to 1.1% weekly gain

Published 19:22 on November 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:41 on November 17, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon eased on Friday despite bullish energy fundamentals, ending the week with a 1.1% weekly gain as EUAs continued to oscillate between €7 and €8.

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EU Market: EUAs shed 2.5%, pointing to potential bearish reversal

Published 18:27 on November 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:27 on November 16, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon shed 2.5% on Thursday, giving back much of the previous day’s 4% gains as sellers dumped units after prices failed to top €7.80 for the second time in as many days.

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Traders, exchanges line up behind UK plan to avoid “disruptive” EU ETS Brexit-proofing measure

Published 15:22 on November 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:22 on November 16, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Associations representing emissions and energy traders, as well as European energy bourses, have put their support behind a UK proposal to bring forward its 2018 ETS compliance deadline and circumvent the EU’s “disruptive” Brexit-proofing measure.

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EU Market: EUAs jump over 4% in auction-less day, recovering recent losses

Published 19:49 on November 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:27 on November 15, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices jumped on Wednesday to recoup much of their recent losses, as a rare auction-free day coupled with speculative short-covering appeared to be the main drivers.

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Portugal targets coal, carbon with taxes new and old

Published 19:09 on November 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:09 on November 15, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Portugal will remove tax exemptions for coal from next year to help phase it out of its power sector, while “revitalising” its national carbon tax.

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Germany aligns with UK in seeking alternative to disruptive EU ETS Brexit-proofing measure

Published 14:12 on November 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:48 on November 15, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Germany has thrown its weight behind a UK alternative to what many stakeholders see as a disruptive Brexit-proofing measure for the EU ETS.

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Carbon consultancy Ecofys loses director to government role

Published 22:50 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:50 on November 14, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

A veteran carbon consultant is leaving Ecofys for a role in the road, water and waterways agency of the Dutch government.

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EU Market: After touching new November low, EUAs firm to break 5-day losing streak

Published 18:13 on November 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:13 on November 14, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon rose slightly on Tuesday to end a five-day losing streak, but not before the front-year contract plumbed a new November low.

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