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EU Market: EUAs inch higher as auction crimp looms

Published 17:58 on July 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:58 on July 24, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices nudged slightly higher on Monday in a becalmed session that brought a halt to last week’s sell-off, as the end of higher summer auction volumes looms.

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EU Market: Late sale dump sends EUAs to 2-week low, as 6% weekly loss unwinds rally

Published 19:18 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:44 on July 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices dropped by 4% on Friday to a two-week low, with the bulk of the heavy and likely speculator-driven losses coming late in the day and confirming forecasts by some that the recent rally was not sustainable.

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UK confirms delay in exempting ETS-covered industries from green power costs

Published 19:10 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:12 on July 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK government has delayed by a year a plan to exempt EU ETS-regulated manufacturers from contributing to higher power costs caused by renewables targets, saying the move would provide industry more certainty while saving it £132.5 million over 10 years from 2018.

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Vattenfall ups H1 thermal generation 9.5% amid fatter margins

Published 12:14 on July 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:14 on July 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Sweden-owned utility Vattenfall has upped its ETS-regulated thermal power generation in H1 as profit margins improved due to higher power prices, raising its demand for carbon allowances despite closing its remaining lignite-fired plant last year.

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German energy exchange EEX builds foothold in China’s emerging carbon market

Published 19:07 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:21 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has partnered with several Chinese exchanges to build its foothold in China’s emerging national ETS, advancing plans to offer trade in euro-denominated offshore carbon derivatives to let clients access the market while avoiding the political and capital restrictions that international investors typically face.

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EU Market: EUAs close at 2-week low but hold above key technical support

Published 18:19 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:19 on July 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices fell for a second straight day, ending at a two-week low but holding above a key technical support.

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Switzerland announces dates, volumes for next two CO2 allowance auctions

Published 17:02 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:02 on July 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland will sell 800,000 CO2 allowances across two auctions to be held in the next eight months, the government said on Thursday, as primary market prices in the country’s domestic ETS continue to fall.

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EU thermal output on the rise as hydro output fades, early quarterly earnings suggest

Published 14:03 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:05 on July 20, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Some EU utilities were forced to ramp up their ETS-regulated thermal power production over H1 2017 as lower rainfall hit hydro levels, potentially indicating an uptick in EUA demand, according to the first batch of quarterly earnings reports from European generators.

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EU chemicals industry outlines paths to 2050 carbon neutrality amid €200/tonne carbon prices

Published 20:12 on July 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:47 on July 19, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European chemical industry lobby Cefic on Wednesday published a roadmap of what the sector may require to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century, when its modelling predicts carbon prices could reach nearly €200/tonne.

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EU Market: EUAs drift lower in Phase 4 contracts’ busiest trading day yet

Published 18:36 on July 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:36 on July 19, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon drooped on Wednesday in a quiet session, but continued to consolidate in its new €5.30-60 trading range.

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