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France’s Macron calls for EU-wide ‘just and significant’ carbon price, border tax

Published 16:32 on September 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:44 on September 26, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said the EU needs a ‘just and significant’ bloc-wide minimum CO2 price because existing rates are too low to facilitate the shift to a low-carbon economy, adding that the EU should also impose a border carbon tax to protect industry.

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‘EU ETS alone can’t drive out coal’, says EC official -media

Published 23:04 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:41 on September 26, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon allowance prices will never reach the point where they alone will deter coal use among utilities and industry, Recharge News reported on Monday, quoting an anonymous European Commission energy department official.

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EU Market: EUAs soar 10% as German election spurs European energy complex higher

Published 19:09 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:52 on September 26, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European carbon prices jumped more than 10% on massive volume of over 85 million tonnes traded on Monday, as bullish sentiment from yesterday’s German auction result and comments from major oil producers today lifted the entire energy complex.

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UK-based Numerco hires carbon analyst turned trader

Published 17:50 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:50 on September 25, 2017  /  Americas, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

Commodity trading house Numerco has hired a former carbon analyst to join its London office as an energy trader.

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Power sector balks at EU plans to wean it off coal

Published 17:18 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:18 on September 25, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

European power industry association Eurelectric has warned that a planned emission limit on capacity payments in post-2020 electricity market reforms will divert €20 billion in clean energy investment by forcing utilities to dash for gas.

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Weakened Merkel faces uneasy coalition talks, with coal likely high on the agenda

Published 22:10 on September 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:01 on September 25, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won an expected fourth term in office on Sunday but faces building a new three-way coalition that could under some scenarios lead to accelerated climate action in the EU’s top emitting country.

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EU Market: EUAs inch higher but still notch 5.6% weekly loss

Published 18:57 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:12 on September 22, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices lifted slightly on Friday to claw back some of the previous session’s 6% loss, with trade somewhat quieter after a fortnight of wild price swings.

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British PM May calls for extra two years to work out EU divorce, reducing risk of hard ETS exit before 2020

Published 16:19 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:19 on September 22, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called for a two-year implementation period to smooth the country’s exit from the EU, intending to keep market access under existing rules out to 2021 while reducing the odds that the UK would crash out of the bloc’s ETS.

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EU Market: EUAs tumble 6% as power prices slide

Published 12:50 on September 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:20 on September 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices fell as much as 6% on Thursday as power prices continued to slide from their recent multi-year highs.

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EU lawmakers tee up ETS Brexit-proofing talks within aviation bill

Published 12:25 on September 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:25 on September 21, 2017  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU lawmakers will begin trilogue discussions over a measure to safeguard the EU ETS against an uncoordinated Brexit as early as next week after member states on Wednesday agreed a common line on the wider proposal to keep aviation in the bloc’s carbon market.

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