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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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EU emissions to tumble on virus impact in 2020, but expect rapid recovery -report

Published 19:59 on April 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:59 on April 2, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU emissions will decline 250-450 MtCO2e in 2020 as a result of coronavirus-triggered shutdowns, a steeper drop than that seen during the 2009 financial crisis but one that researchers expect will be shorter-lived.

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EU Market: EUAs climb nearly 6% to above €18 as oil price spike jolts market

Published 19:54 on April 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:21 on April 2, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs climbed back above €18 on Thursday in reaction to oil prices spiking on signs of an end to the producer price war, pushing carbon to a key technical support level.

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EU Market: EUAs tumble 3.4% as stock markets resume declines

Published 19:30 on April 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:50 on April 1, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs fell as much as a euro to test €17 on Wednesday, halting carbon’s recent recovery after the UK’s auction barely cleared and wider markets dove on worsening coronavirus developments.

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