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Ireland’s carbon price plan at risk from election stalemate

Published 20:42 on February 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:47 on February 11, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A three-way tie in this weekend’s Irish general election could have a major impact on the country’s carbon pricing programme, with the party leading in the yet-to-be-finalised vote count having campaigned against the existing government’s planned CO2 tax increases.

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EU Market: EUAs sink towards €23 amid bearish technical, energy signals

Published 19:15 on February 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:07 on February 10, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs dipped towards €23 early on Monday as a confluence of bearish technical and fundamental factors led experts to predict further falls.

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Switzerland to source 5 mln UN offsets after chemical firm discovers unreported emissions

Published 19:10 on February 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:39 on February 11, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland will buy 5 million UN carbon credits as part of a plan to cover recently-discovered chemical plant emissions that have potentially been discharged for decades.

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Low-cost EU airline emissions dip in January

Published 18:12 on February 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:12 on February 10, 2020  /  Aviation/CORSIA, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Two of Europe’s biggest low-cost airlines have reported a dip in in-flight emissions to start the year.

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Norway sets out higher Paris GHG pledge as world awaits more

Published 19:02 on February 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:35 on February 11, 2020  /  Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Norway committed to increase its UN Paris Agreement emissions pledge on Friday, one of very few countries and less than a year ahead of the start of the climate pact that is drastically falling short of its global warming target.

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EU Market: EUAs slip to 2.3% weekly loss as industrial slump persists

Published 17:56 on February 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:07 on February 7, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs dipped on Friday to notch a 2.3% weekly loss as poor industrial data and a weak energy complex dampened bullish sentiment.

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CARBON FAST FORWARD: Mapping the future of UK carbon pricing in Manchester

Published 14:24 on February 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:05 on February 7, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Last month’s Brexit climax finally brought long-sought answers for British emitters on their EU ETS obligations, though navigating the way ahead presents several challenges for companies managing their carbon and energy risk.

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Finland’s utility Fortum goes emissions-free over second half of 2019

Published 22:39 on February 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:39 on February 6, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Finnish utility Fortum reported zero emissions from its ETS-covered facilities over the entire second half of last year, it said on Thursday, as its profits were boosted by higher hydro output.

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Refinitiv hires former energy and carbon analyst to lead European gas research

Published 21:10 on February 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:10 on February 6, 2020  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Financial market data firm Refinitiv has hired a former energy and carbon analyst to head its European gas research division, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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EU Market: EUAs retreat after failing to hold 1-week high above €24

Published 19:20 on February 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:28 on February 6, 2020  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EUAs failed to hold early gains above €24 on Thursday, slumping as energy resumed its bearish tone while markets worldwide continued to fret about China’s ability to contain the coronavirus.

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