Author: Alessandro Vitelli
UK ETS launch reignites debate over emissions market linking
2 June 2021
Opportunity to bring together UK and EU markets, but China’s new scheme lacks compatibility with other systems
Biden summit triggers bolder climate pledges
5 May 2021
Progress on limiting temperature rises to no more than 1.5°C to become clearer by year-end
EU looks to strengthen Emissions Trading System
21 April 2021
Scheme will undergo further reforms this summer as part of increased EU ambition to reach net zero by 2050
Concerns grow ahead of UK carbon market launch
6 April 2021
The UK is set to start its equivalent of the EU ETS on 19 May, but it may take some time for market participants to adjust
EU ETS emissions fall 12.6pc in 2020—official data
1 April 2021
Record fall in verified emissions of participating installations was largely in line with expectations
Startup aims to bring transparency to carbon offsets
26 March 2021
Viridios has developed artificial intelligence to enhance price discovery and help match companies with offsets that have suitable characteristics
New Zealand’s revamped carbon market starts trading
19 March 2021
Enhanced system covers half of the country’s emissions to support its climate ambitions
Task force faces huge task to legitimise VCM
18 March 2021
Private sector faces tough goal of bringing together stakeholders to give structure to the voluntary carbon market
EU border carbon tariff set for long battle
12 March 2021
Industry is pushing for carbon tax on imports while enjoying free allocations
China’s Five-Year Plan and ETS to see CO2 rising till 2030
10 March 2021
Concentration on reducing carbon intensity means total emissions are likely to continue to increase
UN carbon market stuck in legal limbo
1 March 2021
Following the postponement of Cop26, offset developers and investors must wait many months for uncertainty to be resolved
Carbon price drives European coal-to-gas switch
25 February 2021
The surge in carbon prices in recent months is having disproportionate impact on carbon-intensive coal, prompting operators to switch to gas wherever possible
EU carbon market roiled by intervention rumours
16 February 2021
European Commission has expressed concern about speculators driving up prices in the ETS
UK updates delayed ETS plan, while utilities rely on EU
12 February 2021
UK carbon market delays mean domestic utilities are calling on the EU ETS to fulfil their requirements
‘Protective’ border carbon tariffs gaining currency
11 February 2021
EU edges closer to import duties based on carbon content amid concern about impact on international trade
EU carbon price nears €40 as speculators move in
10 February 2021
The surge in trading cannot be explained by fundamental demand from utilities
Voluntary carbon market faces credibility challenge
2 February 2021
To reach maturity critics need to be convinced that decarbonisation is meaningful and permanent
Biden’s climate stance spurs business interest in CO2 pricing
29 January 2021
A growing number of companies and business associations have expressed support
Net-zero drive triggers surge in voluntary offset interest
21 January 2021
Voluntary carbon offsets permanently retire allowances and therefore verifiably lock in climate benefits
Cop26 is first big post-Brexit test for ‘Global Britain’
21 January 2021
Completion of Article 6 arrangements for emissions trading is the central challenge
UK’s emissions market risks falling short
20 January 2021
Standalone system will be just 10pc as large as its EU equivalent, and important details have not been announced
European carbon price hits record, as climate ambitions bite
15 January 2021
The EU is widely expected to reduce the supply of EUAs as part of its efforts to hit net-zero by 2050, on top of recent reforms
China’s carbon market not yet fit for purpose
13 January 2021
Announcement of the scheme is encouraging, but it will not be effective until an absolute cap is placed on emissions
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