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  • Published: Feb 16th, 2011
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Global carbon market value edged up in 2010

(Reuters) – The value of the global market in carbon emissions permits edged up 1 percent in 2010 to 92 billion euros ($120.9 billion), said Point Carbon, a Thomson Reuters company, on Thursday.

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European Union Carbon’s Premium to UN Offsets Widens to Three-Month High

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The premium of European Union carbon permits for 2012 to offsets from the United Nations, which boosted supplies last week, advanced to the widest in more than two weeks.

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  • Published: Jul 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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How to get to a zero-carbon economy

| Sourced From Washingtonpost |

Steven Pearlstein’s column on climate policy and energy innovation [“Can regulation beget innovation?,” Economy and Business, July 16] was half-right. Tighter environmental regulations have driven innovation while cleaning up smog-causing emissions from cars and power plants. But Mr. Pearlstein was wrong to suggest that merely pricing carbon will produce the low-carbon technologies we need.

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Member states agree on carbon trading rules

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Permits to be sold through a common auctioning system. But countries will have the right to opt out.

National governments have unanimously agreed on new rules for Europe’s carbon trading system from 2013.

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  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU Carbon Allowances Little Changed Near a Three-Week Low as Oil Declines

| Sourced From Bloomberg |

Carbon allowances in the European Unions emissions trading system, the worlds largest, was little changed near a three-week low as crude oil dropped.

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Authors claim NZ carbon debt will be over $1 billion

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New Zealand taxpayers are still likely to face a liability of over $1 billion dollars when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol finishes in 2012 — because they haven’t done enough to slash greenhouse gas emissions, say two Wellington authors.

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ANALYSIS-Frustrated EU carbon traders play waiting game

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COLOGNE, Germany May 28 (Reuters) – Major changes proposed to the European Union’s emissions market could dramatically alter the landscape for traders, who are increasingly frustrated by regulatory uncertainty and political stalemate.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Sandor Exits Carbon Trading, Selling Climate Exchange to ICE

April 30 (Bloomberg) — Richard Sandor agreed to sell Climate Exchange Plc to Intercontinental Exchange Inc., exiting the biggest carbon market before achieving his goal of establishing a global mechanism for curbing pollution.

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Western Climate group sees carbon at $33/ton in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 (Reuters) – A cap-and-trade market to slow climate change in Western U.S. states and Canadian provinces expects carbon dioxide to trade for about $33 per ton in 2020, an economist for the group said on Wednesday, outlining highlights of a new, unreleased analysis.

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  • Published: Mar 10th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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UPDATE 2-EU plans two platforms, 2011 start for CO2 auctions

* EU officials propose plan for ETS auctions from 2013

* Draft foresees two platforms, early auctioning from 2011

* Plan says to cancel auctions if prices “abnormally low”

BRUSSELS/LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – The European Commission is considering auctioning emissions permits from 2011 over centralised platforms and might cancel auctions if carbon prices are “abnormally low”, two leaked documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday show.

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Ministers should consider new carbon tax, says green committee

The EU’s flagship Emissions Trading System is failing to deliver vital green investment after a recession-fuelled collapse in carbon prices, MPs warned in a report out today.

Westminster’s environmental audit committee is calling on the Government to consider measures guaranteeing a minimum price for carbon, such as a new carbon tax, to drum up more funds.

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  • Published: Jan 22nd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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EU carbon prices down on weaker oil, UK gas

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – European Union carbon emissions futures fell in Monday’s early trade, in line with softer oil and UK natural gas prices, traders said.

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Lasting carbon price rise needs utilities: BarCap

LONDON – A sustained rise in European carbon prices in 2010 needs renewed buying from utilities rather than a positive outcome from U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen, Barclays Capital’s head of environmental markets said.

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  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2009
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Shell calls for derivatives on carbon trading

| Sourced From Brisbanetimes.com.au |

Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil producer, is calling for the removal of any restrictions on carbon credit trading and asking for derivative contracts to be allowed under cap-and-trade programs.

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  • Published: Nov 22nd, 2009
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INTERVIEW – JPMorgan sees immediate value in EcoSecurities buy

* EcoSecurities buy to help JPM clients manage price risks
* JPM commods head “happy” even if just pre-2012 portfolio
* New EcoSecurities CEO to be named soon
* EcoSecurities will not be integrated into JP Morgan

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – JP Morgan’s <JPM.M> acquisition of clean energy project developer EcoSecurities <ECO.L> will help its clients manage commodity price risks, even if the investment has a shelf life of only three years, JP Morgan’s head of global commodities said.

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  • Published: Nov 17th, 2009
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Shell pushes for unfettered carbon trading markets

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc is calling for the removal of any restrictions on carbon credit trading and asking for derivative contracts to be allowed under cap-and-trade programs.

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  • Published: Nov 11th, 2009
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FACTBOX-Timeline, comparison of U.S. climate bills

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Democrats on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved their version of a climate change bill as the panel’s Republican lawmakers boycotted the vote.

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Carbon trading in the dollar doldrums

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Negotiators are now busily lowering expectations for what will be achieved on climate change in Copenhagen next month.

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Shipping could face

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SHIPPING may drive up demand for carbon credits by as much as 15% if it is brought within the European Union cap-and-trade scheme, according to Lloyds Register climate change specialist Anne-Marie Warris.

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Heavy cost of Kiwi carbon

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OPINION: Academics from Victoria University and former Environment Ministry staffers Ralph Chapman, Judy Lawrence and colleagues wrote setting out “myths of climate change policy”, effectively saying New Zealand must do better.

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Nelson doctors cost of carbon trading reality

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The former Opposition Leader’s parting shots about environmental policy as he exited Parliament yesterday hinged on such misinformation about the economic effects of a carbon price it was embarrassing.

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  • Published: Sep 7th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Barclays shifts U.S. RGGI carbon trade to London

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Investment bank Barclays Capital has shifted its trading of U.S. Northeast carbon allowances to its London desk after a trader in New York left the company, the bank’s head of environmental markets said.

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EU carbon prices inch down on financial selling

* EUAs soften with financials playing technical game
* Traders look to macro-economic news for direction

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – European carbon emissions futures softened slightly on Wednesday amid very low volume, with financial players selling at a resistance level of 14.80 euros a tonne, traders said.

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EU carbon prices rise on recovery prospects

LONDON (Reuters) – European carbon emissions futures rose on Friday, in line with crude oil and power, on increasing confidence that the worst of the economic downturn is over, traders said.

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