Category Archives: EU ETS

CDM project registration rush before December cutoff

The countdown is almost over! It is commonly agreed upon that a project which has not received domestic approval before February is highly unlikely to be registered before the cut-off date of 31 December 2012. For the record, the UN’s … Continue reading

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Carbon Market Analysis: carbon resists rating downgrades

Recent downgrades to European economies came when markets seemed to find support with a positive outlook. Nevertheless, markets were not responsive to the announcement since this news has been expected for some time, and already de facto priced since the autumn of … Continue reading

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Carbon Analysis: Market moves challenge pricing decisions

Quite unexpectedly, the iron rules that used to drive the pricing of primary CERs (pCERs) not so long ago seem to be cracking one after the other, much to the dismay of credit buyers. For the record, the primary price … Continue reading

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American airlines already benefitting from new EU rules

Yesterday, Reuters published an interesting piece about how American airline companies are already seeing windfall profits from new EU ETS rules geared towards reducing airline carbon emissions. After several months of bickering, and the American government  drafting a bill making … Continue reading

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Carbon Market Analysis: Can the EU ETS be fixed?

2011 was characterized by global torment in global capital markets mainly during the second semester. The main causes were the debt crisis and the increasing fear of the Euro zone being dismantled. These facts put a very pessimistic perspective on … Continue reading

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Carbon Market Retrospective 2011: a record year, for better or worse

Last year was full of surprises, good and bad included. Of course, for worse, CER prices lost two-thirds of their value within the year, from almost 14 €/t in June to less than 4.5 €/t at the end of 2011. … Continue reading

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Carbon Market Analysis: Looking for hope in 2012

Germany’s decision to reduce the country’s nuclear capacity will probably generate a structural move in the power market. The nuclear power generation might plunge by 20% following the closures of antiquated power stations, with the shortfall being made up by … Continue reading

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