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Bidders in EU carbon auctions fall to fewest since 2012

Bidders in EU carbon auctions fall to fewest since 2012

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - European Union carbon allowance auctions held last month attracted on average the fewest bidders since 2012 as utility buying remained below last year’s levels and returns from investing in Europe’s emission market fell.

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EU carbon hits 4.5-mth high on supply curb, power bets

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - European carbon prices reached their highest level since March 17 on Friday as traders bet that fatter profit margins for utilities and a month of reduced auction volumes would spur further gains.

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EU must shield industry from future CO2 costs- manufacturers

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - Manufacturers in the European Union want clear assurances they will be insulated from costs of complying with emissions regulations before lawmakers agree reforms to the bloc’s carbon market, industry lobby group IFIEC Europe said on Thursday.

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  • 08 Jul 14

    Paris 2015 - will the Climate Potluck be low-carbon enough?

    In this report we construct three global emissions scenarios based upon possible outcomes of the 2015 climate summit in Paris. We find that none of our scenarios is likely to achieve the international goal of limiting global warming to two degrees. Global emissions reductions would need to be at least one and a half times greater than Europe's 2030 proposal to stay within the two degree carbon budget this century.

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  • 22 Jul 14

    The CDM EB80: $10 million deficit and new improvements for CDM operation

    Among other issues addressed at its 80th meeting last week, the Board revised the implementation of the management plan (MAP) for H1 2014. As a part of the MAP the Board revealed the state of current CDM-related incomes and expenditures, which resulted in a 10 USD million deficit. Furthermore, only one project case (a PoA) was presented for the Board’s consideration and no issuance cases were considered. The Board approved a number of PoA-related amendments to the CDM standards including streamlining technology approval for small- and microscale PoAs and facilitating post-registration changes to PoAs that introduce less-emitting technologies. At the same time another batch of CDM standards revisions (including deregistration rules) were further delayed, as the Board provided more amendments to be included in these documents. Besides the deregistration case, another key issue to be adopted is providing more flexibility for local stakeholders to engage in the course of a CDM project even after the local stakeholder consultation is over.

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