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Romania aims to exempt heavy industry from green energy costs

BUCHAREST, April 17 (Reuters) - Romania plans to exempt large industrial energy users from paying up to 85 percent of their renewable energy costs for 10 years, the economy ministry said on Thursday, hoping to avoid the threat of job cuts in an election year.

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EU carbon poised for 4 pct weekly gain on reduced supply

LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - European Union carbon prices resumed an upward trend on Thursday as traders bet the market would rise further with supply from auctions drastically curbed compared with the first quarter.

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Britain's Drax set to win 300 mln euro EU carbon capture cash

LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - British utility Drax is likely to receive a 300 million euro ($414.19 million) grant from the European Commission for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project after Britain this week told the Commission it would back the scheme.

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EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc's industries can compete in global markets while meeting goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Wednesday.

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EU urges Germany to add polymer industry to carbon market

April 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission urged Germany to take urgent steps to regulate polymer producers under the bloc’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) or face being sued over the breach of EU law.

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LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - European Union carbon prices edged lower in thin volume on Wednesday as traders saw a climb to near three-week highs earlier in the session as an opportunity to lock in profits.

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EIB completes carbon sales, raises 548 mln euros

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank sold 10.25 million EU carbon permits this month to complete by April 11 its fundraising for renewable energy and carbon capture projects in Europe, the bank said Tuesday.

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Germany renews calls for EU carbon market reform

BERLIN, April 15 (Reuters) - Germany's economy and energy minister on Tuesday renewed calls for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), saying the oversupplied market needs be overhauled from the next decade.

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EU carbon up 6 pct after strong auction result

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - EU carbon climbed 6 percent on Tuesday on strong government auction demand and speculation that prices would climb ahead of a pause in the near-daily sales due to the Easter holiday.

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U.N. carbon prices to remain at record lows until 2020 -Point Carbon

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - United Nations-backed carbon prices are likely to remain below their generation cost until the end of the decade as supply of the credits has already outstripped demand, analysts at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said.

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Four more EU states approved to swap U.N. carbon offsets for EUAs

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - The European Commission has given approval for companies in a further four European Union states to exchange United Nations-backed offsets for EU Allowances under the bloc's carbon market, it said on Monday.

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EU carbon dips 1.3 pct as permit sales near end

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - EU carbon slipped 1.3 percent on Monday as traders took profits built up during three straight days of gains anticipating an end to carbon allowance sales by the European Investment Bank (EIB) this week.

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EU states split on urgency of carbon market reform, presidency says

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - European nations are divided on whether to agree carbon market reforms ahead of setting 2030 emission goals, an official at the Greek EU presidency said on Monday, a division that threatens a Brussels goal to agree sweeping changes by next year.

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EU carbon heading for 12 pct weekly gain ahead of supply stoppage

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) - EU carbon on Friday was heading for a 12 percent weekly gain as speculators bought in anticipation of further rises due to a source of supply drying up next week.

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Chinese firms turn to courts in CER rows with European buyers

BEIJING/LONDON, Apr 11 (Reuters) - Chinese owners of clean energy projects say European firms have since 2011 defaulted on potentially hundreds of contracts to buy millions of United Nations carbon credits for fixed prices of up to $10 or $20 per unit.

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