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Lawmakers to test EU's 5-bln euro carbon permit giveaway

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - European lawmakers will vote next week on whether to force Brussels officials to rethink giving billions of euros worth of carbon allowances away for free to heavy industries, after a senior Green member lodged an objection.

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EU carbon falls to 6-week low on weaker power, technical selling

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - European carbon fell to a six-week low on Tuesday as weaker German power and technical selling pulled prices lower.

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European investment hinges on new EU team- Voestalpine CEO

VIENNA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The head of Austrian speciality steelmaker Voestalpine said he is hopeful that the incoming new EU executive will be more amenable to measures that could persuade his company to invest in new European plants.

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EU carbon slips below 6 euros on utility demand fears

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - European carbon prices closed below 6 euros for the first time in a month on Monday as weaker power prices stoked concerns about a lack of demand from utilities.

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Barclays' lead carbon trader joins former colleague's new firm

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Barclays’ former lead carbon trader, made redundant by the British investment bank last week, has joined a London-based start-up firm founded by a former colleague.

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New EU Commission gives key economic posts to France, Britain

BRUSSELS, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British commissioners but overseen by others in a new-look hierarchy.

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FRANKFURT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A green energy surcharge levied on German consumers to support renewable power generation is likely to fall next year for the first time since it was introduced in 2000 as part of the country's push to expand renewable power.

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EU carbon falls 2.4 pct on lower power, euro, OI drawdown

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - European carbon prices closed down 2.4 percent on Tuesday on lower power prices, a weaker euro and a massive drawdown in open interest in the previous session.

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EU nations make little headway on carbon market reforms

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European Union nations have given broad support to a proposal to reform the bloc's Emissions Trading System (ETS) but talks ended on Monday having made little headway on details needed to advance the bill, three EU sources said.

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EBRD to invest heavily in Polish renewables

WARSAW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD.UL may invest up to 600 million euros ($777 million) a year in Poland, mainly in renewable energy, the bank's head for Poland said.

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EU carbon rebounds from three-week low on speculative buying

LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - European carbon prices closed 2.8 percent higher on Friday on speculative buying, rebounding from a three-week low touched earlier in the day.

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NRG energy retrofitting Texas power plant to capture CO2

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - NRG Energy on Friday will begin retrofitting one unit of its WA Parish power plant in Texas to capture its carbon emissions but the technology has a long ways to go to reduce climate change, the company's chief executive officer said.

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Latest northeast US carbon permit sales net $87.8 mln

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The price for power plants to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states cleared at $4.88 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s (RGGI) 25rd permit auction, the market's administrator said Friday.

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EU carbon prices tumble to 3-week low on falling energy, ECB move

LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - European carbon prices fell for a third consecutive day on Thursday, hitting a three-week low on selling by industrials and speculators and as the European Central Bank cut interest rates to combat flagging growth in the euro zone.

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Is Merkel's green zeal turning brown?

BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) - For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes.

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