EU carbon prices expected to rise quickly and accelerate energy transition

By |avgust 21st, 2018|carbon allowances, carbon price, Climate Change, COP 24, emission trading scheme, EU carbon price, Germany, News, Poland|

EU carbon prices could average €35-40 per tonne over 2019-2023, accelerating the switch from coal to gas and questioning the rationale for keeping old coal and lignite power plants running beyond 2021, said a new report by Carbon Tracker released on Tuesday (21 August).

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France and Germany going through a rough patch

By |april 10th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU carbon price, european budget, Eurozone, Franco-German relations, future eu, News|

Neither France nor Germany is ready to acknowledge a cooling down in their relationship. But the German government's complete lack of flexibility is ruffling the feathers of the French side. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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The case for a price floor in the EU ETS

By |december 18th, 2017|carbon price, Emissions trading scheme, emissions trading system, ETS reform, EU carbon price, EU ETS, market stability reserve, News|

The recently adopted reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is insufficient to trigger cost-efficient decarbonisation of the economy, argue Christian Flachsland and Anna Leipprand. A carbon floor price that starts at a significant level and rises over time would address the problem, they write.

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Carbon market reform: Much ado about nothing?

By |oktober 20th, 2017|carbon market, carbon price, Carbon quotas, carbon tax, CO2 emissions, ETS, EU carbon price, News, Poland|

The European Parliament and several member states, including France, have excluded new coal plants from future financing under the EU’s reformed carbon market. EURACTIV France reports.

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