Category Archives: Market reform

Are you still holding on to CP1 CERs? We might pay you for them!

All CERs issued in respect of emission reductions in the first Kyoto period (2008-2012), the so-called CP1 Kyoto credits, will be frozen on 19th November 2015. From that moment on, it will no longer be possible to initiate transactions containing … Continue reading

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MSR to receive final approval on Friday

After its adoption by the European Parliament in May, the market stability reserve (MSR) is expected to receive the rubberstamp from the European Council on Friday, 18th September, during the Environment Council meeting. This is the final step before the … Continue reading

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A new era has started in the EU ETS

By 1st April an important period of the international fight against climate change ended, and a new era has started. The EU ETS said goodbye to the Kyoto credits issued during the first commitment period of the Kyoto protocol. ERUs … Continue reading

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MSR adopted in ENVI, EU ETS reform on track

In its vote yesterday the European Parliament’s environment committee backed the compromise amendments tabled by the rapporteur Ivo Belet. The compromise proposals contain the following: – MSR is established in 2018 and shall be operational by December 2018. – The … Continue reading

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2014 EU ETS highlights

2014 was another busy year for the EU ETS and its participants with key events that will influence the carbon market’s functioning in the years to come. The price of the spot EUA rallied almost 50% from 4.86 euro on … Continue reading

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