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  • An Econometric Analysis of Emission Trading Allowances

    We would like to announce the publication of a new working paper on an econometric analysis of emission allowances on 2005-2006 data. The paper is available at:http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=947055Abstract: World power and gas markets have a natural relationship with global tradable ...

  • Emissions Trading: 2013 Data Show Lower Emissions but Surplus of Allowances Persists

    Emissions of greenhouse gases from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by at least 3% last year, according to the information recorded in the Union Registry. Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "The good news is that emissions declined faster than in previous years even as Europe’s economies started to ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • EU members traded fewer emissions than allowed in 2007

    Carbon Market Data, a European company providing carbon market research services, issued a data summary on the recent release of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme‘s 2007 verified emissions reports. Based on Carbon Market Data calculations, the EU emissions trading scheme installations were long by 7.5 million tonnes in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Auctions of carbon emission allowances won`t push up power prices

    Contrary to some claims, electricity prices will not be driven up by the full auctioning of emissions allowances under the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), according to a study carried out by New Carbon Finance for WWF. “The impact of 100% auctioning on European wholesale electricity prices post-2012” examined likely trends in wholesale electricity prices in the Czech Republic, ...


    By WWF UK

  • Kyoto Protocol Parties move closer to trading emission allowances

    (Vienna, 30 August 2007)  The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today released first results indicating that countries will meet criteria to begin trading in Kyoto emission allowances for 2008, the first year of the Treaty’s first commitment period. International teams coordinated by the secretariat have finished reviews of reports submitted by ...

  • Bidder Information Session Planned for FirstEnergy Solutions Emission Allowance Auction

    FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), will host a bidder information session on Monday, November 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. for those interested in participating in a competitive bidding auction process for Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emission allowances for 2012 and ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • Québec and California to hold joint auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances

    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) (MDDELCC) of Québec today announced plans to conduct a joint practice auction for the California and Québec cap-and-trade ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK to issue European carbon allowances

    The UK Government plans to issue EU ETS Phase II carbon allowances once European and Global registry systems are linked and operational.  The European Commission and UNFCCC have confirmed that the work required to establish this connection will start on Monday 6th October and will take at least ten days, as stated in the following press releases: UNFCCC: ...

  • KfW Banking Group to handle sale of CO2 emission allowances

    The German federal environment ministry has commissioned the KfW Banking Group with the sale of CO2 emission allowances, which will no longer be made available free of charge to energy utilities as of the beginning of the second trading period on 1 January 2008. From 2010 at the latest allowances will be auctioned. The allocation of emission allowances at no charge during the first trading ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • State Tailpipe Standards Could Limit Warming, If Allowed

    Washington, DC - Tailpipe standards already in place in 12 states would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 400 million metric tons by 2020 – a reduction equivalent to taking 74 million of today's cars off the road for a year, finds a new report released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, U.S. PIRG. Passenger vehicles are the second largest source of global warming emissions ...

  • EU Governments’ Agreement Allows Biofuels Debate to Progress

    European governments today gave the green light to a political deal to amend the EU’s biofuels policy. The compromise by ambassadors, which must now be signed off by energy ministers, caps the use of food-based biofuels that are eligible to count towards carbon reduction targets [1] to 7% of transport fuel – higher than the original 5% cap as proposed by the Commission in 2012, and ...

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • CO2 Allowances Sold at $3.00 at 22nd RGGI Auction

    The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first market-based cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, today announced the results of their 22nd auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. 38,329,378 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $3.00. Allowances sold represent ...

  • New Oil in Water Method Allows Onsite Analysis

    S. Norwalk, CT, April 19, 2007 -- New European regulations governing the measurement of oil-in-water, a 15% hydrocarbon emission reduction target and Hydrocarbon Trading have all heightened the importance of monitoring oil concentration levels. As a result, US instrument manufacturer, Wilks Enterprise, Inc., and their UK representative – Quantitech, Ltd. - have reported a rapid growth in demand ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 3C: Sale of 40 million emission allowances per year could influence the market

    Bad Vilbel/Frankfurt – The projected sale of 40 million emission allowances per year can noticeably influence the emission certificate market. “If you want to place 40 million emission allowances per year on the certificate market, you need to figure out how to implement this as professionally as possible,” urges ...


    By First Climate AG

  • IHS ecoAsset Manager™ 10.3 Enhancements Streamline GHG Emissions Allowance and Credit Accounting

    IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today unveiled IHS ecoAsset Manager™ 10.3, a new version of the enterprise software platform that is designed to help companies simplify compliance with market-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions programs and strengthen sustainability business planning. “With jurisdictions around the world adopting GHG ...


    By IHS

  • Council gives green light to Commission regulation concerning greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013- 2020

    The Council today (Feb. 24, 2014) decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending Regulation No 1031/2010 in particular to determine the volumes of greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013-2020 ("back-loading") (5305/14, 5832/14).  ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • NYC Passes Legislation Increasing Allowed Biodiesel In Heating Oil Blend

    On September 28, 2016, the City of New York passed a bill, 47 to three, increasing the amount of biodiesel in the city’s heating oil. Heating oil in New York City currently contains two percent biodiesel, which will increase to five percent on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UK issues its first free EU ETS allowances to aircraft operators

    The UK was the first country out of all the Member States to start issuing its aviation allowances. The first free allowances were allocated on Tuesday 28 February. These were issued to those aircraft operators covered by the EU ETS that had completed the registry account opening process and therefore were able to receive their allowances for 2012. A total of 4,965,892 allowances have been ...

  • World Energy Solutions Supports 22nd RGGI CO2 Allowance Auction

    World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it successfully supported the 22nd quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) on December 4, 2013. According to RGGI, Inc., 38,329,378 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $3.00, generating ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

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