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European Daily Carbon Markets (EDCM) follows prices in the emissions market in Europe and also global developments in climate finance.
Carbon dioxide emission allowances are traded throughout the EU. This is because EU law caps their emissions under the Emissions Trading System.
Companies in energy-intensive industries in each country are allocated a number of emissions credits. If they use more than their allocation they have a short-fall of credits but they can buy more on the market. If they have a surplus of credits they can sell them.
Companies need to hand in an emissions record annually to show that they are covering their carbon costs to the environment. They can then trade these allowances if they have a surplus or a shortfall.
The prices of emissions allowances change daily and they are often influenced by other energy markets like power and coal. More industries may be included in the European emissions market, in the future.
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Updated to Q4 2014
Policy continued to be in the spotlight in the last quarter of 2014, as European lawmakers are debating a structural reform of the region’s Emissions Trading System.
The tool proposed by the European Commission, known as market stability reserve, would act as a mechanism to better regulate the supply of carbon allowances. In recent years, European allowance prices have collapsed because of a growing surplus of available permits, as the recession and the wide use of offset credits for compliance have reduced demand.
The reform needs approval from both the European Parliament and countries in the European Council in order to become law, which is expected in the first half of 2015.
European countries have mostly shown support for the reserve, but its start date remains a sticking point. The commission originally wanted the reserve to be effective from 2021, but a more ambitious stance among some countries has emerged for it to start as early as 2017 – a date that not all parties are in favour of.
Optimism around the reform has contributed to lift prices to 10-month highs by the end of the fourth quarter. The benchmark December 2015 contract rose from €5.91/tCO2e on 1 October to €7.34/tCO2e on 31 December, according to data from ICE Futures Europe.
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