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The ICIS product portfolio provides a one-stop-shop for the European carbon market. Our daily carbon report focuses on carbon spot trade and includes daily commentary from our editors. As for our price forecasts, they are accessible through our online EU ETS Portal. This allows you to see the actual price forecasts as well as analyse supporting data. The portal also provides you with regular industry updates.
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Carbon Emissions Europe Transcript
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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Policy developments and, in their absence, auctions, have emerged as the key drivers of the carbon price in recent months.
Carbon prices closed stable in the final weeks of the EU summer break, in the second half of August.
But prices shot up sharply at the start of September, when activity in
The EU allowance (EUA) December 2013 benchmark contract hit a high of €5.65/tonne of CO2 equivalent on 12 September and again on 19 September, the highest closing level since mid-January. The price was boosted by news of a European Commission cut to the free allocation of EUAs for some 10,000 industrial installations in 28 countries, which triggered buying interest.
But near-daily high auction volumes made the high unsustainable, pushing prices back down to lower levels in October. Between mid-October to mid-November, prices have closed in a range of less than a euro, as the market expects more news on the back-loading of allowances to boost prices.
Updated to mid-November 2013
European Daily Carbon Markets report
European Daily Carbon Markets is a concise snapshot of carbon market activity, providing readers with the information they need to trade emissions in an accessible format.
Carbon market analytics and price forecasting
EU ETS Portal is a one-stop shop for Analysts, Traders, Risk Departments and Managers. It provides support to make short- and mid-term decisions more efficient with superior information, model based forecasts and high quality background data. Tschach Solutions, part of ICIS, uses the unique Timing Impact Model based on historical and forecasted behaviour of market participants which impacts on prices.
A series of unique reports based on relevant analysis and market developments, as well as mid-term price forecasts and in-depth research reports to give background information on key topics affecting the carbon industry to help you make more profitable decisions.
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