ICIS launches The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014 at Carbon Expo

12 May 2014

Established energy market intelligence provider, ICIS, has announced the launch of The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014 at Carbon Expo in Koelnmesse, Cologne. The almanac provides a top-level view of global efforts to combat climate change with cap and trade systems, highlights key design characteristics of the different schemes worldwide, and includes breakout stories and spotlight articles discussing specific system features and overarching issues concerning emissions trading.

Drawing on ICIS’ 30 years’ experience of providing pricing information, news, analysis and consultancy to buyers, sellers and analysts, The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014 is a unique report covering global carbon trading markets in section-by-section detail. It is being launched at a time of significant growth for ICIS, who now has a team of analysts and journalists based locally in Europe, North America and China. ICIS’ analysis is based on the company’s pioneering behaviour-driven Timing Impact Model, which is able to explain why oversupplied carbon markets will not always trade at the price floor (or 0 if no price floor exists).

“The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014 offers a well-rounded introduction to carbon trading markets globally,” states Ingo Tschach, Head of Market Analysis , ICIS. “As well as providing an informed overview of each of the different schemes in operation, it explains the outlook for each and, crucially, describes some of the key facets such as auctioning and linking. These concepts can prove tricky for anyone not involved directly in carbon trading activities in specific markets globally.”

With emissions markets at the heart of climate policies at state, national and international levels, business and financial institutions worldwide are stepping forward to make these markets work – and to make clean energy investments profitable. Being held 28-30 May 2014 at Koelnmesse, Cologne, Carbon Expo brings together business, finance institutions and governments, providing a global platform for exploring the detailed development of carbon markets and carbon footprint related activities.

To obtain a copy of The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014, please visit ICIS in Hall 11.1, stand A-030 at Carbon Expo 2014.

ICIS is also hosting a free-to-attend seminar on Day 2 of Carbon Expo. Presented by Director of Market Analysis, Jan Frommeyer, and lead analyst for EU ETS at ICIS, Philipp Ruf, the seminar will provide trade-active carbon market professionals with exclusive insight into why ICIS expects EU Emission Allowances (EUA) prices to double by 2015.

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About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. Some 350 of ICIS’s staff are journalists engaged in reporting market prices and news, and ICIS is fully committed to upholding the highest journalistic principles of verification, corroboration and authentication. ICIS has a compliance framework that along with its methodologies and business processes adheres to the requirements of the IOSCO PRA Principles.

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The Carbon Market Almanac 2014

The Carbon Market Almanac 2014

The almanac provides a global view of how cap and trade schemes are being used to combat climate change.

It describes key design characteristics of the different schemes worldwide, and includes breakout stories and spotlight articles discussing specific system features and overarching issues relating to emissions trading.


Price assessments, indices, news and analysis for the oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, carbon and coal sectors.