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Carbon Trading articles

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Cars stuck in congested traffic

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules

21 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Ed Davey Energy and Climate Change Secretary at EU Council

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Smoking chimneys

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

EU carbon allowance surplus set to double by 2020

Sandbag research suggests oversupply may hit 4.5 billion allowances, undermining drive to low carbon economy

15 Oct 2014

Is the EU's carbon market safe from fraud?

Four British men were last week jailed for their part in a multi-million euro carbon allowance crime ring, but do the same security risks remain?

29 Sep 2014

Verco: No ordinary green consultancy

UK company that spawned Good Energy and CamCo and designed carbon markets for the EU sees huge opportunities in energy efficiency

26 Sep 2014

Governments and corporates back call to put a price on carbon emissions

China, UK and Germany sign World Bank declaration calling for polluters to pay for costs of climate change

23 Sep 2014

Decarbonising energy intensive industry: the future of the EU ETS and decarbonisation policy

EEF's Richard Warren argues those who characterise climate policy as a battle between clean tech and heavy industry, including BusinessGreen, are guilty of absurd simplification

19 Sep 2014

Reports: EU to propose 'billion euro' sweetener in bid to win Polish support for 2030 carbon target

Bloc to set up two investment funds to help poorer countries meet post-2020 greenhouse gas targets, as MEPs challenge 'generous' carbon leakage list

18 Sep 2014

Corporates leading charge for robust carbon price, says CDP

CDP report shows many companies are already incorporating a carbon price into their businesses strategies

15 Sep 2014

Report: China national carbon market on track for 2016 launch

Citing senior government official, Reuters reports legislation to underpin world's largest national carbon market expected to be finalised this year

02 Sep 2014

Carbon prices to average €23 in the 2020, analysts say

But Thomson Reuters predicts without emissions trading scheme reform and 2030 climate targets EU Allowances may remain at €14

01 Sep 2014

New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

Burning Europe’s lignite reserves would wipe out carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace

27 Aug 2014

California and Mexico ink climate action alliance, as Obama prepares latest green push

President Obama poised to announce fresh climate policies, as California and Mexico seek to establish clean tech hub

29 Jul 2014

Davey renews calls for an end to "unhealthy low" carbon prices

UK government publishes position paper on Emission Trading Scheme reforms calling for the cancellation of an 'ambitious volume' of excess allowances

17 Jul 2014

Australia falters in plan to repeal carbon tax

Colourful senator Clive Palmer withdraws his party's support for controversial amendment at 11th hour

11 Jul 2014

UN hails progress at latest Bonn climate talks

Two week summit ends positively as negotiators edge towards an international emissions reduction framework for 2015

16 Jun 2014

Lord Stern: Economists are underestimating costs of climate change

New report calls for price on carbon of up to $103 a tonne from next year

16 Jun 2014

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