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Global Carbon Market to Rise by Two-Thirds

The globally-traded carbon market will rise by two thirds from 2013 to this year to reach 64 billion euros, according to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. The market was 39 billion euros in 2013, with volume increasing by 3 percent to 9.6 gigatons. Most of this year’s growth by … Read more »

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South Korea Carbon Price Could Skyrocket, Analysts Say

The South Korean government’s unwillingness to amend estimates of future greenhouse gas emissions could push its carbon price up to $93 per metric ton of CO2 , nearly 10 times higher than in Europe, when its cap and trade scheme launches in 2015, according to a report by Thomson Reuters … Read more »

Glut of Offsets Threatens Global Carbon Market

The Kyoto Protocol’s emissions offset market is oversupplied by 13 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, more than 1,000 times greater than the anticipated demand of 11.5 million mt, according to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. The surplus in the first Kyoto commitment period (2008-2012) could compound in the … Read more »

Carbon Forecast Slashed; UN Seeks CDM Improvements

Point Carbon has slashed its carbon prices forecast for the third phase of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme by 10 euros per ton, against its July prediction, to 12 euros a ton. The analyst said price levels could drop to as little as €10/t between 2013 and 2015, before rising … Read more »

Roundup – Showa Renko, Obama, Point Carbon, Navy

Showa Denko Modernizes Plant Showa Denko Cambodian Factories Seek Eco-Friendly Power Alternatives New York Times Obama Takes Command, Buys Some Time Bnet.com Why Reuters Acquisition of Point Carbon Is a Smart Move Triple Pundit Investors Using Sustainability Criteria as Risk Management Tool Financial Times MBA Programs Focusing on Sustainability Issues … Read more »

Global Carbon Trading Volumes Grew 68% in 2009

The global carbon trading market grew 68 percent last year compared with the previous year, despite a global economic downturn. But the value of the market remained virtually unchanged after carbon prices fell, averaging $16.40 in 2009. That’s down from $27.15 in 2008, according to a new report from Point … Read more »

30% of Carbon Offset Projects Amount to Hot Air

Nearly a third of carbon offset projects don’t live up to their stated expectations, according to recent analysis from Point Carbon, reports Business Week. The new report from Point Carbon shows that three out of 10 projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism never actually get approval to be sell … Read more »

Europe Leads the Way in Greener Airlines

The airline industry will be the first in the U.S. to face a cap on its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as the European Union readies a list of airlines it will regulate under its cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide, reports the New York Times. More than 700 airlines registered in … Read more »

Point Carbon Pushes Into North America

Point Carbon, a leading energy and environmental market analysis firm, has launched its first power trading analytics tool for the North America market. This Web based platform is part of the company’s Power Market Trader series, specifically targeting the PJM ISO market. Point Carbon’s Power Market Trader series is currently … Read more »

Study: Global Carbon Market May Approach $700B by 2013

While the total value of the global market is expected to drop in 2009 due to lower carbon prices because of decreased manufacturing and general economic prospects, the increasing adoption of cap-and-trade programs by the United States and other nations is expected to push the market to $669 billion in … Read more »

NextEra Unveils Renewable Energy Trust

NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of FPL Group Inc., has launched its EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust and associated renewable energy products to help businesses offset the energy impact of their operations or to meet other sustainability goals. A group of businesses and institutions has already committed more than $5 million … Read more »

UN to Randomly Test CDM Emissions Certifiers

The Executive Board (EB) of the United Nation’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) announced tighter standards and streamlined procedures for the accreditation of third-party certifiers at a recent board meeting in Bonn, Germany, according to Energy Risk. The CDM allows greenhouse gas reduction projects in developing countries to earn certified emission … Read more »