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Eurobrief February 2010

Transfer of carbon allowances proposal approved

European Commission proposals to transfer carbon allowances recorded in national emission trading system registries to a single EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) registry from 2012 have been approved in the Climate Change Committee.

Commission to discuss auctioning carbon allowances

The European Commission has prepared draft rules for auctioning CO2 allowances under the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2013.

Draft Commission decision on CCS projects approved by Committee

The latest version of the draft European Commission Decision on CCS (Carbon Capture & Storage) Demonstration Projects was approved by the Climate Change Committee on 2nd of February 2010.

UK calls for carbon market intervention to stimulate investments

A UK Parliamentary Committee has called for the power to intervene in the EU ETS if the system fails to encourage investments in cleaner energy.

Value of EU ETS set to increase, says analyst

The value of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) will increase by 38% this year to €95 billion due largely to utilities buying allowances to cover their emissions from 2013, says market analyst Point Carbon.

EU carbon permits fall from seven week high

EU carbon permits fell from a seven week high in February on account of falling gas prices.