Emissions Trading / Carbon Market News (2018-01-02)

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The expansion of renewable energy is an important part on the way of reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions in Germany. A report of German dpa shows, that in the past year solely the grid operator Tennet has made emergency operations with costs of one billion Euros to ensure the stability of German electricity grid. Main reason are under-resourced interconnect capacitances, combined with the ups and downs of renewable energy availability. Especially missing power lines for wind energy to the south of Germany causing problems in windy times. In the weaker wind year 2016, the costs of emergency operations only amount 660 million Euro.

The prices of carbon emission allowances rose up in the last week of the year visibly and closed clear above the eight-Euro-level. The new year started expectably a little lighter.

We don’t want to miss to wish all readers of the carbon market news a healthy and successful new year 2018!


(Average Quotes Exchange / OTC)
Instrument 2017-12-29 2017-11-15 Change
EUA (Spotmarket) 8.14 EUR 7.18 EUR +0.96 EUR
EUA (December-2018-Future) 8.16 EUR 7.21 EUR +0.95 EUR
CER (Spotmarket) 0.17 EUR 0.17 EUR +0.00 EUR
ICE Brent Crude Oil (Benchmark Future) 66.62 USD 63.24 USD +3.38 USD
EURO (Currency, Forex) 1.1997 USD 1.1753 USD +0.0244 USD

(The average exchange quotes and OTC-prices shows the average between bids and ask of several exchanges and OTC markets for carbon emission rights in the ETS. Bid and ask have usually in Spot Market a visible spread. CER CP1 and ERU are eligible in ETS until end of March 2015 and must be swapped into EUA. Crude Oil and Euro Currency shows day-end-exchange quotes. These market information has just an informational character and are no advice or offer to trade carbon emission rights or their futures and options. If you want to unsubscribe, please reply to this mail.)

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