Meanwhile, the grand coalition in Germany seems to find a consensus on a CO2 tax. The Federal Ministry of Economics also anticipates future pricing of CO2 emissions. In particular, fossil fuels are in the focus of the governing parties, which would increase the prices of heating oil, gas and fuels. However, the funds raised by this should be redistributed socially acceptable. Vice-President of the European Commission and PES candidate Frans Timmermanns also advocate Europe-wide pricing of CO2 in order to stimulate traffic and buildings. Whether other sectors should be included, is still unclear.
In the shortened trading week after the Easter holidays, prices for European CO2 emission allowances fell slightly, closing below the € 26 / ton mark last Friday. That now the majority of the taxable companies should now have covered with certificates, will also have played a role here. In the past week, 12.6 million EUA were launched in the EEX auctions, with 10,694,000 EUAs in this week, also reduced by the May day.
|(Average Quotes Exchange / OTC)|
|EUA (Spotmarket)||26.81 EUR||25.77 EUR||-1.04 EUR|
|EUA (December-2019-Future)||26.89 EUR||25.85 EUR||-1.04 EUR|
|CER (Spotmarket)||0.25 EUR||0.22 EUR||-0.03 EUR|
|ICE Brent Crude Oil (Benchmark Future)||71.98 USD||71.59 USD||-0.39 USD|
|EURO (Currency, Forex)||1.1259 USD||1.1145 USD||-0.0114 USD|
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