EU Emissions Trading System

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Chart of the week | The price is right? UK ETS market opens

    In issue 225 of the 'Chart of the week', we considered the potential scenarios for UK carbon prices as we transitioned to the new UK Emissions Trading System (ETS), noting the role of market tools, policy, and recent EU ETS pricing trends in determining UK prices. Following the launch of the first...

  • Low carbon generation

    Chart of the week | Higher or lower? Transitioning to the UK ETS

    Carbon prices, especially the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), have experienced considerable volatility over the last year, influenced first by COVID-19, which saw prices crash, and more recently by expectations of increased EU climate ambitions, driving prices to record highs. In this Chart of the Week, we consider the potential...

  • Low carbon generation

    Chart of the week | Where next for the Carbon Price Support?

    Among the issues taxing government at present, perhaps unexpectedly, is the rate of Carbon Price Support in the coming budget. Only last November the government were “confident” that the Total Carbon Price, the combination of EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and Carbon Price Support prices, were “at the right...