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Greece’s target of phasing out coal by 2028 is ‘highly optimistic’

Greece apportioned €5bn ($5.9bn) to phase-out the use of coal by 80% by 2023, to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. These are highly optimistic targets, particularly considering the fact that back in 2015 coal-based generation formed 41.6% of the generation mix. In 2019 this reduced to 27.9%, which, by 2030, if not entirely staged out, is predicted to have a small share of less than 10%.

read more... 25/09/2020

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Daily (24.09.2020): European carbon prices lost 5% on Wednesday, as quarterly EUA options expired leading to an oversupply

Oil prices rose slightly on Wednesday amid a drop in US crude and fuel stocks. Still, a rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases globally limited gains. As a result, Brent crude rose by 4.2% to settle at $42.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, WTI futures hiked by 4.9% at $40.16 a barrel.

read more... 24/09/2020

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Daily (23.09.2020): European carbon prices surged by over 5% on Tuesday amid compliance buying and speculative short-covering

Crude oil prices recovered slightly from the steepest one-day loss in almost two weeks following the equities’ advance and amid expectations for a second decrease on U.S. crude supplies. However, surging COVID-19 cases put a lid on gains. Hence, Brent crude for November delivery rose by 28 cents, or 0.7%, to end the session at $41.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, U.S. WTI crude increased by 1% to settle at $39.70 a barrel.

read more... 23/09/2020

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Climate change: China aims for 'carbon neutrality by 2060'

China will aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and for carbon neutrality by 2060, President Xi Jinping has announced.

read more... 23/09/2020

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Daily (18.09.2020): European carbon prices fell by more than 5% on Thursday due to stronger selling

Oil prices rose for the third consecutive day on Thursday, following OPEC’s meeting which had a positive influence on market. However, oil market is still kept under pressure, due to higher supply and flagging demand. Hence, Brent crude soared by nearly 2.6% to $43.30 a barrel. While the American WTI crude gained 2% to settle at $40.97 a barrel.

read more... 18/09/2020

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