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ICE Futures Europe to Host UK Emissions Auctions out to 2017

London, 4 March 2015

Intercontinental Exchange, a leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that ICE Futures Europe has been appointed to host Phase III emissions auctions on behalf of the UK Government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) out to 2017.

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Thomson Reuters annual survey of emission markets

London, 23 February 2015

Thomson Reuters hereby launches the tenth edition of the Thomson Reuters annual survey of the emission markets (previously known as the Point Carbon Survey). As always we aim to assess sentiment across all markets and roles, and for this we kindly ask you to share your input.

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EFET calls for the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve

London, 14 February 2015

The European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) calls for the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) before 2018. In this manner the market will receive a signal to counter the current imbalance between supply and demand of allowances.

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Tullett Prebon Information partners with SCB Group

London, 11 February 2015

Tullett Prebon Information (TPI), a leading provider of independent real-time price information from the global ‘over the counter’ (OTC) financial and commodity markets, has signed a data distribution agreement with SCB Group. The deal gives TPI exclusive worldwide distribution rights for SCB Group biofuel, ethanol, and palm oil data. By providing market participants with access to accurate, reliable, and independent data, the partnership will improve transparency within these increasingly important markets.

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Accenture acquires Structure

Houston, 6 January 2015

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Structure, a  provider of consulting, system integration and customized solutions and services to energy and utilities clients. The transaction will expand and enhance Accenture’s deep experience and capabilities in smart grid solutions, especially grid operations, as well as energy commodity trading and risk management (CTRM).

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US and China targets are game-changer for climate negotiations

London, 13 November 2014

Despite modest ambitions, the announced US and China targets are game-changer for climate negotiations

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Higher political ambition needed to make carbon pricing work

London, 24 September 2014

Existing carbon pricing initiatives are too modest in their current climate reduction targets to drive a meaningful transition to low-carbon technologies, according to the Point Carbon team at Thomson Reuters.

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Record-Breaking offshore wind deal drives clean energy investment

London, 15 July 2014

Global clean energy investment surged to $63.6bn in the second quarter of 2014, up 33% compared to the first quarter and 9% compared to Q2 2013, according to the latest authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Schroders’ commodity hedge fund to shut

Source: Financial Times, 3rd June 2014

Assets at Opus vehicle, which peaked at $2.3bn, have dwindled to hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of frustration over market doldrums and fees

Read the full article on FT.com

Europe has voted – tighter carbon market regulation at risk

London, 27 May 2014

Europe has voted and the preliminary results show that the centrist parties see their share of seats in the European Parliament decreased in favour of the far right and eurosceptic parties which have substantially increased their representation in the new Parliament.  Decisions in the field of energy and climate policy will be significantly influenced by the election results, according to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon.

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