Summary of the articles about Carbon Forward 2018 by Carbon Pulse

In case you weren’t able to attend our 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on 16-18 October 2018, below is a summary of the articles Carbon Pulse wrote based on the event and its stellar line-up of speakers.

ANNOUNCEMENT: UK to exit EU ETS under ‘no deal’ Brexit

**Free read** – The UK will be excluded from participating in the EU ETS under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, the government announced late on Friday.

UK to exit EU ETS under ‘no deal’ Brexit, government announces

The UK will exit the EU carbon market in late March 2019 if Brexit negotiators fail to strike a divorce deal, the British government said in a notice late Friday, while also suggesting UK entities consider opening registry accounts on the continent to retain access to their emission unit holdings.

Loss of control makes staying in EU ETS “utterly impossible” for UK -lawmaker

It will be “utterly impossible” for the UK to remain in the EU ETS post-Brexit, a senior European legislator said Wednesday, arguing that the relinquishment of control involved by British government in such an option makes it politically unfeasible.

Analysts’ views diverge on EUAs’ path to 2030

Analysts expect EU carbon prices to soar over the next decade, but they differ vastly by how much as they factor in this year’s faster-than-expected tripling of EUA values and the impact of a cadre of new speculators.

EU to resist Poland’s call for ETS intervention, but may eventually step in to cool prices -experts

EU lawmakers are expected to resist Poland’s call to intervene to dampen soaring carbon prices, but may step in if prices surge again or more member states complain, a conference heard on Wednesday.

Switzerland lines up first Paris-era carbon trades

Switzerland will start buying its first international credits next year to help meet its emission goal under the Paris Agreement, marking one of the first trades under the pact, an official said Thursday at the Carbon Forward 2018 conference in London.

Gross misconduct: Revelation of “misleading” EU carbon trading data ruffles market

Data showing record open interest on EU carbon allowance futures and options this year is misleading, Carbon Pulse has learned, with the potential volume to be delivered later this year far below what one exchange is currently reporting, leading to anger amongst some market participants.