Policy & Regulation

Europe: carbon pricing in the power mix

Carbon prices in Europe have risen and a region-wide price floor has been proposed. The changing dynamics could alter Europe’s power mix Carbon prices in Europe have risen and a region-wide price floor has been proposed. The changing dynamics could alter Europe’s power mix.
By Catriona Scott 3 April 2018 0 30269
Factory emissions Reforms to the Emissions Trading System have helped trigger a recent rise in EU allowance prices. (Pixaday)

Interfax Global Energy hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe and the implications for gas. The discussion was wide-ranging, and one of the points discussed was the potential impact future carbon prices and environmental policies will have on the power sector in Europe – and on the dynamics of electricity trading in the region.

Reforms to the Emissions Trading System (ETS) have helped trigger a recent rise in EU allowance prices, which have increased to roughly €14...