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  • November 05, 2021 10:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 05)

    Uniper recorded adjusted EBIT of €614 million in the first nine months of 2021. The prior-year figure was €405 million. The primary reason for the more than 50-percent earnings increase was a higher contribution of the international and gas mid-stream commodity business. Earnings were adversely affected by a price- and volume-driven increase in provisions for carbon allowances relative to the prior-year period. The provisions are mirrored by carbon hedging transactions that will be unwound in the fourth quarter of 2021. This effect therefore will not adversely impact adjusted EBIT for the year as a whole.

    Earnings at the European Generation segment surpassed the prior-year figure. The segment benefited above all from the commissioning of Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant in late May 2020 and the return to commercial operations of Irsching 4 and 5 gas-fired generating units in the fourth quarter of 2020. Higher income from the UK capacity market also had a positive impact on earnings.

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  • November 05, 2021 9:30 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 05)

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that it plans to launch its first Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) carbon credit futures contract.

    Subject to regulatory approvals, the new futures contract is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2022. It will be traded and cleared by ICE in London and will physically deliver credits certified under Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards Programs. Each futures contract will be equal to 1,000 eligible VCS credits with each credit equivalent to one metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • November 04, 2021 11:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 4)

    HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP has been named Law Firm of the Year in Energy Law and Law Firm of the Year in Oil & Gas Law in the  2022 U.S. News ‒ Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report. Bracewell earned a total of 105 national and metropolitan rankings, including a national Tier 1 standing in 13 categories:

    In addition, Bracewell earned 80 metropolitan rankings in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New York, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, DC, which included 44 Tier 1 regional rankings across the seven regions.

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  • November 03, 2021 10:40 PM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 03)

    ATLANTA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, today announced that ICE Bonds has connected with Adroit Trading Technologies, a premier order and execution management system (OEMS) for sophisticated over-the-counter-focused buyside traders. ICE Bonds’ fixed income over the counter marketplace will provide Adroit users with deep liquidity and price discovery across multiple protocols, including portfolio trading, request for quote (RFQ) and click-to-trade.

    “As fixed income markets continue to become more electronic and automated, market participants are searching for a combination of access to liquidity and an advanced execution platform,” said Peter Borstelmann, President of ICE Bonds. “Adroit’s trading technology provides seamless visibility and access to our leading data, analytics and liquidity pools, all in one consolidated view, which is a big benefit for our customers.”

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  • November 03, 2021 11:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 03)

    SYDNEY, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO — Xpansiv market CBL, the world’s largest exchange for trading carbon credits, renewable energy certificates (RECs), water entitlements, and digital fuels, today announced carbon credit volume passed 100 million metric tons year-to-date—a gain of 384% over the same period a year ago.

    The growth reflects increasing demand from companies implementing net-zero programs to attain Paris Agreement goals, as well as an influx of corporates, financial institutions, offset project developers, and fund managers drawn to the exchange’s transparent order book, robust price discovery, and deep liquidity.

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  • November 02, 2021 10:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 02)

    SYDNEY, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON — Xpansiv market CBL, the world’s largest spot exchange for energy and environmental commodities, has announced plans to launch the CCP-GEO, a standardized carbon offset contract specifically designed to align with the initial recommendations for Core Carbon Principles (CCP) defined by the Taskforce for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets.  Xpansiv fully supports the CCPs and seeks to help drive an array of new voluntary market mechanisms to conform with CCP Working Group governance efforts.

    “The CBL CCP-GEO contract will provide market participants with a tradeable instrument that covers a broad range of high-quality credits that align with the CCP,” said Henrik Hasselknippe, Xpansiv Head of XMarkets. “We designed this new contract to complement the GEO and N-GEO under our Standard Instruments Program and to help scale market supply and delivery of credible credits.”

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  • November 02, 2021 8:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 02)

    Moody Aldrich Partners on Wednesday said it has acquired the assets of kWantix Trading LLC and kWantix Trading Advisors LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electricity trading hedge fund.

    MAP, an asset management company based in Marblehead, Mass., also has entered into a long-term technology licensing agreement with kWantera Inc. kWantix was founded as a subsidiary of kWantera in 2014. kWantera utilizes advanced data science and predictive analytics technologies to forecast energy markets and build tools for companies that buy, sell or consume energy. Since January 2015, kWantix has used this technology to trade power in a hedge fund structure, buying and selling electricity in the day ahead and real-time power markets,

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  • November 01, 2021 11:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (November 01)

    ClearBlue Markets Managing Director of Markets, Nicolas Girod, will be speaking at the Forestry & Agriculture Investment Summit, taking place virtually on November 16 & 17, 2021. The conference will gather leading investors with an active or planned strategy for investing into forestry, agriculture and nature-based solutions and look at the methods, mechanisms and measurements for those investments.

    Nicolas will join the Investing in Natural Forests panel at 1pm GMT

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  • October 29, 2021 8:30 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (October 29)

    SmartestEnergy Limited in the UK have issued their Industrial and Commercial (I&C) business customers with Energy Labels, enabling them to evidence zero-carbon emissions for the renewable electricity they procure on a site-by-site basis.  

    For a sixth year running, SmartestEnergy Limited in the UK have distributed Energy Labels to their UK I&C customers’ sites, recognising their commitment to a net-zero carbon future and evidencing zero-carbon emissions for their renewable electricity procurement.  

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  • October 28, 2021 10:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (October 28)

    Statkraft’s annual Low Emissions Scenario urges greater action to shift global course to come close to a 1.5-degree climate target. Renewables remain at the core of this strategy, but we won’t succeed without clean hydrogen, according to the report.

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