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Banking and borrowing under EU ETS and Boxer Kerry US draft of the new legislation
Monday, 05 October 2009 15:59

Both of the above possibilities are admissible in the EU and US schemes.

Additionally, Boxer Kerry provides for an interesting solution: “borrowing with interest”.


EUAs and CERs as a security
Sunday, 04 October 2009 18:41

According to the circular of the ICE Clear Europe published in September 2009, the clearing house extended the list of permitted cover and included  Emissions Allowances issued under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EUAs) and the Kyoto Protocol (CERs).


Clearing Members may now use Allowances or CERs to satisfy original margin requirements. In order to bring a margin, EUAs or CERs should be deposited with a special account of ICE Clear Europe.

So, this proposition and concept presented by the clearing house bases on fiduciary assignment of allowances. It is probably because the other forms of a hypothecation in relation to CO2 allowances are still questionable.


Why can’t new investments in Polish power generators benefit from derogation laid down in Article 10c of the Directive EU ETS
Saturday, 19 September 2009 11:02

There is a threat, that new investments of Polish power generators can’t benefit from derogation provided for in Article 10c of the Directive 2003/87/WE – contrary to intentions, which were expressed by politicians and negotiators during December 2008 negotiations of climate - energy package.

Polish emission trading bill – unfortunately with many mistakes
Friday, 11 September 2009 17:26

Polish national implementation measure – the bill of 22 December 2004 of a greenhouse gas and other substances emission trading addresses contract of sale as an only one, that can be applied in relation to a disposal of emission allowances.

It is a classical mistake of legislators.


Polish national and sectoral plans of emissions reduction – is this risk manageable?
Sunday, 12 July 2009 13:33

On the 19 of June 2009 the lower house of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) has adopted the bill on the management system of GHG emissions and other substances.

The bill provides inter alia for legal framework for national and sectoral plans of emissions reduction.

During the course of the legislatory proceedings the main controversy was the position of forests as a sinks of a carbon.

But, paradoxically, the legal basis for national and sectoral plans of emissions reduction evoke no questions or discussions. This is surprising, because these plans are actually real threat for Polish companies and entrepreneurs.

The method of accruing interest under the IETA Master Agreement and the Polish Civil Code
Sunday, 05 July 2009 19:40

The method for accruing interest under the Emissions Trading Master Agreement for the EU Scheme Version 3.0 2008 can evoke some problems and be a little embarrassing for a companies operating on a Polish market. We point at some possible solutions.

An error in the Polish text of the climate legislation
Saturday, 04 July 2009 09:37

In the Polish translation of the Official Journal of the European Union publishing Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament And of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020 (OJ L 140, 5.6.2009, p. 136.) we found an error in Article 5 paragraph 5.

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