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The price of CO2 emissions in the EU ETS exceeds the 30 euro mark and thus shocks plant operators in the European emissions trading system. According to Emissionshändler.com®, those who did not buy supplies at prices below 20 euros in March this year will not be able to do so anymore, if the much-invoked second wave of coronavirus does not hit Europe again with full force.
In its Emissions letter 05-2020, Emissionshändler.com® focuses on the group of distributing companies affected by the Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG), which, in addition to a few large mineral oil traders, primarily include gas suppliers and public utility companies as well as CHP (Combined Heat and Power Plants) operators who supply gas to final consumers and therefore pay energy tax to the main customs office on a permanent basis. Within this group there are likely to be a number of public utility companies falling below the 20 MW/tonne mark, which have successfully left the EU ETS over the last 15 years and are now affected again by BEHG.
Responsible employees working for German plant operators in the EU emissions trading had certainly imagined their time planning in summer 2020 to be different.
After the corona pandemic had already caused confusion with the time and holiday planning and the deadline for submission of the monitoring plan for the 4th trading period, the next task to be accomplished is a possible update of the method plan in the new FMS (Forms Management System) of DEHSt.
Since the content of the method plan was submitted together with the allocation application in June 2019, and the matter was considered settled by the operators, they are now asking themselves what the problem is.
In its Emissions letter 04-2020, Emissionshändler.com® investigates the matter, not only by highlighting the differences between the monitoring plan and the method plan, but also by demonstrating the key points in the creation of both plans and by publishing a DEHSt statement on the preparation of an updated method plan in the new FMS of the relevant authority.
The method plan for the 4th trading period was submitted by each operator together with the allocation application by 28.06.2019. The deadline for submitting a current and partly extended monitoring plan via the FMS now expires in summer 2020.
Many plant operators have already been asking themselves for months what, how, under which conditions and, above all, when a monitoring plan for the fourth trading period has to be submitted and to what extent the method plan is related to this.
At the latest after the cancellation of the DEHSt event on 16.05.2020 because of coronavirus and the DEHSt clarification of 07.01.2020 on the (non-) approval of monitoring plans for the past, the questions arises for operators as to what now has to be done and how concretely in order to meet the deadline in July 2020.
In addition to the presentation of the correlations between the method and monitoring plan and the requirements for their creation, in its present Emissions letter 03-2020 Emissionshändler.com® gives a second detailed overview of the corona-induced price fluctuations of the last weeks and the (probably not much longer) lasting buying opportunities for operators.
Last Thursday, 12.03.2020, the CO2 market was also completely affected by the coronavirus. There were already quite noticeable symptoms beforehand. However, as for some time, the price for EUA seemed to be extremely strong in its +/- 2 euros/tonne range around the 25 euros/tonne mark, despite the still extremely weak energy market and the massive increase in economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus.
On 12.03.2020, however, even the last optimists on the CO2 market saw their hopes vanish that the EUA price might be able to survive coronavirus unscathed in view of the global climate protection efforts, which at least in the form of discussions and legal texts had reached their peak in 2020.
The “Black Mondays” that followed knocked the EUA price well below the 20 euro mark, and suddenly prices of almost 30 euros/tonne, like last summer, are now a distant memory. In its Emissions letter 02-2020, Emissionshändler.com® looks back on the developments of the last three weeks and wishes all operators in the EU ETS the best of luck in the coming months with any upcoming purchase or sale decisions.