Monthly Archives: November 2010

Blunder reveals carbon trading data

Europe’s biggest clearing house, LCH.Clearnet, has admitted that “confidential information” about trading in carbon emission allowances, including the names of individual traders, was mistakenly published on the internet. Climate Markets, a company that provides marketing services for LCH.Clearnet, said the information was placed on its website in error and has now been removed. A spreadsheet seen by the Financial Times…

End of US carbon trading looms

The owner of the US’s only nationwide cap-and-trade market has signalled the death of the seven-year-old industry, saying companies were no longer interested in trading carbon emissions credits in the absence of government legislation. IntercontinentalExchange, the US futures exchange group, in July bought UK-listed Climate Exchange, operator of the European Climate Exchange – which trades CO2 allowances as part of…