Gillard’s vaccine for carbon market ills

Europe’s emissions trading scheme is deeply sick. The only thing stopping Australia’s ETS from being infected is our fixed price period and then the floor on carbon prices.

The price on carbon under the European emissions trading scheme (ETS) dropped to a record low this week. A 2012 EU emissions allowance (EUA) fell almost 14 per cent to €6.14 (AU$7.87) during Monday trading and lost further ground overnight.


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