Silver linings in a carbon credit crash

EU carbon prices are languishing near record lows while clean energy stocks are being hit from several angles. So where are the silver linings?

April has dawned with both clean energy share prices and European Union carbon credits languishing at, or near, multi-year lows. Investors are being left to wonder whether the rest of 2012 will reveal silver linings to these clouds.

On Monday, EU Allowances for December 2012 expiry fell to a record low of €6.14 per tonne of CO2, before edging back to €6.34, down 80 cents on the day.


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