Why traders are rushing into the EU carbon market

There is talk of the EU carbon price falling to €0, but that hasn’t scared off traders... who are happy fundamentals aren’t playing a great role in pricing.

The risk of carbon prices tumbling to zero is not scaring off investors in the European Union's trading scheme, where fraught efforts to draw up a rescue plan have seen daily trade volumes soar.

Those rescue efforts are eclipsing energy prices, economic data and currency fluctuations as the market's main driver in a trend likely to continue for months, even years.

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