The ICE exchange from London opened up its CO2 operations:
- EUA spot: € 7.54
- EUA Dec 15 futures: € 7.60
- CER Dec 15 futures: € 0.40
- Brent Crude spot: $ 63.49
- German Power Front Month (June 15): € 31.04
The Energy Market
Over 7.7 million people worldwide are currently employed in the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released by the International Agency for Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Report 2015, IRENA). This represents an increase of 18% over last year, when there were 6.5 million employees.
The European Union and the United States registered a decrease of jobs in renewable energy in the world: 25% in 2014 compared to 31% in 2012. The figures show that more and more countries, especially in Asia, have developed renewable technologies.
In correlation with this data, Carbon Tracker shows that the main electricity utilities in Europe (E-on, Enel, RWE, GDF Suez, EDF), with a current European energy market share of 60%, fell by 37% in 2008-2013, as a result of green technologies.