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posted by Dave on 19th Sep 2014

Sandbag estimates ETS emissions will fall by 4.4% in 2014, from 1904mt in 2013 to 1820mt in 2014.

This fall is split by 81mt from the power sector (falling 7.0% from 1156mt to 1075mt; see Table 1), and 3mt from the industrial sector (falling 0.4% from 748mt to 745mt).

Sandbag estimates supply of 1709mt to market in 2014, leaving a shortage of 111mt of permits (see Table 2). This means the surplus reduces only 5%, still leaving over 2 billion allowances in the market at the end of 2014, despite the back-loading decision which takes 393mt of supply away from the market in 2014.

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