The most noteworthy thing since our last issue of Focus is that the weather forecasts have now changed. January looks set to be dry and cold. The Nordic forwards therefore also experienced a significant price climb between Christmas and the New Year, when it became clear that a weather change was being forecast. The Q2-18 contract is now the immediate quarter forward and closed at EUR 22.85/MWh on 30 December. The YR-19 contract climbed to EUR 26.07/MWh. The high price level in the fuel markets and carbon emissions allowance market gave additional bullish momentum to an already climbing market.
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March 20 2018. The European Commission will look into, whether or not the German limitations on Nordic electricity export to Germany breaches the EU antitrust laws.
March 19 2018. Following several weeks of upside, it now appears as if the gains on the European market for carbon emission allowances are fading out.