AUCTION REVIEW: ERF bidders sell themselves short (PDF)

RepuTex analysis indicates that many bidders – particularly larger projects bidding over 500,000 Australian Carbon Credit Units – may have sold themselves short at the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction by contracting at prices well below the average price of abatement disclosed by the Clean Energy Regulator, and well off the pace of the highest clearing price. This is a cautionary tale for industry, with the Regulator’s tolerance for high contract prices suggesting considerable scope for firms to extract greater value for their abatement if they are sophisticated in understanding market dynamics and patient enough to optimise value.

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