Green Epoch

What We Do

For companies with compliance requirements under EU ETS

If you have defined your risk management strategy, we offer more direct access to the market than most of our competitors, removing expensive intermediation costs. In particular, we always strive for:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Exchange cleared transactions
  • Quick turnaround
  • Zero counter-party risk
Strategic Risk Management Advice

If your business is in the position where you need some help understanding your risks and defining your risk management strategy, we can help here too.

For companies who wish to voluntarily offset their emissions
For businesses that do not have a compliance requirement under the European EmissionsTrading Scheme, but none the less would like to offset emissions, we are working on certified, high quality solutions with straight forward implementation. We’d be glad to discuss this in more detail, just get in touch.

An Overview of EU Emission Trading Systems

The EU emission trading system (EU ETS) is the world’s first major carbon market and remains the world’s largest accounting for three-quarters of international carbon trading.

It operates on a ‘cap and trade’ system. The cap is the maximum level of particular greenhouse gases that can emitted by subjects covered by the system. The total is reduced over time so that total emissions fall.

Within the parameters of the Cap, companies receive and can buy emissions allowances which they can trade with one another as required to meet their obligations under EU ETS. Additional limited amounts of international credits can also be bought from emission-saving projects around the world.

The trading element of the system brings flexibility that ensures emissions are cut where it costs least to do so.

Every year, any company covered by the system must surrender enough allowances to cover its emissions or face heavy fines. Reducing emissions allows a company to retain their allowances to offset emissions in future or trade with others in the system.

For more information visit the European Commission website

An Overview of the UK Emission Trading Systems

The UK emission trading system (EU ETS) is still under development. If you’d like to read more about what we currently know of it, please visit our FAQ by clicking here.


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Tight Knit Team

Involved in the ETS options market since inception


Over 80 years combined experience in the team

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