CEZ is considering extending the life of some of its coal-fired plants due to the low cost of carbon credits, Sales director Svobora said yesterday for Dow Jones. Carbon permits for December declined 10 percent today to close at a record 3.42 EUR a metric ton on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London. The contract fell 49% this month, the biggest drop since it was first offered in April 2008 as some nations in the EU may object to a regulatory plan to temporarily cut the volume of supply sold at auctions through 2015. Falling CO2 permit prices are directly linked with German electricity prices that has fallen to new record lows as well. Also, Moody's said yesterday that CEZ, Verbund and Fortum are most hurt by el. prices drop.