NA Markets: California prices drop to 8-mth low as liquidity drains ahead of auction result

Published 22:26 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:26 on February 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices fell to an eight-month low this week as traders grew anxious over whether the WCI market could absorb its biggest auction yet, with activity grinding almost to a halt ahead of next week’s result. Read More

RGA volumes fall in Q4 2017 as compliance entities increase shares -report

Published 23:31 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:55 on February 22, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Trading volumes in RGGI allowances dropped in Q4 2017 as compliance-oriented entities scooped up a greater portion, according to a report by market monitor Potomac Economics. Read More

Richer nations’ resolve wanes on cutting fossil fuel subsidies -OECD

Published 18:07 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:07 on February 22, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Efforts by industrialised nations to reduce fossil fuel subsidies have slowed since the signing of the 2015 Paris Agreement while emerging economies have maintained pace in eliminating them, according to an OECD published Thursday. Read More

Quebec's amended Environment Quality Act scheduled to take effect

Published 21:57 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:20 on February 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec is making several minor rule changes to its cap-and-trade scheme as the province gets ready to put amendments to its Environment Quality Act into force a month from now. Read More

In an advance on offsetting, Swiss firm offers CO2 removal credits to voluntary market

Published 10:51 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:02 on February 22, 2018  /  International, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Swiss company is offering CO2 removal credits to the voluntary carbon market in an effort to boost funding and expand its carbon capture technology. Read More

EU Market: EUAs rebound from 1-wk low after auction

Published 12:11 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:51 on February 22, 2018  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices rebounded from a one-week low on Thursday after finding support ahead of a moderate government auction and despite analyst warnings of a correction. Read More

CP Daily: Thursday February 22, 2018

Published 23:42 on February 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:03 on February 23, 2018  /  Newsletter  /  No Comments

A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world. Read More

Analysts expect WCI price lift-off regardless of result of bumper auction

Published 21:00 on February 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:10 on February 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

WCI allowances are likely to lift from the market’s auction reserve price in the coming months but could surge more steeply if Wednesday’s record-breaking auction fails to sell out, according to analysts at ClearBlue Markets. Read More

California’s LCFS rulemaking proposal calls for greater GHG cuts

Published 23:16 on February 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:16 on February 21, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California officials released unofficial rulemaking documents to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) late on Tuesday, featuring more ambitious emissions reductions targets than previously discussed. Read More

BRIEFING: Understanding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

Published 23:12 on February 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:12 on February 22, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

A concise guide to the programme, detailing principle targets and scope, progress and latest developments. Read More

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