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Optimism abounds amid unknowns of Ontario’s first carbon auction

Published 23:01 on March 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:01 on March 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Analysts are expecting Ontario’s inaugural cap-and-trade auction to be well subscribed, with participants eager to snap up allowances before the coming decade of constrained supply.

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Ontario ETS seen marginally long in 2017 but undersupplied in first phase -analysts

Published 00:33 on March 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:35 on March 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s new carbon market will be only marginally oversupplied in its inaugural year, with unseasonably warm weather slicing into the province’s 2017 emissions output, but the first four-year phase will be short overall.

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Rich nation carbon price must reach $190/t without CO2-sucking -IRENA/IEA

Published 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on March 20, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Carbon prices must reach $190/tonne by 2050 in all developed countries in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal of staying well below 2C without resorting to negative CO2 technologies, according to a report by international agencies IEA/IRENA and commissioned by Germany.

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Second 2017 WCI auction scheduled for May 16

Published 22:11 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:11 on March 17, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec will auction a total 85 million allowances on May 16, the governments announced Friday, in the second of the four quarterly WCI auctions to be held in 2017.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How Trump’s budget hits the environment, agency-by-agency

Published 13:19 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:19 on March 17, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Ecosystem Marketplace provides a breakdown of the environmental impacts by department of President Trump’s draft 2018 budget, ranked by depth of cut on a percentage basis.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 17, 2017

Published 11:43 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:43 on March 17, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Global CO2 output flat for third straight year but too soon to call peak -IEA

Published 09:08 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:23 on March 17, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Global energy-related CO2 emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, the IEA said Friday, signalling a continuing decoupling of emissions and GDP.

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NA Markets: WCI, RGGI carbon prices flat as traders await regulatory, legal progress

Published 19:51 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:52 on March 16, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American carbon prices stalled this week as participants eyed regulatory discussions due shortly that will affect the long-term future of both RGGI and WCI, while a pivotal California lawsuit nears resolution.

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US climate programmes in firing line as Trump seeks widespread funding cuts

Published 17:20 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:16 on March 16, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

A leaked draft executive order from the Trump Administration directs the EPA to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, alongside a host of other requirements targeting US climate policies.

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INTERVIEW: Q&A with Glen Murray, Ontario minister of climate change and environment

Published 19:59 on March 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:59 on March 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Minister Murray is leading Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade programme, for which the first auction will be on Mar. 22. Canadian Clean Energy Conferences asked him for an update on key programme developments including the post-2020 market design, offset protocols, and the linkage with the Western Climate Initiative.

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