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NA Markets: Prices steady as traders straddle compliance periods

Published 23:31 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:31 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Trading activity in North America’s two carbon markets remained at very modest levels this week as the start of their respective three-year compliance periods has left installations relaxed about buying.

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Canadian government planning for post-2022 carbon price increase above C$50/t -reports

Published 17:20 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:17 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian government is making plans to raise its national minimum carbon price above C$50/tonne after 2022, local media reported late Wednesday, citing leaked federal documents.

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Exchange ICE to launch trade in new California, Ontario carbon contracts on Jan. 22

Published 16:35 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:35 on January 18, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Market operator ICE will on Jan. 22 launch a suite of new California and Ontario carbon allowance contracts.

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Global CO2 trading volume up 5% in 2017, value up 22% as major markets extend rules -analysts

Published 15:03 on January 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:26 on January 19, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 5% in 2017 to 6.3 billion tonnes of CO2e while the overall value of the markets climbed 22% to €41 billion ($33.5 billion), the Point Carbon analysts at Thomson Reuters said in a market review published Thursday.

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COMMENT: Next steps for Ontario cap-and-trade participants

Published 20:06 on January 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:15 on January 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the 2nd Annual Ontario Cap and Trade Forum on April 18-19 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is producing a series of articles featuring the key topics concerning regulated entities under Ontario’s program. (This article is available to anyone who has had a free trial of Carbon Pulse, as well as our subscribers. Simply login to your Carbon Pulse account to read it.)

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Quebec starts handing out free allowances for 2018

Published 16:36 on January 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:36 on January 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec’s environment ministry on Monday handed out 13.506 million free allowances to big emitters against their 2018 output, marking a 1.3% year-on-year decline. 

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Canadian government unveils draft legislation for federal carbon pricing plan

Published 23:02 on January 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:12 on January 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal government on Monday released draft legislation supporting its nationwide carbon pricing system, revealing more details surrounding the proposal and opening it up for public consultation.

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Northeastern US push for cleaner transport risks derailing wider state climate efforts, observers warn

Published 17:12 on January 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:12 on January 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Regional action to cut transport emissions in the northeastern US must not distract from efforts to impose economy-wide carbon pricing in individual states, observers warned on Friday.

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BC emissions rose by 1.6% in 2015 under frozen carbon tax rate

Published 16:32 on January 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia increased by 1.6% to 63.3 million tonnes of CO2e in 2015, according to figures released by the Canadian province’s government late last year.

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NA Markets: California prices slip as auction supply, bankruptcy ruling concern traders

Published 22:53 on January 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:59 on January 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American carbon markets started the year on a low-key note, with prices flat-to-lower amid relatively thin interest.

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