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UPDATE – The Nature Conservancy taking over large WCI forestry offset project  

Published 21:18 on April 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:17 on April 23, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Environmental group The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will acquire a southeast US forestry project that has already generated several million California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) through the WCI cap-and-trade programme, with the organisation accumulating a majority of those credits in the process.

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California carbon bull run to continue as financials staking long-term claims -analysts

Published 22:25 on April 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:35 on April 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The price surge in California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) over the last month and a half is not likely to fade any time soon as new speculators bet that the WCI programme will tighten in the coming years, according to analysts.

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Ontario lawyers go head-to-head with Ottawa in second carbon price lawsuit

Published 21:25 on April 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:45 on April 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ontario lawyers argued this week during a second provincial lawsuit against the Canadian federal government’s ‘backstop’ carbon pricing mechanism that Ottawa does not have the authority to impose its CO2 levy and large emitter programme on provinces.

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NA Markets: California allowances retrace before Easter holiday as RGGI stagnates

Published 21:01 on April 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:01 on April 18, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices declined during the week as many traders were out of the office, while RGGI allowances (RGAs) failed to budge on the secondary market.

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Alberta’s UCP wins election, ending NDP carbon tax and setting up another Canadian climate policy showdown

Published 07:22 on April 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:17 on April 18, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) and leader Jason Kenney were elected in a landslide victory in the Canadian province on Tuesday, ending the ruling NDP’s two-year old carbon pricing programme and setting up multiple battles with the federal government over the party’s pledged climate policy rollbacks.

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Nova Scotia ETS kicks off as first allowances distributed

Published 21:46 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on April 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada  /  No Comments

Nova Scotia allocated its first cap-and-trade permits on Monday following the start of its ETS on Jan. 1, though several design elements of the Canadian province’s programme are still to be determined over the coming year.

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Alberta oil sands leading Canada’s emissions further off track from Paris target -data

Published 21:42 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:50 on April 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Canada’s economy-wide emissions rose in 2017 on the back of higher output in Alberta’s oil and gas sector, leading the country further away from hitting its GHG target under the UN Paris Agreement, according to government data released Monday.

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Ontario emissions declined during first year of now-defunct ETS, data shows

Published 21:35 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:35 on April 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

All three of Ontario’s largest emitting sectors saw their GHG output drop during the first year of the Canadian province’s now-cancelled cap-and-trade programme, according to government data.

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IncubEx adds senior vice president for North American environmental markets

Published 15:07 on April 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:58 on April 15, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

Product and business development firm IncubEx has hired its senior vice president to assist in the company’s expansion of exchange-traded North American carbon and renewable energy commodities.

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FEATURE: Alberta election stoking uncertainty for province’s offset industry

Published 10:25 on April 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:53 on April 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Offset market participants and developers are closely monitoring the outcome of Alberta’s Apr. 16 election, as a victory by the opposition and poll-leading United Conservative Party (UCP) could dramatically alter the landscape of the Canadian province’s decade-old industry.

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