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NA Markets: WCI prices nudge higher as Ontario sale stirs wider interest

Published 18:32 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:32 on March 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Activity in California’s carbon market picked up in the last week as traders began rolling March positions into the April contract while Ontario drew interest for its first auction.

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Forestry projects take lion’s share of latest California offset issuance

Published 20:10 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:12 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulators this week handed out just over 270,000 offsets, around a quarter of the previous issuance but still the second biggest handout of the year so far.

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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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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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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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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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Canada’s frozen northern territories gradually warming to carbon pricing

Published 16:24 on March 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:25 on March 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

They may be laying out conditions and aggressively pushing for exemptions, but Canada’s three northern territories appear to be warming to the idea of carbon pricing.

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Nova Scotia outlines draft ETS rules, invites neighbouring provinces to join

Published 12:32 on March 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:03 on March 10, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s Nova Scotia has released design options for its proposed cap-and-trade programme, with the premier saying he was in talks with other Atlantic provinces about forming a regional market.

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Forestry projects take home majority of California offsets in largest year-to-date issuance

Published 22:02 on March 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:02 on March 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board this week handed out nearly 1.1 million offsets in the largest batch seen so far in 2017, according to data released Wednesday.

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