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More confusion as EU, US make conflicting statements about Trump’s Paris withdrawal

Published 11:22 on September 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

There was more policy confusion surrounding the US position on the Paris Agreement this weekend after claims from government officials that the country would remain in the 2015 climate pact were refuted by White House spokespeople and members of Trump’s cabinet.

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California’s tighter offset limits not seen likely to be repeated by WCI partners

Published 00:23 on September 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Restrictions on post-2020 offset use in California’s cap-and-trade scheme are unlikely to be matched by WCI partners Quebec and Ontario, according to government sources and market participants.

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California, Quebec to offer additional 15.9 mln allowances in November auction

Published 23:08 on September 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:08 on September 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec will hold their final joint auction of the year on Nov. 14, offering an additional 15.91 million unsold allowances up for grabs in the quarterly sale.

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NA Markets: Prices drift on thin interest despite strong Ontario auction

Published 23:43 on September 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:43 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Prices for carbon permits on North America’s east and west coasts drifted this week as the impact of the recent auctions faded.

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Fires claim first offsets from California’s forest buffer account

Published 23:08 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:24 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California this week retired more than 10% of the offsets in the state’s forest buffer account due to fires, while issuing some 654,400 new credits across five projects.

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Ontario carbon auction sells out for third time, with buyers paying nearly C$2 above the floor

Published 20:09 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:22 on September 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s quarterly carbon auction sold out for a third straight time, with 25.3 million current allowances being picked up at almost C$2 above the reserve price.

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First Ontario offset project announced as investment begins flowing ahead of protocol release

Published 18:31 on September 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:31 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Bluesource Canada has signed an agreement to develop one of Ontario’s first offset projects, teaming up with a forest manager to advance the initiative ahead of the forthcoming release of the province’s initial protocols.

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Quebec post-2020 carbon market rules temporarily lift emissions cap, ready Ontario ETS link

Published 22:25 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:36 on September 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec has released draft regulations paving the way to linking its carbon market with Ontario’s and briefly raising its emissions cap by some 520,000 tonnes amid a post-2020 extension of the scheme.

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ENERGY AND MINES: How is carbon shaping energy for mines?

Published 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

With insights from mining leaders at Fortescue Metals Group, Gold Fields, Teck Resources, and Avalon Advanced Materials, this article looks at how carbon is driving new energy choices for the global mining sector.

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NA Markets: Prices slip on both coasts as RGGI market awaits auction outcome

Published 00:00 on September 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:00 on September 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Carbon prices on both US coasts edged lower this week amid modest trading, with a quiet California market and RGGI participants awaiting the outcome of Wednesday’s quarterly auction.

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