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NA Markets: California price surge tapers off as reform deal doubts set in

Published 23:29 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon made another jump this week as politicians agreed on a proposal to extend the state’s carbon market to 2030, though the gains were tempered by uncertainty over some of the details.

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German energy exchange EEX builds foothold in China’s emerging carbon market

Published 19:07 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:21 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has partnered with several Chinese exchanges to build its foothold in China’s emerging national ETS, advancing plans to offer trade in euro-denominated offshore carbon derivatives to let clients access the market while avoiding the political and capital restrictions that international investors typically face.

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For experts, California carbon market extension may bring more questions than answers

Published 00:40 on July 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:45 on July 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

While Californian lawmakers have succeeded in passing a new law to extend the state’s cap-and-trade scheme, a sense of uncertainty lingers for market observers as they await detailed rules from the Air Resources Board.

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California lawmakers narrowly approve cap-and-trade extension package in show of bipartisanship

Published 04:21 on July 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:19 on July 18, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A legislative package to extend California’s landmark cap-and-trade programme was narrowly approved by the state’s Senate and Assembly with bipartisan support on Monday, securing the future of the market until at least 2030.

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California cap-and-trade extension bill hanging in the balance as obstacles mount

Published 23:30 on July 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 06:14 on July 18, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A bill to re-authorize California’s cap-and-trade programme beyond 2020 is hanging in the balance, with absent Democrats and obstinate Republicans putting current efforts in peril.

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California’s cap-and-trade extension bill advances as Brown warns of repercussions from failure

Published 23:44 on July 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:54 on July 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A bill to extend California’s cap-and-trade programme beyond 2020 has advanced, passing out of the Senate Environmental Quality (EQ) Committee in a vote down party lines.

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NA Markets: California prices surge on post-2020 market extension proposal

Published 23:08 on July 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:12 on July 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices advanced strongly on a political agreement to reauthorize the state’s market beyond 2020, while RGGI prices jumped amid strong buying activity early in the week.

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VCS teams up with Standards Council of Canada on new offset verifier accreditation scheme

Published 22:46 on July 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:46 on July 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Standards Council of Canada have teamed up to provide a new accreditation programme for validation/verification bodies (VVBs).

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California awards 206k in offsets as Quebec makes rare issuance

Published 21:49 on July 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:26 on July 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board has issued 205,725 offset credits to four projects, while a facility in Quebec received just over 2,000 credits.

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California lawmakers clinch cap-and-trade reauthorization deal

Published 08:56 on July 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:31 on July 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

After weeks of negotiations, California lawmakers announced a deal to reauthorize the state’s carbon market post-2020 late on Monday, with a number of elements that had appeared in recent draft texts making it into the two final bills.

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