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California 2019 floor price set at $15.62, WCI to auction 258 mln V19 allowances

Published 21:11 on December 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:51 on December 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s 2019 carbon auction floor price will be set at $15.62, the ARB confirmed on Monday, while overall WCI current vintage auction volume will decline by 10% next year.

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Canadian provinces, groups take sides ahead of carbon tax legal battle

Published 00:49 on December 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:18 on December 1, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

A growing number of Canadian provinces and organisations are taking sides and requesting to intervene in the legal fights against the federal government’s carbon tax.

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Saskatchewan outlines 25 targets to complement climate plan, increase resilience

Published 22:30 on November 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:32 on November 30, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment has outlined 25 targets across five areas to complement the province’s climate change strategy and reduce the impacts of global warming.

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ICIS hires former environmental trader for North American role

Published 15:22 on November 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:11 on November 30, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

News and analytics firm ICIS has a hired a long-time environmental trader for its North American carbon team, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Ontario to utilise performance standards, innovation fund to hit weakened climate goals

Published 23:42 on November 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:25 on November 30, 2018  /  Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government on Thursday unveiled its new carbon tax-free climate strategy, which will see it use output-based performance standards (OBPS) for large emitters while incentivising additional GHG cuts through a fund to reach weakened 2030 reduction targets.

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NA Markets: WCI stagnates amid dipping spread, RGGI declines

Published 20:40 on November 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:58 on November 29, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) saw little price movement this week despite a surge of volume after the Thanksgiving holiday, while RGGI allowances (RGAs) continue to see limited activity ahead of the final auction for 2018.

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Surplus weighed on WCI current vintage auction, traders say

Published 22:33 on November 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:33 on November 28, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Compliance entities and speculators took a less aggressive bidding approach to the November WCI current vintage auction because of the market’s growing allowance surplus and limited ability or desire to hold that length, numerous traders told Carbon Pulse.

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California mints over 14 mln CCO-3s as regular offset issuances slow

Published 21:07 on November 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:46 on November 29, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

One of the largest projects in California’s offset programme saw its invalidation period shrink to three years as California and Quebec issued a total of 388,500 new offsets this week, according to state data.

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Meeting 2C target requires tripling of NDC emission cut rate -UN report

Published 15:00 on November 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:15 on November 27, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, EMEA, International, South & Central  /  No Comments

Countries are going even further off track towards limiting global warming to 2C as emissions began increasing in 2017, according to a UN report that found nations must triple emissions cuts pledged under the Paris Agreement to keep within the temperature limit.

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ICE loses US carbon trading director to rival IncubEx

Published 22:07 on November 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:07 on November 26, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has lost its US director of environmental and coal markets to competitor IncubEx, sources told Carbon Pulse.

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