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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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Ontario publishes updated cap-and-trade participant list

Published 00:11 on March 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:11 on March 7, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Some 232 entities are registered to participate in Ontario’s cap-and-trade programme, according to updated data released by the province’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

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Opponents warming to offset rule changes in California carbon market extension bill

Published 23:17 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:31 on March 7, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Amendments to a bill extending California’s carbon market beyond 2020 would prioritise carbon offsetting in the state’s disadvantaged communities, prompting environmental justice campaigners to suggest they are open to a compromise on the controversial issue.

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Weak demand returns in latest WCI auction, confirming premonitions

Published 21:08 on March 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:30 on March 1, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec sold only 18% of current vintage allowances on offer during last week’s WCI auction, confirming premonitions of yet another undersubscribed market.

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In possible slip-up, top California senator cites weak demand in latest CO2 auction

Published 02:15 on March 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:15 on March 1, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s latest carbon allowance auction may have experienced weak demand, according to a statement that appeared temporarily on the website of the state senate president before being quickly withdrawn.

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Livestock projects rule in latest California offset issuance

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

Livestock facilities dominated in the latest issuance of California offsets, with all 149,200 credits handed out this week going to that project type.

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Carbon Pulse expands North American coverage with new hire

Published 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired a North American correspondent to help the news and intelligence provider establish a physical presence on the continent, which is home to a number of upcoming and burgeoning carbon pricing programmes.

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Observers see soft demand anew in Q1 WCI auction

Published 23:41 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:57 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Wednesday’s joint California-Quebec carbon allowance auction will likely see soft demand once again, observers predict, extending the spate of under-subscribed sales that has weighed on the WCI market over the past year.

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