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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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Ontario carbon market seen more oversupplied than expected in 2017

Published 23:27 on September 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:28 on September 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s carbon market will be more oversupplied than expected in its first year due to mild weather and lower natural gas demand and industrial production, according to analysts, though the scheme’s first compliance period is seen being shorter than previously thought.

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Nova Scotia cap-and-trade stakeholders favour linked, WCI-friendly market despite govt reservations

Published 01:52 on September 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:52 on September 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A majority of stakeholders polled by the Nova Scotia government over its proposed cap-and-trade scheme favour designing it based on WCI’s rules and linking it to other North American carbon markets.

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Manitoba eyeing flat C$25/tonne carbon tax -media

Published 13:31 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:19 on September 4, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Manitoba is considering introducing a flat C$25/tonne carbon tax through 2022, local media reported, a rate that would fall short of the Canadian federal government’s mandated minimum.

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NA Markets: California prices edge higher while RGGI stays quiet ahead of auction

Published 00:17 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:15 on September 1, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Californian carbon permit prices edged higher again this week, with continued buying interest, particularly for time-spreads, driving the market.

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California senator threatens to use budget bill to overturn ARB decision on free CO2 allowances

Published 14:30 on August 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:28 on August 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A California senator has said he plans to use the 2018 budget bill to undo the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) July decision to extend high levels of free CO2 allowance allocation to oil refineries and other emitting industry in the state’s cap-and-trade programme.

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NA Markets: Prices soar on both coasts after RGGI rule update, WCI’s sold-out auction

Published 23:11 on August 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:11 on August 24, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Prices in both the RGGI and WCI markets rose this week, with front-year RGAs posting a spectacular 39% gain on Wednesday after the nine member states published proposed post-2020 reforms.

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California issues 695k offsets as jumbo 4.5m batch become CCO-0s

Published 21:09 on August 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:09 on August 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) handed out 695,000 carbon offsets to an array of project types this week, as a bumper 4.5 million credits shed their invalidation risk.

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