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NA Markets: California trade thins as RGGI auction results due

Published 00:39 on June 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:39 on June 15, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon allowances (CCAs) began to recover this week after last week’s Progressive Conservative victory in Ontario sent prices downward, while on the east coast some atypical trading activity took place in the short interim between Wednesday’s RGGI auction and Friday’s result publication.

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Quick Ontario exit from WCI could exacerbate future auctions, pressure sell-off

Published 00:31 on June 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:31 on June 15, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The prospect of a quick Ontario exit from the tripartite WCI cap-and-trade market could prove a headache for participants and stakeholders on both the primary and secondary markets, according to analysts speaking at a webinar on Thursday.

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California’s ARB awards nearly 790k offsets in latest issuance

Published 22:38 on June 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:09 on June 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB handed out just shy of 790,000 carbon offsets across three different project types this week, as compliance demand helps boost prices.

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Low abatement, high costs to characterise future of cap-and-trade in Ontario and Quebec, study warns

Published 20:56 on June 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:56 on June 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Achieving emissions reductions in line with Ontario and Quebec’s climate goals will not occur under forecast WCI carbon prices, though it will see billions of dollars sent to California or elsewhere by the two provinces, according to a study released Wednesday.

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NA Markets: California prices drop sharply on Ontario election result

Published 22:10 on June 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:12 on June 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices dropped sharply on Friday after Ontario’s general election returned a majority for the Progressive Conservatives, who have pledged to end the province’s participation in the WCI cap-and-trade system.

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Ford, Ontario PCs win majority government, threatening province’s cap-and-trade future

Published 04:05 on June 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:45 on June 8, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party and leader Doug Ford won a majority government in Thursday’s provincial election, threatening the future of the province’s cap-and-trade programme and its WCI linkage.

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Number of EU ETS participants holding surplus drops by half -survey

Published 19:10 on June 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:10 on June 6, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The number of EU ETS-covered companies holding a surplus of allowances has more than halved over the past year, according to a worldwide survey by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon.

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California cap-and-trade opponent moves on in gubernatorial primary

Published 18:04 on June 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:16 on June 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

An anti-carbon market businessman will square off against California’s lieutenant governor in the state’s gubernatorial election this fall, as voters on Tuesday defeated a measure that would have given Republicans more control over cap-and-trade funds.

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California Gov. Brown appoints carbon market advisors, rounding out AB-398 panel

Published 10:59 on June 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:59 on June 5, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday appointed three experts to sit on the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee (IEMAC) – a five-member panel created under AB-398 to monitor the environmental and economic performance of the state’s carbon market.

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Fate of Ontario cap-and-trade becomes a two-horse race

Published 10:53 on June 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:53 on June 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

**This article is available to non-subscribers** – The future of Ontario’s carbon market has effectively become a two-horse race after the leader of the ruling Liberal party conceded defeat over the weekend.

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