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Canadian government sets out carbon pricing ‘backstop’ option for provinces

Published 18:50 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:00 on May 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The Canadian government on Thursday outlined its carbon price ‘backstop’ option for provinces and territories that do not satisfy minimum federal requirements with their own programmes or that opt to implement Ottawa’s plan from 2018.

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ClearView Energy hires ex-Obama staffer as new carbon market analyst

Published 20:31 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:32 on May 16, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

ClearView Energy Partners has hired an ex-Obama staffer as its new carbon market analyst, the Washington DC-based research firm said Tuesday.

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California Chamber of Commerce to appeal cap-and-trade ruling to state Supreme Court

Published 09:27 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:44 on May 16, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The California Chamber of Commerce has decided to file an appeal to the state’s highest court in its lawsuit case targeting California’s cap-and-trade programme.

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NA Markets: California prices dip briefly on sentiment and pre-auction trading

Published 23:35 on May 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:35 on May 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon allowances prices declined for a second week as the second auction of the year loomed and amid ongoing bearish sentiment stemming from the state Senate’s proposal to extend the market post-2020.

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California Chamber of Commerce backs post-2020 cap-and-trade reauthorization

Published 21:35 on May 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:35 on May 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The California Chamber of Commerce is getting behind legislators’ efforts to extend the state’s cap-and-trade scheme beyond 2020, despite the organisation still mulling whether to continue its long-running legal fight against the programme.

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Quebec hands out first batch of offsets in 10 months

Published 23:45 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:02 on May 12, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec has issued its first offsets in 10 months, doling out around nearly 21,800 credits to two projects.

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BC carbon tax changes could be afoot after Greens made kingmakers

Published 12:05 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:10 on May 10, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Changes could be in store for British Columbia’s frozen carbon tax after the Canadian province’s Green Party tripled their number of seats in Tuesday’s election, handing them the balance of power in the incumbent Liberals’ new minority government.

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Quebec fund eyeing first offset investments amid regulatory turmoil, other “alien” risks

Published 22:11 on May 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:12 on May 9, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A new fund is ready to invest C$20 million in North American offset projects and is eyeing a larger fund of up to C$100 million in the next 18 months, though regulatory uncertainty coupled with other “alien” risks perceived by investors surrounding carbon could hamper its plans.

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Ontario’s env. minister, ETS participants voice unease about Cali. Senate’s cap-and-trade reauthorization bill

Published 16:08 on May 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:51 on May 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s environment minister is sounding less certain about linking to California’s cap-and-trade scheme, joining other Canadian observers in voicing concern over the state Senate’s proposed bill to reauthorize its market beyond 2020.

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NA Markets: California prices wilt as regulatory uncertainty grows

Published 22:24 on May 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:24 on May 4, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Californian carbon prices slipped this week as the publication of Senate bill 775 disappointed participants, with Thursday’s news that two Assembly bills would be amalgamated adding to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the market.

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