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North, Latin American governments plan gathering to forge closer carbon pricing ties

Published 16:49 on January 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:49 on January 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments will meet in Chile later this month for their first gathering since committing to boost carbon pricing integration, with several other jurisdictions considering joining.

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California issues 293k offsets in first issuance of 2018

Published 21:14 on January 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:14 on January 10, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board issued just over 293,000 offsets in its first handout of 2018.

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Bluesource acquires EOS Climate’s ODS offset supply and project development contracts

Published 22:55 on January 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:55 on January 9, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Project developer Bluesource has agreed to acquire all ozone-depleting substance (ODS) offset supply and project development contracts from San Francisco-based EOS Climate.

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Owner of former offset developer Camco winds up carbon activities

Published 17:31 on January 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:21 on January 5, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Former carbon credit developer Camco is to close as London-listed parent firm RedT completes a long-standing strategy to focus purely on its energy storage business.

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NA Markets: Prices inch higher in quiet holiday trade as Ontario links up

Published 23:29 on January 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:36 on January 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American carbon prices nudged higher in quiet holiday trade as Ontario’s market linked to the California-Quebec programme and as WCI participants grapple with a potential shift in the benchmark contract.

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COMMENT: The Climate Trust rings in 2018 with a forecast of the top 10 carbon market trends

Published 16:28 on January 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on January 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Dialogue, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Climate Trust’s annual predictions on carbon market policies and ideas that will matter in 2018.

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California doles out 73k offsets in smallest issuance since May, recalls 11k for ‘intentional reversal’

Published 21:46 on December 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:56 on January 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board this week handed out almost 73,000 offsets to four projects in the final issuance of the year, while also recalling some 11,000 credits for the scheme’s first ever ‘intentional reversal’.

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A tale of two bills: Oregon lawmakers reveal details of proposed cap-and-trade legislation

Published 16:24 on December 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:08 on December 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Two Oregon lawmakers this week revealed details of proposed legislation to create a “cap-and-invest” scheme in the state and link it to the North American WCI carbon market.

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NA Markets: Prices firm as participants focus on end-of-year housekeeping

Published 23:28 on December 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:46 on December 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Traders on both North American coasts were mainly occupied with closing out positions in Dec-2017 contracts or shifting them to 2018 this past week, and this was reflected by the majority of exchange volume reported as block trades and spreads.

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California carbon offset use rises, with emitters exceeding annual 8% limit for first time

Published 21:34 on December 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:30 on December 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Emitters in California’s carbon market surrendered 8.1 million offsets against their 2016 emissions, exhausting slightly more than their average annual 8% usage limit for the first time.

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