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Ontario stakeholders point to large financial, environmental losses from ETS cancellation

Published 23:40 on October 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:59 on October 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Stakeholders have slammed Ontario’s decision to scrap its cap-and-trade programme, adding that the government’s plan unfairly penalises market participants while jeopardising the province’s climate goals.

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Ontario’s revoked cap-and-trade programme will cost C$3 bln over four years, report finds

Published 17:40 on October 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:56 on October 17, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s cancellation of its cap-and-trade programme will cost the Canadian province C$3 billion over the next four years, the government’s financial watchdog said in a report released Tuesday.

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NY grid to shift CO2 charge impact of external transactions to real-time dispatch

Published 22:28 on October 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:27 on October 16, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) said Monday that it is no longer planning to internally forecast the impact of state’s proposed carbon charge on Locational-Based Marginal Pricing (LBMPc) in cross-border transactions, marking a change in the agency’s approach from this summer.

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RGGI could regulate power imports, experts say

Published 22:01 on October 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:24 on October 16, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI could potentially regulate out-of-state power imports if the nine member states decide to reopen that discussion in the future, regulatory experts said.

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New Hampshire’s top court to hear appeal on international hydro line ruling

Published 23:32 on October 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:32 on October 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The New Hampshire Supreme Court said Friday it will hear an appeal from US-based utility Eversource to construct its cross-border Northern Pass hydroelectric line after a state committee denied the project necessary permits earlier this year.

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Oregon gubernatorial candidate confirms cap-and-trade opposition as election approaches

Published 22:44 on October 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:20 on October 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon Republican state representative Knute Buehler said this week during a debate that he would oppose legislation to develop a carbon market if elected on Nov. 6 in the state’s tight gubernatorial race, the second major climate policy the candidate has come out against.

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WCI approves Ontario cap-and-trade exit, allowance tracking report

Published 22:33 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:33 on October 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The administrator of the California-Quebec carbon market amended its by-laws on Thursday to account for Ontario’s summer departure from the programme, and approved in principle work to help account for cross-border compliance instrument transfers.

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NA Markets: RGGI prices keep on upward trend as CCAs stagnate

Published 22:16 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:17 on October 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI allowances continued to find support at higher prices this week due to heightened interest from speculators, while California allowances stagnated on the secondary market.

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California’s 2019 carbon floor price on track to rise to $15.60 as inflation dips

Published 15:27 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:27 on October 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday that year-over-year inflation dipped in September, setting up a potential California carbon market floor price of $15.60 next year.

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Bluesource hires carbon market expert to drive business development

Published 00:06 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:06 on October 11, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, China, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Project developer and advisory firm Bluesource has hired a carbon market and renewable energy expert to drive its voluntary offset business.

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