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California carbon conference cancelled as thousands flee wildfires

Published 01:22 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:37 on October 10, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Mexico, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit was cancelled a day ahead of its start on Monday due to rampant wildfires that have forced some 20,000 residents to flee the state’s wine-producing region.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Oct. 6, 2017

Published 17:18 on October 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:26 on October 6, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by CTX.

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GHG output from top US emitters falls 2% in 2016

Published 13:32 on October 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:32 on October 6, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Greenhouse gas emissions from the US’ largest emitters dropped by 2% last year to 2.99 billion tonnes of CO2e, according to EPA figures released Thursday, with power generators leading the decline.

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NA Markets: California prices unchanged despite soaring spread volume

Published 22:37 on October 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:27 on October 5, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices were little changed this week amid a surge in volume, with more than 10 million allowances traded on ICE.

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EEX and IncubEx to launch US carbon, hurricane derivative contracts in 2018

Published 15:11 on October 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:22 on October 5, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

German-headquartered energy exchange operator EEX Group and newcomers IncubEx plan to launch a suite of environmental derivatives products next year, including US carbon contracts and hurricane futures.

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Ontario proposes offset regulation, launches 2nd consultation on landfill gas rules

Published 21:22 on October 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:43 on October 4, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario on Wednesday proposed a regulation that would enable the creation of offsets for use in its provincial cap-and-trade programme, while launching a second consultation on a revised draft of its landfill gas protocol.

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EU Parliament urges EU to keep pace on long-term emission goals

Published 15:56 on October 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:29 on October 4, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

The EU Parliament on Wednesday urged Brussels to update the bloc’s low-carbon economy roadmap in 2018, putting pressure on officials to outline long-term climate targets that align with the requirements of the Paris Agreement.

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CORRECTION – Quebec ETS emissions up 1.2% in 2016 as fuel consumption rise overshadows drop in installation output

Published 16:35 on October 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:25 on October 4, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Emissions regulated by Quebec’s carbon market rose by 1.2% in 2016 as a drop in installation-level output was outpaced by a steep rise in fuel consumption by the transportation sector.

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CARBON FORWARD: EU pushing for 2016 offset vintage limit as CORSIA rules start to take shape

Published 12:54 on October 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:59 on October 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The EU is pushing for the UN’s aviation offsetting scheme to accept only carbon credits generated from emissions reductions achieved after 2016, according to a senior European Commission official involved in the negotiations.

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Ontario to hold final 2017 auction on Nov. 29

Published 00:42 on September 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:42 on September 30, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario will auction 25.3 million current allowances and 3.1 million V2020 allowances in its final auction of 2017, taking place on Nov. 29.

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