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Colombia to allow emitters to use offsets to cover CO2 tax obligations

Published 18:01 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 07:56 on June 19, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Colombia has approved a measure allowing fuel producers and importers to cover 100% of their carbon tax obligations through purchasing either domestic or international carbon offsets.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for June 16, 2017

Published 15:06 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:31 on June 16, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, 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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NA Markets: RGGI prices jump as compliance buyers cover missed auction volumes; WCI holds steady

Published 00:08 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:09 on June 16, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices jumped 14% in the past week following the quarterly auction, while Ontario’s post-auction trade remained moderate.

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First ever offsets for rice cultivation awarded to US farmers, sold to Microsoft

Published 22:42 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:03 on June 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Certifier American Carbon Registry has announced the first ever issuance and sale of offset credits from rice cultivation, a move experts believe could spur further carbon-cutting initiatives in US farming.

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Forestry projects again take bulk of offsets in California’s latest bumper issuance

Published 22:07 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:39 on June 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California issued 3.6 million offsets in its latest round, boosting the existing supply of unsurrendered credits by 8.4%, in the second largest handout so far this year.

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RGGI’s supply-curbing ECR a “valuable addition”, seen having little impact on power prices -researchers

Published 19:26 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:52 on June 14, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

A supply-curbing mechanism being proposed for RGGI would help support allowance prices in the nine-state regional US carbon market while having a minimal effect on power prices or carbon leakage.

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California budget deal excludes cap-and-trade extension, though ‘trailer bill’ route shows promise

Published 23:16 on June 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:16 on June 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have agreed a deal on California’s budget for the coming year but it does not include language on the state’s cap-and-trade programme, which needs to be extended beyond 2020.

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Second Ontario CO2 auction sells out at premium price, as federal action has emitters ‘taking scheme more seriously’

Published 20:13 on June 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:06 on June 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s second CO2 auction fully sold out at a 2.3% premium to the reserve price, the government announced Tuesday, with observers noting that recent Canadian federal action on carbon pricing has emitters in the province’s cap-and-trade scheme taking it more seriously.

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BP welcomes energy emissions flatlining but unsure if it will last

Published 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:28 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Japan, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Global CO2 emissions from energy were virtually flat in 2016 for the third consecutive year, oil major BP said on Tuesday, but it’s not clear whether this is a longer-lasting trend.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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