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RGGI issues first ever offsets as states narrow opportunities

Published 21:20 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:47 on September 26, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The first ever carbon offsets were issued under the US’ RGGI programme last Friday, just as participating states are starting to back away from using the credits as a compliance option in the regional cap-and-trade scheme.

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UK-based Numerco hires carbon analyst turned trader

Published 17:50 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:50 on September 25, 2017  /  Americas, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

Commodity trading house Numerco has hired a former carbon analyst to join its London office as an energy trader.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Sep. 22, 2017

Published 19:36 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:36 on September 22, 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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Ontario inks cap-and-trade link deal with California and Quebec

Published 15:20 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:19 on September 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario on Friday signed an agreement with Quebec and California to link their cap-and-trade schemes under the WCI programme starting in Jan. 2018.

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Expanding into land use, the climate finance vehicle that Trump might just want to keep

Published 14:39 on September 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:39 on September 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, South & Central  /  No Comments

A climate investment vehicle partly funded by rich nations including the US this week agreed its third round of funding for innovative finance instruments, expanding into previously under-served areas such as cattle ranching and cloud forests.

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NA Markets: WCI, RGGI prices diverge in busy trade

Published 23:40 on September 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:45 on September 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American CO2 prices moved in opposite directions this week, with the WCI market weakening slightly while RGGI prices advanced on sellers holding out for higher levels.

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US-based Climate Trust Capital inks another offset deal, completing targeted trilogy of sectoral investments

Published 17:29 on September 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:29 on September 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

US-based private investment fund Climate Trust Capital (CTC) has inked another carbon credit deal, expanding its portfolio into the livestock biogas sector.

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US Republican senator breaks rank to back carbon price, work on bipartisan bill

Published 08:53 on September 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:53 on September 20, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A prominent US Republican senator has backed putting a price on carbon to help bring down US greenhouse gas emissions and said he is working on a bill with the Democrats, breaking with his own party’s establishment.

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Two RGGI offset protocols to bite the dust as states publish more details on proposed market changes

Published 00:03 on September 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI’s operators on Monday revealed more tweaks to be made to the US regional carbon market under proposed amendments to its Model Rule, including doing away with two little-used offset project types.

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ALLCOT’s Voluntary Carbon Market Report – September 2017

Published 18:50 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on September 19, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

After the summer break, activity is beginning to pick up again in the voluntary market, sources report.

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