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Short Ontario market to absorb at least 24 mln unsold WCI allowances following linkage -analysts

Published 23:11 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:52 on March 30, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

More than 24 million allowances left over from California/Quebec auctions are likely to be consumed by the Ontario market if the jurisdictions link up in early 2018, helping to keep a lid on OCA prices.

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NA Markets: Prices unfazed by presidential order though some traders position for bigger moves

Published 22:16 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:48 on March 30, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

US carbon markets shrugged off news of President Trump’s executive order rolling back many of the climate protections enacted by his predecessor, though some traders were seen positioning for big price moves.

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EU, China to lead on climate while the US has some ‘explaining’ to do -Arias Canete

Published 09:55 on March 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:55 on March 30, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Having now ditched its carbon-cutting plans, the US must explain to the rest of the world how it will meet its emission targets if it stays in the Paris Agreement, EU climate chief Miguel Arias Canete said Thursday, while promising that the EU and China would carry on leading the fight against climate change.

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Trump signs long-awaited order to review Clean Power Plan, rescind US climate policies

Published 23:45 on March 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:06 on March 29, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

President Trump has signed a long-awaited executive order to roll back Obama-era climate policies, in a move that he says will “put miners back to work”.

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Industry alarmed by Alberta’s surprise carbon credit usage limits

Published 23:27 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:45 on March 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta’s decision to restrict the number of tradable carbon units that emitters can use to comply with incoming regulations has caught project developers “off guard” and threatens to damage the Canadian province’s 10-year old offset market.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 24, 2017

Published 21:55 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:55 on March 24, 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 Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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NA Markets: WCI prices nudge higher as Ontario sale stirs wider interest

Published 18:32 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:32 on March 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Activity in California’s carbon market picked up in the last week as traders began rolling March positions into the April contract while Ontario drew interest for its first auction.

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Forestry projects take lion’s share of latest California offset issuance

Published 20:10 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:12 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulators this week handed out just over 270,000 offsets, around a quarter of the previous issuance but still the second biggest handout of the year so far.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – March 2017

Published 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the end of the financial year approaching, corporate buyers are keen to complete their budgeted offsetting and so demand has picked up in the last month. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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