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NA Markets: Prices drift as Ontario auction surprises market

Published 21:21 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:25 on December 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices edged lower this week, giving up last week’s gains as traders absorbed the result of Ontario’s final auction of 2017.

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Complementary policies needed to help California’s non-power sectors carry more of GHG abatement burden -analysts

Published 23:46 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:46 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices will likely remain at or near the market floor through 2020, according to a new analysis, but will then need to rise swiftly over the next decade, with non-power sectors bolstered by complementary policies becoming key to meeting the state’s long-term emissions reduction targets.

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Ontario auction under-subscribed for first time

Published 20:16 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:45 on December 7, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario sold 20.9 million of a total 25.3 million current allowances on offer during its fourth auction, the first time a quarterly sale has failed to sell out.

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Emissions trading association IETA appoints carbon market expert as California rep

Published 19:23 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:57 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Emissions trading association IETA has hired a new representative in California, naming a veteran carbon market expert to the role.

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California’s cannabis industry will not have to comply with cap-and-trade, ARB clarifies

Published 23:58 on December 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 04:27 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board has hit back against the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), which claimed in draft emergency regulations in last month that cannabis licensees would have to comply with the cap-and-trade programme.

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California 2018 allocation figures reveal 6.5% drop in allowances, 2.5% fall in covered entities

Published 22:23 on December 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:55 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The number allowances to be allocated to California emitters next year will be 6.5% below 2017’s total, amid a smaller 2.5% drop in the number of covered entities, according to data released by the state’s Air Resources Board on Tuesday.

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Defiant Saskatchewan unveils carbon tax-less climate plan with international links

Published 21:48 on December 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:34 on December 5, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Saskatchewan on Monday released its new climate change plan, opting for a suite of proposed measures including a market-based system that allows both provincial and international units but excluding an economy-wide price on carbon, defying the Canadian federal government in the process.

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NA Markets: RGGI prices tumble below $4 ahead of final 2017 auction 

Published 01:36 on December 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:17 on December 3, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices tumbled below $4.00 this week as participants prepared for the final auction of the year next Wednesday.

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WCI market partners to offer 335 mln allowances in 2018 current auctions

Published 01:21 on December 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:10 on December 3, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American jurisdictions with carbon markets linked under WCI on Friday released details on 2018 auction quotas and reserve prices, setting up the first tripartite allowance sales for California, Quebec, and Ontario.

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Ontario publishes final cap-and-trade regulation, making final market tweaks

Published 23:52 on November 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:56 on November 30, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario this week published its final cap-and-trade programme regulation, which cemented the scheme’s upcoming emissions caps to 2030 and aligned its other rules to those of California and Quebec.

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