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Sep 2017

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Ontario’s Third Cap and Trade Auction Completely Sells Out

Ontario’s third Cap and Trade Auction, held on September 6th, completely sold out for both current (2017) vintage and future (2020) vintage emission allowances. The previous two auctions sold out of current vintage allowances as well so Ontario’s cap and trade auctions are off to a healthy start. Steady uptake of Future Vintage ...

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Aug 2017

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Emission Allowances Sell Out at Successful 12th Joint Cap and Trade Auction

Last week on August 15th, Quebec and California of the Western Climate Initiative held the twelfth joint cap and trade auction. The auction was a success, with both current 2017 and future 2020 vintage allowances selling out completely. The success of the auction reflects that the cap and trade program is firmly cemented into the ...

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California Supreme Court

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Jul 2017

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California Supreme Court Solidifies Cap and Trade Program

After a four-year legal challenge, the California Supreme court declined to hear an appeal by business groups that believed the cap and trade program was equal to an unconstitutional tax. The case firmly establishes the legality of the cap and trade program and will provide regulatory certainty to emitters, carbon market ...

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GHG Emissions

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Jun 2017

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Ontario’s Second Cap and Trade Auction Results

The second Cap and Trade Auction, held on June 6th, completely sold out current (2017) emission allowances. 53.7% of future 2020 emission allowances were sold as well, which is more than double the amount that were sold in the previous auction. The Ontario Cap and Trade program is off to a solid start. The first […]

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Cap and Trade Diagram

14

Jun 2017

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WCI Cap and Trade and Alberta’s Carbon Levy explained through diagrams

One critique of carbon markets and cap and trade programs is that they are complicated and difficult to understand. CSG has developed visual diagrams that help explain the complexities of two carbon market systems (1) the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) carbon market between California, Quebec and Ontario (when linked in 2018), and ...

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Forest Offset Project

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Jun 2017

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Getting Ready for Ontario’s Carbon Offset Program: Offset Protocols

For Ontario to have a complete cap and trade system as contemplated in the Ontario government’s announcements, there are two significant elements left to be added. Those elements are (i) the creation of a link with California and Quebec and (ii) the creation of an Ontario offset system. This article deals with an important part ...

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WCI Auction Results

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May 2017

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What does the May 16th WCI auction mean for Ontario?

Strong results of the 11th Joint Auction between California and Quebec of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) were announced by regulators on May 24th, 2017. The auction, held on May 16th, 2017, sold out current vintage allowances for the first time since November 2015. The WCI auction results are good news for Ontario. Why? The ...

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