CARBON ADVISORY

ClearBlue offers unparalleled carbon advisory services with a focus on 1) Carbon Pricing Policy and Compliance and 2) Offset Project Development. ClearBlue is a full-service carbon consultancy that provides integrated and cutting-edge solutions to mitigate risk, optimize the carbon position and assess the carbon value of emission reduction projects for potential offset development.  Our Advisory team provides support for clients by developing tailored carbon pricing strategies that incorporate routes to market, carbon trading strategies, and advocacy support. We advise entities on how carbon pricing can be optimized to support greater climate ambitions such as net-zero targets and the funding opportunities available.

 

ClearBlue is active in carbon markets globally including the EU-ETS, WCI Cap & Trade, and the federal and provincial carbon pricing programs across Canada, such as the Federal Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) and the Ontario Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) program. We are at the forefront of regulatory and market developments to support clients navigate the complexities and optimize market opportunities of different carbon pricing program. We provide our clients with expert guidance on the most cost-effective route to meet compliance and that all carbon obligations are met in a timely manner.

Carbon Pricing and Compliance Services that ClearBlue offers: 

  • Help prepare for compliance entities participate in carbon markets and meet reporting and compliance obligations 

  • Offer training workshops to help staff understand carbon markets and the risk and opportunities of carbon pricing

  • Updates of key provincial, national and international carbon markets policy changes and briefings on the key policy issues

  • Help to understand the carbon market, what drives prices and the different trading approaches

  • Develop Carbon Pricing Compliance Strategies

  • Provide instant updates on significant market developments and changes to carbon prices

  • Provide analysis of future compliance costs based on forecasted emissions and allowance prices

  • Provide advocacy support to compliance entities to optimize their compliance positions

  • Assessing carbon value of emission reduction projects and applicable funding opportunities. 

 

Offset Project Development Services offered by ClearBlue:

We advise developers and project owners to ensure that carbon offset projects meet regulatory requirements, achieve optimal emission reductions and resolve complex technical or legal matters such as the rules and regulations of carbon market standards. We have expertise from the initial phases of the offset project right through to the end of the transaction. We are actively monitoring the development of new offset programs and protocols and support clients with engagement to help inform the development of robust offset systems.

Types of projects that the ClearBlue team have significant experience with include: 

  • Landfill

  • Biogas

  • Biomass

  • Coal Mine Methane

  • Fuel-Switch

  • Forestry

 

 
LOW CARBON INITIATIVES

ClearBlue has experience across fuel standard markets, including the California LCFS, U.S. RFS, B.C. LCFS, and Oregon CFP. This includes providing regulatory analysis, market analysis, and market forecasts to help clients determine the value of their low carbon fuel projects. ClearBlue is also closely monitoring Canada’s CFS – which is expected to be in force in December 2022 – keeping clients up-to-date with the latest regulatory news and market forecasts. Our expertise in existing fuel standard markets is of high value to Canadian clients, particularly those that have not operated directly under such programs. Our suite of options for fuel standard support includes:

  • Regulatory review

  • Analysis of current and future drivers of value for fuel standard credits

  • Price forecasts and sensitivity analysis

  • Compliance strategy support

  • Optionality analysis – determining the carbon value of a fuel under all eligible programs

  • Regulatory risk identification

  • Regular regulatory and market updates

  • Lobbying support

 
OFFSETS SALES

We have the expertise and capacity to structure a variety of offset transactions tailored to our clients' specific needs, either in compliance markets or the global Voluntary Carbon Market. In order to meet the varying needs of our clients, ClearBlue has established strong relationships with project owners, project developers and carbon offset suppliers in key and unique geographic areas. 

 

Through a global network of offices and partners, ClearBlue sources high-quality offsets from projects issued through the largest most reputable voluntary offset registries, such as Verra, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, and Climate Action Reserve, in addition to registries for the world's largest compliance carbon markets. We conduct a technical inspection of each individual project with which we become involved, and we offer advanced risk management in order to tailor products for each individual customer. Our support and due diligence on the offsets we provide to buyers ensures that  only high-quality, additional, and reputable offsets are procured, thereby removing any potential public relations risks as part of a net-zero & carbon neutrality portfolio.

 
OFFSETS SALES
OFFSETS DEVELOPMENT

Our Technical Team works with closely with clients to develop offset projects, purchase and sell offsets under the major compliance and voluntary registries.  

We understand the need for the generation of high-quality carbon offsets through emission reduction projects and have extensive experience in the assessment, implementation and management of offset projects. We support developers throughout the entire carbon offset credit creation process which includes: Origination, Implementation and Commercialization. This ensures that their projects meet regulatory requirements, achieve optimal emission reductions and resolve complex technical or legal matters such as the rules and regulations of carbon market standards. Our services include:

  • Project and carbon value identification

  • Assessing feasibility and eligibility of offset projects, analyzing risks and optimizing project designs 

  • Providing support during project Validation and Approval

  • Assistance with Issuance of carbon offsets

  • Commercialization of offsets

  • Securing funding for projects 

 
MARKET ANALYSIS

We have a unique set of experience in the environmental markets from various perspectives (compliance, regulatory and trading). This allows us to transfer relevant carbon industry knowledge into comprehensive market analyses and price forecasts that is unmatched in the global carbon markets. Our analysts have experience tracking and conducting market analysis on the following markets:

  • European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS)

  • Western Climate Initiative (WCI)

  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

  • Fuel Standards Programs (California LCFS, US Federal RFS, Canadian CFS)

  • Various Canadian Industrial Emitters Program (Federal Backstop, Alberta’s TIER, Ontario’s EPS)

  • Global Voluntary Offset Market

 

Through our experience and analysis, we are able to provide clients with updates that have significant impacts on the global carbon markets. These include regulatory changes in the market, changes in market participants behaviour, changes in economic outlook, and any other developments that could lead to significant impacts on the carbon markets.

 

We have also developed in-house models to understand the dynamics between the supply and demand of credits/allowances in each of the covered carbon markets, and how these dynamics impact prices. We collect various data points (including power generation, industrial emissions, vehicles sales, electric vehicles adoption) to develop detailed emission forecasts. The emissions forecasts and regulatory outlook are then used in our proprietary price forecasting model to develop future price forecasts.

 

Our unique experience and forecast models allow us to help client maximize their opportunities within the global carbon markets.

Below are a few example of the Maket Updates that we provide our clients - Technical Report and Fundamental Report:

 
 
STRUCTURED DEALS

Our Carbon Sales team has a primary focus on our compliance customers to allow them to efficiently and effectively manage their carbon exposure. The ClearBlue Sales team executes our trades, and offers customized trading products to companies subject to the WCI, EU-ETS compliance emission trading programs. 

 

We offer industrial clients access to the carbon market and our experience in the carbon market provides us with the expertise to successfully manage your carbon position. The team offers advice and trading strategies to suit market participants whether they trade CCAs, CCOs,or other carbon products such as VERS, CERs and EUAs. Our team supports both our compliance and voluntary customers to allow them to efficiently and effectively manage their carbon exposure. We provide effective solutions tailored specifically to manage and optimise your carbon position. 

 

We provide complete sales and trading strategies throughout the transaction. Drawing on our vast experience and knowledge of the industry we provide insight into the opportunities that may arise from upcoming policy and legislative changes, as well as hedging strategies. With our experience, worldwide network and in-depth knowledge of the industry, we are able to provide our clients with solutions that fit their specific needs.

 

 

CARBON SALES

ClearBlue is a company that specializes in the trading of  Carbon Pricing products, such as compliance allowances and offsets, and voluntary offsets. We offer industrial clients access to the carbon market and our experience provides us with the expertise to successfully manage your position. The team offers advice and trading strategies to suit market participants whether they trade WCI Carbon Allowances (CCAs), WCI Carbon Offsets (CCOs), RGGI Allowances or other products such as Surplus Credits, LCFS Credits, RINs, VERSs and EUAs.

 

Our Carbon Sales Team offers comprehensive carbon market transactional services by combining our knowledge of emissions trading, project development and environmental policy to structure optimal carbon transactions for our clients. The team supports our compliance customers to allow them to efficiently and effectively manage their carbon exposure.  

 

Our objective is to obtain the best possible conditions for our clients depending on their situation and on their allowance profile fully understand the requirements of compliance buyers and their intermediaries, a provide targeted knowledge and experience to our clients. Our expertise in structured carbon deals means that we go beyond simply providing allowances and offsets; we develop bespoke and innovative structures that best fit the profiles of our clients.