CARBON ADVISORY

ClearBlue offers unparalleled experience in 1) Carbon Pricing Policy and Compliance Services, and 2) Offset Project Development Services. By sharing our experience and applying our knowledge we will provide solutions to successfully manage your carbon position. Our Advisory team provides support on policy strategies, carbon trading strategies and offset development. Taking into account upcoming policy and legislative changes, our advisory services focus on our clients' most critical issues and opportunities. ClearBlue Markets is highly engaged in the development process of the Canadian Federal backstop and can provide support to compliance entities under this new system. 

 

1) Carbon Pricing and Compliance Services that ClearBlue offers: 

 

  • Help prepare for compliance entities for Carbon Market Programs (i.e WCI Cap & Trade, Carbon Tax, Canadian Federal Backstop) 

  • 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 lobbying support to compliance entities to optimize their compliance positions

 

We provide complete policy and transaction support for compliance entity policy strategy and for allowance and offset purchases and sales, and trading strategies. We also provide insight into the risks and opportunities as a compliance entity, including hedging strategies. 

 

2) 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.

 

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

  • Landfill

  • Biogas

  • Biomass

  • Coal Mine Methane

  • Fuel-Switch

  • Forestry

 

 
OFFSETS SALES

We have the experience, capacity and expertise to structure a variety of offset transactions tailored to our clients' specific needs. 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 eligible for the WCI Cap & Trade markets, the EU-ETS. 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 offets we provide to buyers ensures that buyers are purchasing only high-quality offsets, thereby removing any potential reputational risks.

 

WCI Carbon Offsets

 

Within the WCI Cap & Trade Market, carbon offset credits are issued for GHG emission reductions that take place in sectors not covered under the California and Quebec, and the Ontario Cap & Trade programs. A California Carbon Offset (CCO) represents one metric ton of CO2 and only carbon offset credits issued by the Air Resources Board, and the Quebec and Ontario Governments are considered compliance offset credits, under the WCI Cap & Trade system.

LOW CARBON INITIATIVES

With the announcement of the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in Canada, which is part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, ClearBlue Markets is already working with clients to prepare them for its implementation in the near future. The ClearBlue team is closely monitoring and is involved with, the regulatory development of the CFS by joining the multi-stakeholder consultative committee. As part of this committee, ClearBlue can attend meetings that discuss proposed aspects of the CFS, progress on the regulation, changes and updates, and issues currently being addressed by the technical working group. Access to this information allows us to provide services that will help our clients optimize their position during and after the transition into the CFS such as:

 

  • Capacity building on fuels standards and what can be expected of CFS

  • Develop CFS compliance Strategies

  • Market analysis of CFS credits

  • Regular updates on regulation development and progress

  • Support with feedback submission on proposed CFS mechanisms

  • Provide lobbying support

  • Assessment of impact on Cap & Trade and compliance entities

 

ClearBlue will continue to expand the scope of CFS related services available to clients as more progress on its development is made.

 
OFFSETS SALES
OFFSETS DEVELOPMENT

ClearBlue’s highly experienced team works in partnership with its clients throughout the entire offset carbon credit creation process, including:

 

  • Origination

  • Implementation

  • Commercialization

 

We understand the need for the generation of high-quality carbon offsets through climate emission reduction projects and have extensive experience in the assessment, implementation and management of the projects.

 

ClearBlue takes an active role in identifying viable emission reduction projects assessing their feasibility, analyzing the risks and eligibility for offset projects. We are also working with our counterparts for securing funding for projects, their related transaction and development costs.

 

Project Development Services

 

We support developers to ensure 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:

 

  • Assessing feasibility and optimizing project designs for carbon offsets

  • Providing support during project Validation and Approval

  • Assistance with Issuance of carbon offsets

  • Commercialization of offsets

 

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

 
MARKET ANALYSIS

Our experience and knowledge of carbon markets allows us to offer clients up-to-date and unique insights into price movements.

 

In order to do this we update our customers via:

  • Weekly updates on policy and fundamental drivers

  • Auction Reports

  • Special Policy Reports

  • Technical analysis reports

  • Live development analysis

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 OCAs, CCAs, CCOs,or other carbon products such as CERs and EUAs. Our Sales team has a primary focus on our compliance 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  Cap & Trade products, such as compliance allowances and 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 Ontario Carbon Allowances (OCAs), WCI Carbon Allowances (CCAs), WCI Carbon Offsets (CCOs), RGGI Allowances or other products such as CERs 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, and with our focus on Ontario, Quebec and California, we 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. 

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon