January 15, 2020

"Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits for 2020 as a restart to British auctioning of permits, expected following Brexit later this month, will swell supply.

"Ben Evans, a market analyst at ClearBlue Markets said the 2019 allowances would likely all be sold in a few months ahead of the April-end compliance dea...

January 10, 2020

California Carbon Offset (CCO) issuances will increase this year due to a large overhang of WCI-eligible credits awaiting approval by California regulator ARB at the end of 2019, analysts said Wednesday.

According to a new report from Toronto-based analysts ClearBlue Markets, the ARB will distribute 52.4 mln CCOs in 2020, marking a significant shift...

December 3, 2019

ClearBlue's expertise was included in the International Emissions Trading Association's (IETA) 2019 report on the greenhouse gas markets worldwide.


Canada’s carbon pollution pricing system, also known as the Federal Backstop, is made up of two components: the fuel charge, which is a charge placed on fossi...

November 27, 2019

ClearBlue Markets Managing Director of Markets, Nicolas Girod, is quoted commenting on market certainty and offset demand in this latest article from the Financial Times.

Read the Full Financial Times Article Here

October 24, 2019

‘Uncharted territory’

The Trump administration has been in battle with California over its right to take actions to cut carbon pollution, announcing it would revoke California’s authority, enshrined in federal law for nearly half a century, to set air-pollution standards that are stricter than the country’s.

The administration also threatened to pull...

October 23, 2019

Canada’s ‘backstop’ output-based pricing system (OBPS) may not have an adequate supply of offsets available before next year’s inaugural compliance deadline, stemming from the slow rollout of federal and provincial protocols, a conference heard Tuesday.

“We’ve been working on this supply and demand analysis to show the federal government that … you’v...

October 18, 2019

An erosion of Canadian voter support for the incumbent Liberals and poll-leading opposition Conservatives may open a range of minority government possibilities ahead of the national election on Monday, the outcome of which will have a significant impact on the country’s federal and provincial climate policies and environmental markets.

Emboldened by...

October 4, 2019

Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits in the fourth quarter as the threat of a no-deal Brexit hangs over the market.

EU Allowances (EUAs) are expected to average 26.13 euros/tonne in Q4 2019, according to a survey of eight analysts polled by Reuters, a 3.4% drop compared with figures given in July. 

But further...

October 3, 2019

In the era of the Paris Agreement, every participating country will be taking action to cut emissions in a way which best suits its economy. For some, like Mexico, this action will be a continuation of things which were already in motion in 2015, while for others such as Canada, it will be new ideas and approaches developed ina the past few years....

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