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....

August 29, 2019

ClearBlue's Managing Director of Markets, Nicolas Girod, shares his thoughts with the Financial Times on the EU Carbon Market and the potential market impacts of a Brexit no-deal. The challenges around Brexit have caused market players, analysts and compliance entities to closely watch the carbon market as events unfold and as the UK approaches the...

July 12, 2019

LONDON — Analysts have raised forecasts for the prices of European Union carbon permits through 2019 to 2021 but warned the threat of a no-deal Brexit still hangs over the market in the short term.

EU Allowances (EUAs) are expected to average 26.40 euros/tonne this year and 34.37 euros/tonne in 2020, according to a survey of eight analysts polled by...

May 15, 2019

The influx of speculators into the California Carbon Allowance (CCA) market over the past several months will tighten the amount of available permit supply and raise prices going forward, though little change to the WCI programme’s emissions profile is expected, analysts said Tuesday.

CCA prices surged by 10.7% between Mar. 1 and Tuesday’s joint Cali...

April 30, 2019

On the second day of the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry held in Toronto April 25 & 26th, ClearBlue Markets held a corporate workshop for industrial entities regulated under the Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) stream of the Federal Backstop.  The workshop provided industry with a deeper understanding of compliance options and strategies unde...

April 2, 2019

Michael Berends shares ClearBlue's experience on developing and managing corporate carbon strategies in a period of regulatory uncertainty. 

Read the full interview with Canadian Clean Energy Conferences here.

Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is hosting the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry in Toronto on April 25-26, 2019. ClearBlue  is...

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