March 19, 2020

ClearBlue Markets' Managing Director of Markets, Nicolas Girod was recently quoted in an article discussing the impact of the Coronavirus on carbon markets.

Below is a section of the article that includes Nicolas' analysis:

"While carbon prices stopped falling on Thursday, the permits are still down 36% over the past five days and traded at about 15.4...

March 13, 2020

Our Managing Director of Markets Nicolas Girod was recently quoted in a Market Voice article on risk management in the global carbon markets. 

Many analysts and industry experts expect the price of carbon to rise even further this year, breaking through the psychologically important threshold of €30.

“While the addition of supply from the U.K. wi...

February 24, 2020

ClearBlue Markets is excited to announce that it is a Silver Sponsor of the 2020 IGUA Spring Seminar. This year's seminar will be held from May 12th to May 14th in Montebello, Quebec.

Two of our Managing Directors will be in attendance. If you would like to set up a meeting contact Nicolas Girod and Michael Berends.

According to IGUA: "Canada continue...

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...

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