ClearBlue Awarded Best Advisory/Consultancy in the North American Carbon Markets by Environmental Fi

ClearBlue Markets is honoured to be recognized as the Best Advisory/Consultancy in the North American Carbon Markets for Environmental Finance Magazine’s 18th Annual Market Rankings. ClearBlue is at the forefront of North America’s carbon markets, providing expertise and guidance in Cap & Trade and other carbon pricing mechanisms. We actively advise entities and organizations across North America, and provide market and regulatory analysis through our weekly market updates and reports on supply and demand. With a carbon market focus, ClearBlue delivers integrated and cutting edge solutions to manage carbon value, as well as supporting entities in minimizing compliance costs and maximizing op

ClearBlue's Nicolas Girod Provides Analysis on Next WCI Auction

WCI/Ontario divorce could be “messy” if Brown withdraws from programme, analysts warn The Progressive Conservative party’s promise to cancel Ontario’s cap-and-trade programme could lead to a “messy divorce” between the province and the remaining WCI jurisdictions, analysts have warned. But the next auction could witness a rebound, suggested ClearBlue Markets analyst Nicholas Girod. If temperatures are normal, he forecasts that demand will be 98.6 million allowances, mainly from fuel and gas distributors, compared to 97 million allowances for sale. Read full Carbon Pulse article here

ClearBlue Highlights Factors that Contributed to Ontario Auction #4 Results in Special Report

Factors other than politics at play in lacklustre Ontario auction, say market participants Several other factors may have influenced last month’s lacklustre Ontario carbon allowance auction result besides heightened political uncertainty, several market participants say. Ontario’s quarterly sale, the final of the year, was under-subscribed for the first time, with buyers picking up 20.9 million of the total 25.3 million current allowances on offer at the reserve price of C$17.38. Meanwhile, analysts at ClearBlue Markets pointed to the illogicality of the ‘political uncertainty’ argument in relation to the fact that the Nov. 29 future auction for 3.1 million vintage-2020 allowances sold out a

ClearBlue's Nicolas Girod Comments on Ontario's Fourth Cap & Trade Auction

NA Markets: Prices drift as Ontario auction surprises market California carbon prices edged lower this week, giving up last week’s gains as traders absorbed the result of Ontario’s final auction of 2017. The Dec-2017 vintage 2017 futures slipped from $15.19 on Monday to as low as $15.05 on Thursday. Just 654,000 tonnes changed hands in the week to Wednesday, the lowest total since April. “I think traders had noted that the back year has been cheaper than the front, and decided to bid for the back year,” said Nicolas Girod of ClearBlue Markets. “This concentration of bids boosted the clearing price.” Read full Carbon Pulse article here

ClearBlue is hiring a Market Analyst Intern

​Job Description: ClearBlue Markets is a leading carbon specialist company and its team has pioneered the carbon markets since 2000. The ClearBlue team has unmatched practical experience in all aspects of Cap & Trade markets, ranging from policy through to compliance management, trading and offset development. https://www.clearbluemarkets.com ClearBlue is growing rapidly and is looking for a Market Analyst intern, with prospect of a permanent position. This position is available immediately in our Toronto office. This position is a critical business aligned role within ClearBlue. The Market Analyst will support the Trading and Research Manager. Main Responsibilities: • Updating and improving

ClearBlue Highlights Key Takeaways in Ontario's Final Cap & Trade Regulation

Ontario publishes final cap-and-trade regulation, making final market tweaks Ontario this week published its final cap-and-trade programme regulation, which cemented the scheme’s upcoming emissions caps to 2030 and aligned its other rules to those of California and Quebec. Ontario has linked its carbon market to those in California and Quebec, and the trio are aiming to hold their first joint allowance auction in February 2018, which will see Ontario’s volumes combined with those of its WCI partners. According to ClearBlue Markets, the Ontario environment ministry (MOECC) also made amendments to the regulation regarding verification report submission deadlines and to the methodology of distr

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