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Michael Berends to Present at the Transport Futures Gas Tax Forum

ClearBlue's Managing Director, Michael Berends will be speaking at the Transport Futures Gas Tax Forum on July 25th in Toronto. The forum will discuss the PC government's transportation policy announcements made throughout their campaign. One was a promise to cut the provincial gasoline tax by 10 cents: 5.7 cents from the current 14.7 cent excise tax and 4.3 cents from cancelling Ontario’s participation in the Cap-and-Trade Program with Quebec and California. A tax on gasoline is an essential mobility pricing measure used in jurisdictions around the world. Politicians, academics and analysts from the fuel, automotive and construction sectors will discuss the pros and cons of cutting the gas

ClearBlue's Nicolas Girod shares expertise as panelist at the Latin America Carbon Pricing Forum

On June 25-26, the Center for Sustainability Studies of Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGVces) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, through its Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America (EKLA), hosted the Latin America Carbon Pricing Forum in São Paulo, Brazil. The forum aimed to foster the exchange of experiences and strengthen the actuation of the different stakeholders involved in carbon pricing agenda, based on the lessons learned on the different initiatives undertaken so far in the region. ClearBlue's Nicolas Girod was part of the 'Sectorial Views - Energy and Transportation' panel speaking about the MEXICO2 – Emissions Trading Simulation in Spanish. The panel shared insig

ClearBlue Markets discussing the latest Ontario Cap & Trade developments on CBC Radio-Canada (Fr

L’élimination de la bourse du carbone en Ontario fait ses premières victimes Les Ontariens vont perdre des milliers de dollars en rabais écoénergétiques avec la fermeture soudaine du Fonds pour un Ontario vert, qui était entièrement financé par les revenus tirés de la bourse du carbone. De plus, les villes ontariennes risquent de perdre des millions de dollars en deniers publics parce que les permis de polluer qu'ils ont achetés ne valent maintenant plus un sou. Un texte de Christian Noël Fini les rabais pour les rénovations éconergétiques des maisons et des commerces en Ontario. Le Fonds pour un Ontario vert devient une des premières victimes de la promesse de Doug Ford d’éliminer la bourse

ClearBlue Emphasizes the Importance of Market Certainty for Ontario Entities in Bloomberg

Suncor, Enbridge Seek Clarity After Ford Upends Carbon Trading Suncor Energy Inc. and Enbridge Inc. are among Canadian fossil fuel companies seeking answers after Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford announced plans to unwind a cap-and-trade program that has issued C$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion) worth of pollution credits to dozens of companies. Ford and his Progressive Conservative party said last week they would fulfill a campaign pledge and withdraw from the program, which sold credits to energy firms and fuel distributors that must hold enough of the allowances by the end of 2020 to match their greenhouse-gas emissions. “They purchased because they figured they were going to need them by th

Ontario not contributing allowances to the auctions creates uncertainty around compliance and deadli

Ontario will not participate in the next quarterly WCI auction in August after its new premier announced that his government’s first act will be to scrap the provincial cap-and-trade scheme. In a statement released Friday, Premier-designate Doug Ford said following the swearing-in of his Progressive Conservative government, his cabinet will end the trading system and challenge the Canadian federal government’s authority to impose its ‘backstop’ carbon tax on the province. NON-CONTRIBUTORS Ontario was expected to contribute roughly 28.7 mln allowances to the August auction before it withdrew participation, Toronto-based consultancy Clear Blue Markets said in an emailed note, including 4.4 mln

Ford, Ontario PCs win majority government, threatening province’s cap-and-trade future

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party and leader Doug Ford won a majority government in Thursday’s provincial election, threatening the future of the province’s cap-and-trade programme and its WCI linkage. “Let’s see if the PCs follow through with their pledge and the details,” Nicolas Girod of Toronto-based carbon trading advisory firm ClearBlue Markets told Carbon Pulse. Read the full article here

The consequences of a Progressive Conservative victory "a big unknown" according to ClearB

The future of Ontario's carbon cap-and-trade program hangs on an election that remains too close to call. Nicolas Girod of the carbon market advisory firm ClearBlue Markets called the consequences of a Progressive Conservative victory "a big unknown," but said he did not expect an immediate impact on allowance prices. Ontario's partners, California and Quebec, would have little choice but to forge on and look for new linkage opportunities if the province exits. Read the full article here

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