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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