carbon offset trading News

  • Carbon credit trading schemes and carbon offsets as part of an investment product

    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) are receiving an increasing number of reports from people who have been approached by firms promoting carbon credit trading schemes or offering carbon offsets as part of an investment product to individuals. ClimateCare recommends that any individual that has been approached by a business selling carbon offsets as a personal investment reads the advice on ...


    By ClimateCare

  • The role of offsets in next-generation carbon cap-and-trade schemas

    Offset compliance provisions in proposed U.S. climate change regulations imply that offsets may be a significant portion of abatement activity under the cap-and-trade program. How might this emphasis impact companies in regulated sectors as they consider what range of abatement projects to fund? As with many of the ‘moving parts’ of the climate change and clean energy landscape, offsets — ...


    By IHS Markit

  • The ENDS guide to carbon offsets

    Leading environmental publisher ENDS (Environmental Data Services) has made an important contribution to the carbon offsetting debate by announcing publication of The ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets. This one-of-a-kind guide provides much-needed help for confused offset purchasers by establishing a clear threshold for acceptable carbon offset quality and advising purchasers to steer clear of ...

  • What is the dollar value of carbon offsetting?

    An Imperial College University Study shows that for every 1 tonne of CO2 emission removed from the atmosphere through a carbon offset program- a further value of US$664 dollars is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits for local communities around the world. Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The future of carbon trading in the US

    An analysis by New Carbon Finance concludes that a carbon trading scheme in the US is inevitable within four to five years. Currently the US favors a domestic market, however linking into international schemes could significantly reduce the price of carbon, impose less cost on US industry and consumers and help make the US a climate change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Largest carbon offset transaction made in the US

    The largest publicly announced transaction of carbon offsets was recently made in the United States, signifying confidence in the role of carbon offsets in the country’s carbon market according to the parties involved. The Goldman Sachs Group, Blue Source and CE2 Carbon Capital completed a $12 million carbon offset deal, where CE2, a carbon market investment company, was sold the carbon offsets. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon Forum America showcasing offset quality

    A recent Federal Trade Commission workshop has highlighted concerns about offset quality and consumer information in the fast-growing voluntary carbon market.  Carbon Forum America will showcase the response of leaders in the carbon market to develop the necessary standards.  Four non-profit entities will use their presence at CARBON FORUM AMERICA to present and interactively discuss ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Governments embrace voluntary carbon offset market

    A new Ecosystem Marketplace report takes stock of the 13 most advanced efforts, and offers a glimpse of the carbon markets of tomorrow. The United States has famously failed to develop a strategy for slowing and adapting to climate change, but that hasn't stopped the US states of Oklahoma, California, and Oregon from creating frameworks to support greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Walmart rebukes FTC attempt to standardize carbon offsets

    The Federal Trade Commission publishes a green guide to ensure that companies don’t market their products with inaccurate environmental claims. It recently sought to update the guide with some clarifications on carbon offsets. As loyal Triple Pundit readers will know, I am an unabashed fan of increased regulation in the carbon offset sphere. To my mind increased regulation is a win-win for ...

  • California’s Air Resources Board Approves First Forest Carbon Offset Project Under its Cap-and-Trade Protocol

    April marked a milestone for forest carbon projects when California Air Resources Board (ARB) issued the first forest carbon offsets to a project developed under the California Compliance Offset Protocol-U.S. Forest Projects. The Yurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project improves forest management on approximately 8,000 acres of tribal forestland in Humboldt County. By registering the project and ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • Voluntary carbon offsetting tops 100 million tonnes

    The demand for voluntary carbon offsetting grew 4% in 2012, with buyers committing more than $523 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace. According to the report - Maneuvering the Mosaic - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 - private sector buyers flocked to offsets earned by ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ten states formally begin carbon trading

    On Thursday, for the first time ever, the United States will see a price on carbon emerge from a mandatory emissions cap-and-trade program. The auction this week is the first held by the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI caps carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in 10 Northeastern states to 188 million tons CO2 (171 million metric tons). Approximately 90% of the ...

  • Montreal exchange to launch carbon futures trading

    The Montreal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montreal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), plans to launch trading of futures contracts on Canada carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) units on May 30, 2008, subject to regulatory approval. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • SCS Global Services Earns Accreditation to Verify Carbon Offset Projects under California´s New Cap and Trade Program

     SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that is has officially earned accreditation from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to provide verification services for carbon offset projects under the new Cap-and-Trade Program. SCS ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • UK committee supports personal carbon trading

    A House of Commons committee suggested last week that the UK Parliament create a personal carbon-trading scheme for all citizens of the United Kingdom. It was the strongest statement yet by any government in favor of an individual cap-and-trade system for buying and selling greenhouse gas emissions. Personal carbon trading would provide a set 'carbon emissions allowance' to each citizen and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • ERA Acquisitions to Create Powerhouse Carbon Offsets Company in BC

    British Columbia's carbon market is again in the news with the announcement by ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. ((TSX¬-V: ESR) that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Offsetters Clean Technology Inc. and Carbon Credit Corporation to create one of the largest carbon project development groups in Canada. The Company also announced plans to appoint Dr. James Tansey, current CEO ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Buyer Liability Insurance Now Available for California’s Cap-and-Trade Offset Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Parhelion Underwriting Ltd., the leading innovator for carbon market insurance products, today announced a unique, strategic alliance to support the delivery of the first insurance product for compliance offset credits in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Under this alliance, Parhelion is offering ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • MCeX launches first Canadian carbon trading market

    There wasn’t much business transacted - just three contracts changed hands. But the debut of Canada’s new carbon emissions market last week heralds great potential for growth. The Montréal Climate Exchange (MCeX), a joint venture of the Montréal Exchange (MX) and the Chicago Climate Exchange(R) (CCX), officially launched trading in Canada of futures contracts on carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate Action Reserve Approved to Register Offset Projects for California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, the nation’s premier carbon offset registry, earned approval from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to serve the state’s groundbreaking Cap-and-Trade Program as an Offset Project Registry. As an approved registry, the Reserve is officially approved to issue registry offset credits under ARB compliance offset protocols that may then be transitioned ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • 3C implements carbon offset for Inter-American Development Bank meetings

    Frankfurt -  Frankfurt-based international carbon consulting and investment group 3C has concluded a contract to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of two international conferences held by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The emission reductions originate from a micro hydro power plant in Guatemala with a total installed capacity of 165 kW and an average annual power generation of ...


    By First Climate AG

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