Voluntary carbon leaders look on the bright side
The dominant players in the voluntary carbon market are optimistic about the future, despite a decline in volumes and prices between 2012 and 2013, according to the latest survey of the market by Environmental Finance.
RGGI: a Revived Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Following a year-long review, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has undergone significant changes which have breathed new life into the programme, finds Katie Kouchakji
So far, so good...
It's been a solid first year for California's cap-and-trade scheme, and market participants are upbeat about 2014, when new buyers will likely emerge and the programme will link with Quebec. Elza Holmstedt Pell reports
Succeeding in uncertain times
Having survived another tough year, the winners in Environmental Finance's 14th Annual Market Rankings have proved they can cope with the pain and are poised to prosper when the tide turns.
GHGs: Back to the future
The winners in this year's rankings have triumphed in the face of adversity. They are now anxiously waiting for policymakers to make structural reforms to core markets, just as they were at the turn of the century. Graham Cooper reports
Camco project generates some of California's first carbon offsets
A carbon project developed by Camco Clean Energy will shortly be issued with some of the first offsets eligible in California's cap-and-trade system.
California takes 'final step' prior to carbon offset issuance
California's cap-and-trade system has passed a "major milestone" after a project registry issued the first offsets that can be used for compliance by the state's emitters, subject to a final review by the regulator.
Senior weather risk appointment made
A subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings has hired a new weather markets director.
California auction settles at $14
The third auction of California carbon allowances settled at $14, slightly higher than the previous auction but in line with expectations and recent prices on the secondary market.
California on the rise
California carbon market participants are upbeat about the future – despite continued concerns about offsets, legal challenges and prices. Felicity Carus reports