The tenth Québec-California carbon market auction is being held today

QUÉBEC, Feb. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC), in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board (ARB), will hold a greenhouse gas emission units joint auction today. This is the tenth joint auction held since their respective carbon markets were linked on January 1, 2014.

The joint auction will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. In all, 65 104 273 emission units for the Current Auction and 9 723 500 emission units for the Advance Auction (2020 vintage) will be put on sale at a minimum price of $17.84 CAD ($13.57 USD). Bidders from both Québec and California will be able to submit bids for the purchase of emission units, enabling them to reach their environmental objectives set under the greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system.

The auction notice is available at : http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changements/carbone/Emetteurs-participants-en.htm

The results of the auction (the quantity of emission units sold and final prices) and the identities of participating bidders will be posted on March 1, 2017 on the MDDELCC Web site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

SOURCE AND INFORMATION:


Medias Relations

Ministère du Développement durable,

de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre

les changements climatiques

Tel.: 418 521-3991

 

SOURCE Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques

For further information: Medias Relations, Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, Tel.: 418 521-3991

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