Carbon Market: Results of May 18th Auction held between Québec and California

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QUÉBEC, May 26, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - The results of the 31st auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission units held on May 18 jointly with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) were released today.

During the sale, 58,331,300 current vintage emission units were sold at $39.59 CA ($30.85 US), and 7,942,750 2025 vintage emission units went for $36.10 CA ($28.13 US). The sale generated in the order of 374 million Canadian dollars in revenue for Québec. This entire amount will be paid into the Electrification and Climate Change Fund to finance the measures contained in the 2030 Plan for a green economy.

Quick facts:

  • Until now, the carbon market has generated revenue of over 6 billion dollars for Québec, all of which is used to support Québec companies, municipalities, institutions and citizens in their transition to a low carbon world.

  • The next auction will take place on Wednesday August 17, 2022. An official notice will be published on the MELCC website 60 days before the auction, as stipulated in the regulation. The registration period will begin on the day the notice is published.

  • Québec adopted GHG emission reduction target below 1990 levels of 37,5% by 2030. As announced in the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy the government intends to make a longer-term commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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SOURCE Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques


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