July 18, 2024

Western Climate Initiative (WCI)

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Calif., Quebec, Wash. to Explore Linking Carbon Markets

Washington could be closer to joining the California-Québec carbon market after the three governments issued a statement saying they will explore linking their cap-and-trade systems.

Legislative Support Services
Carbon Market Linkage Bill Passes Wash. Senate
The specter of a November referendum on Washington’s cap-and-invest program hovered over the state Senate when it passed a bill to link the program with the California-Quebec system.
Washington Dept. of Ecology
Analysis Favors Wash. Linkage with Calif. Cap-and-trade Program
A decision by Washington to link its cap-and-trade program to the one shared by California and Quebec should benefit participants in both systems, according to preliminary analysis by the state.
JH Kelly
IPP Gets Free Allowances Under Wash. Cap-and-trade Program
The non-utility owner of a Washington gas-fired power plant can receive free cap-and-trade allowances from the state, a government board decided.
JH Kelly
Independent Power Producer Sees Risk from Wash. Cap-and-trade
The non-utility owner of a Washington gas-fired power plant says the facility faces unfair treatment under the state’s pending cap-and-trade program.
Dcoetzee, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Report Examines Initial Wash. Cap-and-trade Prices
Initial prices for Washington cap-and-trade emissions allowances will depend on whether the state joins the Western Climate Initiative, according to new analysis.
Without TCI-P, Vt. Will Explore Joining Western Climate Initiative
The Western Climate Initiative is one option the Vermont Climate Council will explore to replace TCI-P in its Climate Action Plan released in December.
Visit Seattle
Cap-and-trade Projected to Provide Wash. $500M Annually
Cap-and-trade is expected to yield Washington $500 million a year in revenue, according to the state agency charged with running the program.

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