Ontario sells out of cap-and-trade allowances at auction

Ontario sells out of cap-and-trade allowances at auction

The current total of allowances bought has hit $504 million.

June 23, 2017
Toronto Star
Legislation

Ontario’s second auction in its cap-and-trade program has sold out of its current allowances, bringing in about $504 million.

The first auction earlier this year in the system aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions also sold out, and brought in $472 million.

At this auction, the settlement price was $18.72 per allowance, compared to $18.08 in the first auction.

The system puts caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit, and if they exceed those limits they must buy allowances at auction or from other companies that come in under their limits.

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