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December 3, 2018

Publication of 2019 Emission units annual budget and minimum price ( PDF, 284 KB)

November 21, 2018

Publication of the November 14, 2018 results of the Quebec-California carbon market auction

November 14, 2018

A Québec-California carbon market auction is being held today – Press Release

October 5, 2018

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report ( PDF, 67 KB)

September 24, 2018

Sale by Mutual Agreement of Emissions Units by the Minister Set for October 3, 2018 - Notice of Cancellation ( PDF, 70 KB)

September 14, 2018

Québec and California will hold a joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on November 14, 2018 - Press Release

August 21, 2018

Publication of the August 14, 2018 results of the Quebec-California carbon market auction

August 14, 2018

The Québec-California carbon market auction is being held today – Press Release

August 3, 2018

Carbon Market: Quebec will hold a Sale by Mutual Agreement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Units on October 3, 2018 (Press Release)

July 5, 2018

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (will be available on July 9, 2018, at 3 p.m.)

June 15, 2018

Québec and California will hold a joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on August 14, 2018 - Press Release

June 14, 2018

Webinar: Carbon Market Compliance 2015-2017 (French PDF, 2 Mo)

May 23, 2018

Publication of the May 15, 2018 results of the Quebec-California-Ontario carbon market auction

May 15, 2018

The Québec-California-Ontario carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

April 5, 2018

Linked California, Ontario and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 80 KB)

March 16, 2018

Québec, California and Ontario will hold a joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on May 15, 2018 - Press Release (March 16, 2018)

February 28, 2018

Publication of the February 21, 2018 results of the Quebec-California-Ontario carbon market auction 

February 21, 2018

The Québec-California-Ontario carbon market auction is being held today – Press Release

January 15, 2018

Quantity of emission units allocated without charge for 2016, taking into account the adjustment calculated following the transmission of the 2016 emissions declaration, and the list of beneficiary emitters (French,PDF, 102 KB)

Quantity of emission units allocated without charge for 2018, and list of beneficiary emitters (French,PDF, 100 KB)

January 5, 2018

Linked California, Ontario and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Carbon Market Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 97 KB)

December 21, 2017

Québec, California and Ontario will hold a joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on February 21, 2018 - Press Release

List of emitters and list of participants registered to the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) (PDF, 70 KB)

Emitters and fuel distributors covered or having been covered by the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances, list of their establishments and years for which their greenhouse gas emissions must be covered
(PDF, 99 KB)

Emission allowance transfers: Summary transactions 2016
(PDF, 47KB)

December 1, 2017

Publication of 2018 Emission units annual budget and minimum price (PDF, 192 KB)

November 21, 2017

Minister Isabelle Melançon announces the results of the thirteenth Québec-California carbon market auction

November 14, 2017

The thirteenth Québec-California Carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

October 4, 2017

Update of Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 43 KB)

September 18, 2017

Quantity of emission units allocated without charge in 2016, taking into account the adjustment calculated following the transmission of the 2016 emissions declaration, and the list of beneficiary emitters (French, PDF, 186 KB)

September 15, 2017

Quebec and California will hold a thirteenth joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on November 14, 2017 - Press Release

August 22, 2017

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the twelfth Québec-California carbon market auction

June 16, 2017

Quebec and California will hold a twelfth joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on August 15, 2017 - Press Release

May 24, 2017

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the eleventh Québec-California carbon market auction

May 16, 2017

The eleventh Québec-California Carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

March 17, 2017

Quebec and California will hold an eleventh joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on May 16, 2017 - Press Release

March 1st, 2017

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the tenth Québec-California carbon market auction

February 22, 2017

The tenth Québec-California Carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

January 6, 2017

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 43 KB - Updated)

December 22, 2016

Quebec and California will hold a tenth joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on February 22, 2017 - Press Release

December 1, 2016

2017 Emission unit: Annual budget and reserve price (PDF, 49 KB)

November 22, 2016

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the ninth Québec-California carbon market auction

November 15, 2016

The ninth Québec-California Carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

October 5, 2016

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (October 5, 2016 - PDF, 44 KB)

September 16, 2016

Quebec and California will hold a ninth joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on August 16, 2016 - Press Release

September 14, 2016

Quantity of emission units allocated without charge in 2015, taking into account the adjustment calculated following the transmission of the 2015 emissions declaration, and the list of beneficiary emitters (French, September 14, 2016 PDF, 191 KB)

August 23, 2016

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the eighth Québec-California carbon market auction

August 16, 2016

The eighth Québec-California Carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

July 7, 2016

Update of Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 32 KB)

June 17, 2016

Quebec and California will hold an eighth joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on August 16, 2016 - Press Release

May 25, 2016

Results of the seventh Québec-California - Press Release

May 18, 2016

The seventh Québec-California Carbon market auction is being held today - Press Release

April 5, 2016

Update of Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 13 KB)

March 18, 2016

Quebec and California will hold a seventh joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on May 18, 2016 - Press Release

February 24, 2016

Results of the sixth Québec-California - Press Release

February 17, 2016

The sixth Québec-California carbon market is being held today - Press Release

January 7, 2016

Update of Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 13 KB)

December 18, 2015

Quebec and California will hold a joint cap-and-trade emissions units auction on February 17, 2016 - Press Release

December 16, 2015

Summary of 2014 transactions (PDF, 328 KB)

Report on the 2013-2014 Compliance Period (PDF,123 KB)

December 1, 2015

2016 Emission units annual budget and reserve price (PDF, 186 KB)

November 24, 2015

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the fifth Québec-California carbon market auction  – Press Release

November 17, 2015

The fifth Québec‑California carbon market auction will be held today – Press Release

November 6, 2015

National Geographic article on the Carbon Market (PDF, 866 KB)

October 5, 2015

Update documents:

  • Establishments and fuel distributors required to cover their greenhouse gas emissions under the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances – This document has been updated
  • Reported and verified greenhouse gas emissions of the establishments covered by the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances – This document has been updated
  • List of participants registered to the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) – This document has been updated
  • Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report  (PDF, 11.9 KB)

September 18, 2015

The fifth Québec-California Carbon Market Auction will be held on November 17, 2015 - Press Release

September 11, 2015

Minister Heurtel announces Québec and Ontario will work together to develop new offset credit protocols - Press Release

August 25, 2015

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the fourth Québec-California carbon market auction – Press Release

August 18, 2015

The fourth Québec-California carbon market auction is being held today – Press Release

August 5, 2015

New document: Québec Sale by Mutual Agreement Training Presentation (PDF, 2,7 MB)

July 24, 2015

Carbon Market: Quebec Will Hold Its First Sale by Mutual Agreement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Units on September 22, 2015 – Press Release

  • Notice of Sale by Mutual Agreement  (PDF, 164 KB)
    • Attachment A : Detailed Sale by Mutual Agreement Requirements and Instructions – This document has been deleted  
    • Attachment B : Exemples – This document has been deleted  

July 20, 2015

Notice to Cap-and-Trade Program participants (PDF, 187 KB)

July 7, 2015

New document online: Webinar: Carbon Market Compliance in Accordance With Quebec's Regulation (French,PDF, 2,4 MB) This document has been deleted

July 2, 2015

Update of Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 30 KB)

June 23, 2015

Public consultations on Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances

June 19, 2015

The fourth Québec-California Carbon Market Auction will be held on August 18, 2015 - Press Release

August 18, 2015 Joint Cap-and-Trade Auction #4 Notice (PDF, 93 KB)

  • Attachment A – This document has been updated  
  • Attachment B – This document has been updated

June 9, 2015

Update form: Application to register and renew an offset credit project (French, PDF,  683  KB)

New online form: Application for the issuance of offset credits and promoter declaration (French, PDF, 680  KB)

May, 29, 2015

Quantity of emission units allocated without charge in 2015 and the list of beneficiary emitters (French, PDF, 54.5 KB)

May 28, 2015

Minister Heurtel announces the results of the third Québec-California Carbon market auction – Press release

May 21, 2015

The third Québec-California Carbon market is being held today – Press Release

May 20, 2015

Web posting of the document : Frequently Asked Questions - Multiple Vintage Emissions Units (Allowances) Offered in the Current Auction (PDF, 57  KB)

April 22, 2015

List of establishments and list of fuel distributors covered by the the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances in 2015  This document has been updated

April 2, 2015

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 59 KB)

March 20, 2015

The third Québec-California Carbon Market Auction will be held on May 21, 2015 – Press Release

March 17, 2015

Auction Revenues Allocated to the Green Fund (French only)

March 4, 2015

Update of the English version of the February 18, 2015 Joint Auction #2 Notice Attachment A – This document has been deleted

February 25, 2015

Carbon Market : the results of the February 18, 2015 Auction of greenhouse gas emission units are now available!

February 23, 2015

Reported and verified greenhouse gas emissions of the establishments covered by the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances  This document has been updated

List of participants registered to the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) – This document has been updated

List of establishments and list of fuel distributors covered by the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances in 2015 – This document has been updated

February 18, 2015

The second Québec-California carbon market auction will be held today - Press Release

January 6, 2015

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (Updated January 6, 2015, PDF, 53 KB)

December 19, 2014

Publication of the February 18, 2015 Joint Cap-and-Trade Auction #2 Notice (PDF, 61 KB)

  • February 18, 2015 Joint Auction #2 Notice Attachment AThis document has been updated
  • February 18, 2015 Joint Auction #2 Notice Attachment B This document has been updated  

List of establishments covered by the cap-and-trade system in 2015 and participants registered to the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) - This document has been updated

December 3, 2014

Results of the November 25, 2014 Auction of greenhouse gas emission units are now available (PDF, 157 KB)

December 1, 2014

Budget annuel et détermination du prix minimum pour les ventes aux enchères en 2015 (PDF, 70 KB)

November 25, 2014

The first Québec-California Auction was a success Press Release

November 21, 2014

The first Québec-California joint cap-and-trade auction will be held on November 25 Press Release

November 19, 2014

Québec-California joint cap-and-trade auction postponed

First joint auction between Quebec and California

November 4, 2014

List of establishments covered by the cap-and-trade system in 2014 and participants registered to the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) – This document has been updated

List of greenhouse gas emissions reported and verified for the year 2013 – This document has been updated

October 22, 2014

Ediction Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances

October 2, 2014

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF, 59 KB)

September 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 Joint Auction #1 Notice (PDF,   1.5 MB)

  • November 19, 2014 Joint Auction #1 Notice Attachment A – This document has been updated
  • November 19, 2014 Joint Auction #1 Notice Attachment B – This document has been updated

2014 Annual Auction Reserve Price Notice Issued on September 19, 2014 ( PDF, 45 KB)

August 29, 2014

Results of the August 26, 2014 Auction of greenhouse gas emission units are now available (PDF,   1.5 MB)

August 14, 2014

August 7, 2014 CA-QC Practice Auction Summary Report (PDF,  177 KB)

July 25, 2014

September 21, 2014 public consultation on the Draft regulation to amend the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances

July 18, 2014

California-Québec Practice Auction Second Update Issued July 15, 2014 – This document has been deleted

July 11, 2014

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report (PDF,  27 KB) This document has been updated

July 9, 2014

Linked California and Québec Cap-and-Trade Programs Compliance Instrument Report – This document has been updated

June 30, 2014

California – Québec Practice Auction Update This document has been deleted

June 27, 2014

Official notice: Holding of the fourth Auction of greenhouse gas emission units on Tuesday August 26, 2014 ( PDF,  6.9 MB)

June 3, 2014

Québec and California announce plans for joint auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances - Press Release

May 27, 2014

Results of the May 27, 2014 Auction of greenhouse gas emission units are now available ( PDF,  6.9 MB)

March 28, 2014

March 7, 2014
Results of the March 4, 2014 Auction of greenhouse gas emission units (PDF, 1070 KB)

February 2014
Registration of offset credit projects: offset project registration applications under the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances may be submitted to the Ministère along with a validation report from an organization whose accreditation is pending, but the project will not be registered unless ISO accreditation, per the Regulation’s stipulations, is received no later than one year from the date of the application.

February 15, 2014
Publication of a notice concerning the quantity of free emission right units allotted in January, 14, 2014 and the list of beneficiary emitters (French)

December 6, 2013
Results of the December 3rd, 2013 Auction of greenhouse gas emission units (French, PDF, 302 KB)

December 4, 2013
Agreement between the Gouvernement du Québec and the California Air Resources Board concerning the harmonization and integration of cap-and-trade programs for reducing greenhouse gas emissions— Ratification

December 3, 2013
Updated list of establishments covered by the cap-and-trade system in 2013 – This document has been deleted

November 30, 2013
Quantity of emission right units allocated without charge in 2013 and the list of beneficiary emitters
(French)

November 13, 2013
Regulatory changes :

November 5, 2013
Linkage of Québec-California Carbon Markets: National Assembly gives green light – Press Release

October 11, 2013
December 03, 2013 Auction notice (French, PDF, 45 KB)

October 1, 2013
Carbon Market: Quebec and California link their respective Cap&Trade Programs – Press Release 

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