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Offset Pricing Monthly Market Digest – January 2020

by | Feb 4, 2020

Offset Supply Information:

All CCOs issued to date: 170.43 million

Compliance credits awaiting issuance: 32.59 million

CA and General Market Commentary:

  • On January 30th, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced the results of their investigation into alleged regulatory violations at the Scenic View Dairy. As a result of the investigation, which was initiated on November 18, 2019, ARB is invalidating 18,867 CCOs generated by the project, CALS5040-C, Scenic View Dairy.  This marks the completion of the third invalidation investigation conducted by ARB in the program’s history, and the second time CCOs have been invalidated.
  • To date, less than 1% of all issued offsets have been invalidated. However, each invalidation event reminds participants of the potential risk and potentially impacts small emitters desire to purchase non-guaranteed CCOs.
  • ARB’s next quarterly allowance auction will be held on February 19th, with results announced February 26th.

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