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Carbon market: Québec will hold its first sale by mutual agreement of greenhouse gas emissions units on September 22, 2015

Québec, July 24, 2015. – The ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) announced today that its first sale by mutual agreement will be held on September 22, 2015. This sale, as provided for in the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances, is meant to offer an additional alternative to emitters who might otherwise experience difficulty in obtaining necessary emissions units to meet their compliance requirements to do so.

Within the carbon market, companies subject to the cap-and-trade system who emit greenhouse gases (GHG) in excess of 25,000 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent must acquire an amount of emissions units to cover their emissions before the end of each compliance period. For the 2013-2014 compliance period, these companies have until November 2, 2015 to submit admissible units required to cover their GHG emissions.

The publication of the Sale Notice, which includes the number of emissions units for sale, the prices per category, and application requirements, marks the beginning of the application period. The application period closes on August 21, 2015.

The Sale Notice is available on the MDDELCC’s website: http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changements/carbone/Ventes-gre-ministre-en.htm.

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SOURCE :

Media Relations

Ministère du Développement durable,

de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre

les changements climatiques
Phone: 418 521-3991

INFORMATION :

Media Relations

Ministère du Développement durable,

de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre

les changements climatiques
Phone: 418 521-3991

 

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