Webinar Slides: Decoding Ontario’s Carbon Market: A short and long term impact analysis of the first auction

April 13, 2017 by Billy Hamshaw

(See below to download the slides)

Ontario kick started its cap-and-trade program in 2017 and achieved a major milestone when it held its first carbon allowance auction on 22 March, 2017. In light of the full subscription observed at the auction, CaliforniaCarbon.info analysts have taken a deep dive into the Ontario carbon market fundamentals and assessed the long-term impacts on the linked carbon market triptych.

In this webinar our analysts discuss the long term supply and demand balance in Ontario and the WCI along with a short-term assessment of the auction results on the existing surplus.  During the webinar, our analysts covered the following queries and more:

  • How large is the Ontario carbon market and what will be its impact on the WCI once the markets link?
  • What is the current state of the allowance surplus/shortage in light of the undersubscribed WCI auctions? What could it mean if the Ontario auctions fail to clear completely?
  • Is the Ontario’s carbon market over- or undersupplied? How does this balance change once Ontario links to the WCI?
  • What price levels do we expect from the triumvirate carbon markets between 2017 and 2030?


Chandan Kumar, Lead Economist, CaliforniaCarbon.info

Billy Hamshaw, Product Manager, CaliforniaCarbon.info

Date: Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

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