California’s Second Carbon Allowance Auction Signals Increasing Market Certainty

Results of California’s second carbon allowance auction signal marked success for the landmark cap-and-trade program, owing to strong market participation and a higher than expected settlement price. On February 19, 2013, California Air Resources Board (CARB) held its second auction for 2013 vintage allowances (Current Auction) and 2016 vintage allowances (Advanced Auction).  The results of...