News and Announcements

THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC HAS RELEASED THE MAY 27, 2014 AUCTION NOTICE

March 28, 2014

The ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) has released the May 27, 2014 Auction Notice. The Auction Notice is available on the MDDEFP website.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the May 16, 2014 Auction Notice

March 17, 2014

The Auction Notice is available on the ARB website.

The ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) has released The March 4, 2014 Auction Results

March 7, 2014

The results are available on the MDDEFP website.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the April 3, 2014 Reserve Sale Notice

March 4, 2014

The Reserve Sale Notice is available on the ARB website.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the February 19, 2014 Auction Results

February 24, 2014

The results are available on the ARB website.

THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC HAS RELEASED THE MARCH 4, 2014 AUCTION NOTICE

January 3, 2014

The ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) has released the March 4, 2014 Auction Notice. The Auction Notice is available on the MDDEFP website.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the February 19, 2014 Auction Notice

December 20, 2013

The Auction Notice is available on the ARB website.

December 3, 2013 auction results

December 6, 2013

The ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) has released the December 3, 2013 Auction Results. The results are available on the MDDEFP website.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the December 31, 2013 Reserve Sale Notice

December 2, 2013

The Reserve Sale Notice is available on the ARB website.

WCI, Inc. Board Meeting on Dec 9, 2013

November 27, 2013

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will hold their annual meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013, in Sacramento, CA, beginning at 2:00 pm Pacific time. The Board will elect officers, appoint committee members, consider adoption of a Records Availability Policy, and adopt a budget for 2014-15. The Board will then convene an Executive (Closed) Session to discuss procurement and personnel matters.

Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend this meeting in-person or via teleconference. This meeting will be conducted in both French and English. If you plan to attend, whether by teleconference or in person, please register here. There is no charge to attend this meeting.

The meeting agenda and materials are available here, and additional meeting materials will be posted to the website as they become available. Attendees will have an opportunity to comment on agenda items during the meeting.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the November 19, 2013 Auction Results

November 22, 2013

The results are available on the ARB website.

First Québec Allowance Auction Announced

October 4, 2013

The first Québec allowance auction will be held on December 3, 2013. Materials can be found at http://www.mddefp.gouv.qc.ca/changements/carbone/index-en.htm.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the November 19, 2013 Auction Notice

September 20, 2013

The Auction Notice is available on the ARB website.

WCI, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting on September 19

September 6, 2013

The Board of Directors of Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) will meet at 10:00 am Pacific time on Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Sacramento, CA. The Board will consider adoption of a Records Availability Policy, and then convene an Executive (Closed) Session to discuss procurement matters, specifically, a proposed contract for auction and reserve sale financial services.

The meeting will be held in the Compagno Room of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend in-person or via teleconference beginning at 10:00 am Pacific time. If you plan to attend, either in-person or via teleconference, please register here. There is no charge to attend. This meeting will be conducted in both French and English. The meeting agenda and proposed Records Availability Policy are available here.

For more information please contact Patrick Cummins, Executive Director, at pcummins@wci-inc.org or 916-449-9966.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the September 27, 2013 Reserve Sale Notice

August 30, 2013

The Reserve Sale Notice is available on the ARB website.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the August 16, 2013 Auction Results

August 21, 2013

The results are available on the ARB website.

Upgrades to Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS)

August 1, 2013

WCI Partner jurisdictions and WCI, Inc. are working together to develop systems to support the common goals of developing a regional program and the implementation of state and provincial GHG trading programs, including Quebec and California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. The Cap-and-Trade Programs became effective on January 1, 2012, with an enforceable compliance obligation beginning with calendar year 2013.

One of the systems being developed is the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS). The CITSS is the record of ownership of compliance instruments; records information related to accounts; enables and records compliance instrument transfers; facilitates compliance verification; and supports market oversight through the collection of relevant information.

The CITSS is being upgraded to provide Cap-and-Trade Program participants improved features and more detailed account information. The upgrades included in CITSS version 3.0 are scheduled to be released August 1, 2013. CITSS version 3.0 provides expanded functionality and information, including:

  • Facility information (entity management/account consolidation)
  • Corporate association management
  • Limited exemption and holding limit management
  • Enhanced reporting features

The CITSS can be accessed at https://www.wci-citss.org.

Further assistance can be obtained from the CITSS help desk. The Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time and is accessible for messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The CITSS Help Desk can be contacted at: help@wci-citss.org or telephone 1-866-682-7561.

For more California information, go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm.

Both California and Quebec will be sending additional information to their stakeholders directly by e-mail.

 

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Contact Us

  • Western Climate Initiative, Inc.
    980 Ninth Street, Suite 1600
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916.449.9966
  • Patrick Cummins
    Executive Director
    pcummins@wci-inc.org