The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) announced today the results of the twenty-eighth quarterly auction of CO2 allowances under the regulatory program.
All of the allowances on offer, which include CO2 allowances from allocation year 2015 and earlier, were sold at the auction held on June 03, 2015. The clearing price was $5.50, which topped the previous record price of $5.41 set in the March 2015 auction. However, the clearing price was not high enough to trigger the sale of allowances from the RGGI Cost Containment Reserve. The 2015 CCR Trigger price is $6.00 per ton.
The June auction offered more than 15 million allowances from participating RGGI states. Bidding interest was strong with bids exceeding supply by a ratio of 3.1:1 -- slightly higher than the last auction. Compliance-oriented entities, which is a new designation used for this auction, purchased 47% of the allowances on offer. More details on the auction are in the table below:
|Allowances on Offer||15,507,571|
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