Gold Standard Market Report 2017

We’ve published our latest Gold Standard Market Report, providing an insight into our issuance and retirement data for 2017. The report also includes an overview of our current pipeline, year-on-year trends in supply and demand and our project projections for Q1 2018.

In 2017 alone, our projects issued credits for 14 million emission reductions – the equivalent of taking all the cars in London off the road for more than a year! Issuances and retirements have been steadily increasing year-on-year – in the last decade issuances have increased by 92% whilst we’ve retired 26 times more credits in 2017 compared to 2008. And the gap between retirements and issuances continues to close, which we hope signals healthier market dynamics for Gold Standard projects.

Finally, we anticipate that the introduction of the Gold Standard Renewable Energy Label will trigger a shift of large scale renewable energy projects to the renewable energy market, thus decreasing future supply of those credits in the market to further support a balance of supply and demand.

We'd like to note that we've moved from quarterly to bi-annual publication of this report and we've streamlined the content to focus on data and analysis. Those who are interested in quarterly reporting on issuances, retirements and more detailed projection data can contact Sandra Genee, Director of Partnerships and Business Development. 

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Media Category: Reports
Report Type: Market reports
Event Dates: Monday, February 26, 2018