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Washington State Embraces CCA Program in Race Against Climate Change

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The California Carbon Allowances (CCA) market evolution sparks wildfire growth with a new flame joining the inferno!

Recent legislative action in Washington elevates the stateโ€™s cap-and-invest program to link arms with the established CCA market, broadening its horizons beyond California and Quebec. The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators celebrates, highlighting the staggering $1.8 billion revenue from Washingtonโ€™s inaugural program auctions.

โ€œJoining these forces creates a mighty river of commerce, enhancing price stability and market buoyancy. This synergy washes away concerns of carbon leakages, shielding Washingtonโ€™s industries from the heat of competition fueled by varying carbon prices,โ€ as shared by KraneShares.

Yet, the path for Washingtonโ€™s carbon allowance market twists and turns with volatility. KraneShares flags a dip in Washingtonโ€™s carbon prices lately, attributing it to buyer hesitancy about the programโ€™s future. An upcoming ballot measure in November aims to repeal the stateโ€™s Climate Commitment Act, injecting further uncertainty into the market.

โ€œThe market turbulence stems from doubts about the programโ€™s destiny, with traders fretful over the potential devaluation of significant holdings if the initiative gains ground,โ€ added KraneShares.

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Challenges notwithstanding, Washington marches on with its climate crusade. Governor Jay Inslee spotlights tech titans like Microsoft and energy giants like BP teaming up to endorse the program. The state accompanies the market link-up with a suite of green policies, including a pledge to cultivate emissions-free school buses.

If the repeal bid falters at the polls, Washingtonโ€™s carbon allowance values might soar on the wings of investor trust. This could fortify the gains of the CCA program, with KraneShares noting a 2.8% uptick in CCA prices last week compared to the previous one.

The KraneShares California Carbon Allowance Strategy ETF (KCCA) presumes a favorable stance with the broadened CCA program. Anchored to the IHS Markit Carbon CCA Index, this ETF offers an entry point to the flourishing CCA marketplace.

Currently languishing in red territory, the ETF could witness a renaissance with the inclusion of the Washington market, injecting vitality into its performance. Positive investor sentiment appears to be mounting, exemplified by over $5 million net inflows into KCCA over the preceding month. This momentum could reach a crescendo should the Washington ballot measure meet defeat.

KraneShares boasts a roster of 26 ETFs in the US, several of which align with the climate cause. One standout, the KraneShares Global Carbon Strategy ETF, oversees approximately $297 million in assets under management.

Stay abreast with all climate movement by visiting theย Climate Insights Channel.

Read more on ETFTrends.com.

The opinions expressed are subject to the authorโ€™s viewpoint and donโ€™t necessarily mirror those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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