Yet there is no expectation that the market will return to pre-2021 levels. “With the carbon market, I think volatility is baked in. Prices have to go higher to deliver the goal that we need to meet.” Of course, eventually, the current supply squeeze for coal and gas will ease, and the market will soften, which might have a mitigating effect – “They might not get down to where they were 18 months ago, but I don't think they can stay at these prices forever.”
Regardless of that, higher carbon prices seem here to stay says Nathan. “Coronavirus and the climate crisis, these skyrocketing carbon prices, they’re giving us a glimpse of the future.”
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