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California must triple annual GHG reductions to meet 2030 target -report

Published 22:32 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:10 on October 10, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California stands a long way off from meeting its ambitious 2030 emission reduction targets at the current pace of decarbonisation, as increased wildfires further jeopardise the state’s climate progress, a new report has found.

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California offset issuances hit 3-month low as CCO-3 supply balloons

Published 22:11 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:14 on October 10, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted more than 349,000 new offsets (CCOs) across two protocols this week, while it reduced the invalidation period on 3.3 mln existing credits, according to data released Wednesday.

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ANALYSIS: RGGI participants see positives, challenges in Pennsylvania cap-and-trade announcement

Published 21:55 on October 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:19 on October 10, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Traders view Pennsylvania’s recent announcement that it will develop a RGGI-modelled ETS regulation as a positive step for the Northeast US programme, but several potential obstacles towards realising the policy may blunt any near-term secondary market impacts.

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New Oregon campaign targets backup climate ballot initiatives in 2020

Published 22:30 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:34 on October 9, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon green groups launched a new initiative on Tuesday that may give voters the chance to endorse deep decarbonisation and clean energy goals next November if state lawmakers cannot salvage WCI-modelled cap-and-trade legislation in the upcoming term.

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LCFS Market: California credits match record high above $200 amid pending price cap

Published 18:25 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:28 on October 9, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits have remained near historic highs above $200 over the past month despite state regulator ARB announcing it would seek to finalise a “firm maximum” price in the programme.

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California to once again delay offset committee meeting

Published 17:06 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:44 on October 9, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB will once again delay the inaugural meeting of the Compliance Offset Protocol Task Force (OPTF) as the agency continues to sort through potential applicants, officials told Carbon Pulse on Tuesday.

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RGGI to auction 13.1 mln permits in final 2019 sale

Published 15:49 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:31 on October 9, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The Northeast US RGGI carbon market will offer over 13.1 million allowances at its final quarterly sale on Dec. 4, the programme announced Tuesday.

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London-based carbon investment firm assembles expert team ahead of fund launch

Published 15:35 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:37 on October 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A London-based investment management firm has appointed a cast of carbon trading industry veterans as staff and advisors as it prepares to launch a global environmental markets fund.

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Quebec entities submit remaining V18 allowances for compliance use, data shows

Published 21:52 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:52 on October 7, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec’s regulated entities largely channelled their final 2018 allocations for WCI cap-and-trade obligations into compliance accounts during the third quarter, as more than 4 million V18 allowances left jurisdictional accounts, data shows.

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California fuel consumption stagnates in June amid declining retail prices

Published 19:25 on October 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:46 on October 7, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California fuel consumption edged lower for the fifth consecutive month in June, but state data revealed the trend is easing as lower retail gasoline and diesel prices may be incentivising additional consumer demand.

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