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German government launches CER tender to offset travel emissions

Published 14:44 on August 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:44 on August 9, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Germany has launched a tender to procure nearly 300,000 offsets as part of its commitment to neutralise the GHG emissions generated from the business trips of federal government officials.

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California’s ARB clarifies plan to credit ZEV infrastructure under LCFS amendments

Published 01:31 on August 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:31 on August 9, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB on Wednesday provided updates to its proposal to incentivise the uptake of more zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), including a controversial measure to credit ZEV infrastructure build-out introduced earlier this summer.

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California issues 2.8 mln offsets as forestry project takes home bulk

Published 22:23 on August 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:53 on August 9, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted over 2.8 million California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week in the largest issuance since May, with an Oregon tribe’s forestry project receiving over three-fourths of that total.

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California unveils plan to amend vehicle emission regulations amid federal rollback

Published 22:05 on August 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:05 on August 7, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California state regulator ARB issued a proposal on Tuesday designed to prevent potential Trump administration rollbacks in federal vehicle efficiency standards from negatively impacting the state’s climate goals.

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Ontario opposition lawmakers hit back at bill to repeal cap-and-trade, GHG targets

Published 22:03 on August 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:03 on August 7, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The Ontario government’s proposed legislation to rescind the law underlying the province’s ETS and GHG reduction targets could have serious legal, economic, and environmental ramifications, lawmakers from the opposition NDP party said on Tuesday.

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New York grid operator releases draft recommendations for CO2 price

Published 20:57 on August 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:48 on August 6, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

New York’s Independent System Operator (NYISO) on Friday published its draft recommendations for adding a carbon price to the state’s wholesale power markets next decade that would deduct the cost of RGGI allowances purchased at quarterly auctions.

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Quebec to hold “mutual agreement” carbon allowance sale on Oct. 3

Published 16:15 on August 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:51 on August 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec’s environment ministry announced on Friday that the province will hold its second anticipated sale of carbon units by mutual agreement on Oct. 3, giving firms covered under the province’s cap-and-trade programme an additional opportunity to meet the scheme’s upcoming compliance deadline.

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GHG effects of US vehicle efficiency freeze to rival other Trump rollbacks -report

Published 16:47 on August 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:05 on August 3, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The Trump administration’s proposal to freeze US fuel economy standards could increase GHG emissions at a level potentially greater than rolling back the Clean Power Plan and federal methane regulations, according to a new study.

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NA Markets: RGGI unphased by emissions data as WCI drags

Published 22:52 on August 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:20 on August 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

North American carbon prices on both coasts this week held steady as the northeast RGGI programme shrugged off higher emissions data while activity was barren in the WCI market.

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Ontario formally launches lawsuit against federal carbon price

Published 19:14 on August 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:30 on August 2, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Ontario government on Thursday announced its legal challenge to the constitutionality of the federal government’s ‘backstop’ carbon pricing scheme, making good on another of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises and setting up a courtroom battle over Ottawa’s attempt to impose its climate strategy on the rest of Canada.

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