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Livestock projects rule in latest California offset issuance

Published 22:02 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:02 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Livestock facilities dominated in the latest issuance of California offsets, with all 149,200 credits handed out this week going to that project type.

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Carbon Pulse expands North American coverage with new hire

Published 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired a North American correspondent to help the news and intelligence provider establish a physical presence on the continent, which is home to a number of upcoming and burgeoning carbon pricing programmes.

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Observers see soft demand anew in Q1 WCI auction

Published 23:41 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:57 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Wednesday’s joint California-Quebec carbon allowance auction will likely see soft demand once again, observers predict, extending the spate of under-subscribed sales that has weighed on the WCI market over the past year.

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INTERVIEW: Canada’s Enbridge on compliance, customers comms, CO2 reductions and the need for market certainty

Published 21:50 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:51 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

As Manager of Carbon Strategy and Integrated Resource Planning for Enbridge Gas Distribution, Fiona Oliver-Glasford has a unique perspective on compliance strategies and challenges under Ontario’s cap-and-trade program. Canadian Clean Energy Conferences spoke with Oliver-Glasford to gain insight on how Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company is navigating the new cap-and-trade landscape.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: How two First Nations and a small Canadian town tapped carbon finance to better manage their shared forest

Published 17:15 on February 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on February 16, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Tom Cole, the operations manager at Cheakamus Community Forest, has a mental list of what he calls “Tom’s magic spots” – hidden-away gems he’s gotten to know over 30 years of exploring these British Columbia woods. One is a little lake that acts as an “absolute mirror”; he swears that “you can’t tell if you’re looking at the lake or looking at reality.”

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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Oregon lawmakers set to kick off cap-and-trade talks as DEQ publishes study

Published 00:41 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:41 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon lawmakers will meet next week to kick off talks over introducing a state-wide carbon market, a senior source told Carbon Pulse, as the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Tuesday published its much-anticipated study on the subject.

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Advisors back cap-and-trade extension for California

Published 09:32 on February 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:44 on February 14, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) has recommended the state legislature authorise its cap-and-trade programme to continue after 2020, although with certain changes such as a stronger price ceiling and less strict guidelines on how to spend auction revenues.

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New California bill sees state carbon market playing second fiddle to direct regulation

Published 00:06 on February 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:28 on February 10, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A trio of California state lawmakers has proposed legislation that would extend the state’s cap-and-trade programme but shift it into a complementary role to ‘command-and-control’ style regulations.

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INTERVIEW: The early stages of cap-and-trade compliance – Lessons learned from California

Published 17:01 on February 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:01 on February 9, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Mandatory and voluntary participants of Ontario’s recently launched cap-and-trade market need to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. US-based Tracy Kayhanfar, the Senior Director or Environmental Management with ConAgra Foods, describes some of the challenges they faced at the launch of California’s program and what lessons they take with them as they prepare to voluntarily participate in Ontario’s newly launched program.

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