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Oregon legislators ready new cap-and-trade bill for 2018 after efforts again stall

Published 22:38 on July 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:27 on July 10, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon legislators are already preparing to advance a new bicameral carbon pricing bill in the next legislative session after a number of proposals failed to advance this year.

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EXCLUSIVE: California Republicans, Democrats team up on competing cap-and-trade extension bill

Published 01:01 on July 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:01 on July 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A bipartisan group of legislators is working on an effort to extend California’s cap-and-trade programme post-2020, drafting a competing solution to the proposals being worked on by the office of Governor Jerry Brown.

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Ontario to offer 28.4 million allowances in third auction

Published 16:55 on July 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:58 on July 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario will auction 25.3 million current allowances and 3.1 million V2020 allowances in its third auction, taking place on Sep. 6.

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NA Markets: California prices advance amid rush to legislate

Published 22:57 on July 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:57 on July 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices continued to rise this week as politicians extended efforts to re-authorise the state’s carbon market post-2020.

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EXCLUSIVE: New California cap-and-trade extension plan floats supply cuts, protectionist measures

Published 16:30 on July 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:01 on July 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California lawmakers are considering more post-2020 changes to the state’s cap-and-trade scheme, including a bank adjustment, further cuts to offset usage, and measures to protect industry in lieu of giving them free allowances, according to a new draft proposal to reauthorize the programme seen by Carbon Pulse.

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NA Markets: RGGI and WCI prices advance on regulatory optimism

Published 21:12 on June 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:17 on June 29, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Carbon prices on both North American coasts made sizeable advances over the past week as regulatory issues dominated.

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Case closed: California Supreme Court rejects cap-and-trade lawsuit

Published 23:36 on June 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:29 on June 29, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Supreme Court has unanimously declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the state’s cap-and-trade scheme, removing a major cloud that had hung over the landmark climate programme for the past five years.

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California issues 220k offsets to two projects in latest handout

Published 20:43 on June 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:43 on June 28, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board issued 220,000 offset to just two projects in the state’s latest handout.

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Governor Brown wades into California cap-and-trade debate with new draft proposals

Published 23:41 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:15 on June 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Governor Jerry Brown is taking a hands-on approach to extending California’s cap-and-trade programme, leading efforts on new proposals in an attempt to gain a two-thirds majority vote in the legislature while simultaneously assuaging industry and environmental campaigners.

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NA Markets: California allowances rise on post-2020 rumours, while RGGI prices jump for no obvious reason

Published 00:46 on June 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:46 on June 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon allowance prices jumped around 1.3% in a week as rumours circulated of possible solutions to the challenge of re-authorising the Californian cap-and-trade system post-2020.

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