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California LCFS stakeholders remain split on details of potential price cap, borrowed credits mechanism

Published 20:36 on August 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:10 on August 23, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB’s proposal to implement a firm maximum price and borrowed credits mechanism in the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) has generated further suggestions to treat multiple crediting pathways fairly and improve environmental integrity, according to public comments.

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RINs continue bounce as Trump administration reportedly mulls biofuel waiver remedies

Published 22:34 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:50 on August 22, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit prices (RINs) rose for a third straight day on Thursday on news that President Donald Trump’s administration was continuing to explore options to address the fallout from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance waivers handed out this month.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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RINs jolt on news that Trump may respond to recent biofuel waivers  

Published 19:37 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:31 on August 20, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices briefly surged on Tuesday on news that President Donald Trump may reassess his position on Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance waivers following a backlash in the Midwest over the administration’s recent issuances.

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Lufthansa adds clean fuel option in new offset platform

Published 18:41 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:29 on August 20, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, RINs & LCFS, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

German airline Lufthansa has begun to offer passengers the option of offsetting any flight emissions with sustainable aviation fuel, despite it costing around 30 times more than traditional carbon-cutting projects.

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Renewables intermittency, affordability pose challenges for California’s carbon neutrality

Published 21:09 on August 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:15 on August 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Replacing California’s fossil fuel power generation with 100% renewables and safeguarding low-income communities against price hikes present challenges for achieving the state’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal, experts said at a multi-day hearing.

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Oregon Clean Fuels Program notches record credit deficit for Q1 2019

Published 15:51 on August 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:51 on August 19, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) recorded its largest-ever credit deficit during the first quarter of 2019, dropping the low-carbon fuel standard’s surplus bank below 500,000 tonnes, state data showed Friday.

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Higher CO2 price should be focus of California allowance oversupply talks -experts

Published 01:16 on August 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:41 on August 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California should worry less about hitting the state’s long-term GHG goal and focus on raising carbon allowance prices to stimulate innovation and allay concerns about the oversupply of CO2 permits in its ETS, economists said at public hearing Friday.

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LCFS Market: California futures activity picking up on deferred contracts

Published 14:35 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:36 on August 14, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) futures contracts saw renewed activity this week as participants looked to move positions further out on the curve, ending a recent lull.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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