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California shifts fuel economy regulations to minimise federal rollback

Published 20:44 on September 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:56 on October 17, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) approved changes on Friday to maintain higher fuel economy standards in the 2021-2026 period in response to the Trump administration’s recent proposal to keep the federal standard static at the 2020 level.

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California’s ARB unanimously approves LCFS amendments

Published 04:00 on September 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:49 on September 28, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator Air Resources Board (ARB) unanimously approved a set of regulatory amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Thursday, strengthening the programme’s GHG targets through 2030 while making a plethora of other changes.

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Critics urge US Court of Appeals to block California LCFS on eve of vote

Published 17:06 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:06 on September 27, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Various energy and trade organisations have asked a US federal court to block California from advancing its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulations on the eve of a final vote, claiming the revised proposal violates the Constitution’s dormant commerce clause.

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RINs descend toward single digits as E15 rumours start again

Published 17:00 on September 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:18 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) prices under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) dropped to a new five-year low on Tuesday on renewed talk of the Trump administration’s push for a reform package for the biofuels industry.

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US EPA data reveals 11 RFS waiver applications submitted for 2018

Published 23:44 on September 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:23 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A total of 11 entities have now applied for small refiner exemptions (SREs) from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the 2018 compliance year, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website showed Thursday.

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LCFS Market: California and Oregon set new records in August

Published 22:28 on September 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:06 on September 28, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Average prices in both the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) ascended to new heights in August, as state regulators are set to vote on regulatory amendments in the coming weeks and months.

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Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:41 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**FREE READ** – Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

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California LCFS credits drop below $180 as vote called on programme changes

Published 18:03 on August 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:21 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Prices for California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits on Monday fell out of the $180 range in which they had mostly resided for the past couple months, while regulator ARB announced that it will vote on programme amendments in September to conclude the year’s formal rulemaking process.

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Oil, corn ethanol stir controversy as California addresses rising transport sector emissions

Published 02:17 on August 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:21 on September 26, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Whether cutting oil production or crediting corn ethanol under the LCFS would help achieve carbon cuts in the transport sector emerged as contentious issues as California regulator ARB on Monday sought advice on how to deal with rising emissions from the sector.

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California LCFS Roundup: Prices scale new average highs in July while the ARB publishes latest rulemaking

Published 22:01 on August 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:07 on September 28, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Average prices in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in July gained almost 10% to extend the previous month’s record high, while regulator ARB published the latest formal rulemaking documents on programme amendments this week.

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