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LCFS Market: California prices dip below $190 as market quiets down after data release

Published 22:28 on November 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:28 on November 9, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices slunk back below $190 this week amid thin activity following data that showed the market to be more in a deficit than expected.

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Oregon should throttle complementary policies when rolling out carbon market -study

Published 21:17 on November 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:15 on November 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oregon regulators should consider ending complementary GHG reduction policies if the state wants to promote a cost-effective and environmentally-sound cap-and-trade programme in the future, according to a new study from a Harvard professor and an economic consultant.

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California LCFS Q2 deficit nears 500k to mark new record

Published 16:37 on November 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:13 on November 1, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Deficit generation notched a new quarterly high in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programme as shortfalls continued to outpace credit generation during the second quarter, state data released Wednesday showed.

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Green groups call out US RFS for allowing increased land conversion, GHGs

Published 21:52 on October 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:54 on October 30, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A petition filed Tuesday on behalf of a dozen environmental organisations accused the US EPA of illegally allowing millions of acres of wildlife habitat to be converted to cropland to satisfy the federal biofuels programme, releasing millions of tonnes of GHGs in the process.

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LCFS Market: California prices tick back up ahead of Q2 data release

Published 21:25 on October 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:25 on October 29, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices rose Monday to near all-time records ahead of the programme’s second quarter data release this week.

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California and Oregon not exploring LCFS linkage, officials say

Published 18:40 on October 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:51 on October 24, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Despite years of collaboration in developing their low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS), California and Oregon regulators are not planning to link their markets in the near future, officials said on Tuesday.

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RINs continue downward descent as single digits breached

Published 00:12 on October 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:12 on October 23, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Biofuel credits under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) continued their year-long plunge on Monday as a suite of news about future efforts to reform the federal programme next year caused prices to dip below 10 cents.

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US EPA aiming for early 2019 in finalising major environmental rollbacks as aviation and biomass on hold

Published 00:06 on October 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:11 on October 18, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, International, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA signalled Wednesday it is aiming to finalise rulemaking on regulations for the power and transportation sector early next year, while deferring further decisions on how to set GHG standards in aircraft and treat biogenic CO2 emissions.

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LCFS Market: California prices slink back in September while volume blossoms

Published 23:37 on October 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:37 on October 10, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) average monthly prices retreated in September from all-time highs in August, while the total volume transacted trended in the opposite direction to notch a yearly high.

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Stakeholders question impact of Trump’s year-round E15 sale order

Published 23:31 on October 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:31 on October 10, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Observers remained sceptical of the long-term impacts of President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to order the US EPA to promulgate a regulation mandating the currently banned year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15)

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