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US court grants Trump’s request to pause Clean Power Plan lawsuit

Published 17:08 on April 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:08 on April 28, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

A US appeals court has granted the Trump Administration’s request to pause litigation in a case challenging the Clean Power Plan, handing the new president a victory in his efforts to repeal Obama-era climate regulations.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Apr. 28, 2017

Published 17:03 on April 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:03 on April 28, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A table of Verified Emission Reduction (VER) prices and offered volumes, based on voluntary market data provided by Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX).

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Trump says US cash commitments in Paris Agreement are unfair

Published 10:42 on April 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:52 on April 28, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

US President Donald Trump has indicated that his main issue with the Paris Agreement is climate finance rather than emission reductions and said he would announce whether the US would remain in the pact by mid-May.

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Founder of voluntary market platform CTX retaking the reins in London after CEO’s departure

Published 04:24 on April 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 04:24 on April 28, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The founder of voluntary market hub Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX) is returning to London from Australia to retake the helm of the platform’s parent company after it parted ways with its CEO.

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Offset protocols for Quebec and Ontario due to be completed by end of 2017, says CAR boss

Published 00:46 on April 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:49 on April 28, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

All 13 of the offset protocols being jointly developed for Ontario and Quebec are due to be completed by the end of 2017, according to the president of the Climate Action Reserve, the organisation tasked with authoring them.

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NA Markets: RGGI prices dive to 4-yr low on selling spurt as frustration surfacing over review

Published 22:02 on April 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:20 on April 28, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices plunged to a four-year low this week, shedding as much as 17% at one point as determined selling chased the market lower.

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ICE considering offering trade in California offsets, but questions linger

Published 20:08 on April 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:08 on April 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Exchange operator ICE is considering launching trade in California Carbon Offsets, but questions remain over exactly what types of credits will be tradable under it.

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California hands out 117k offsets to five livestock projects

Published 08:27 on April 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:27 on April 27, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulators handed out 117,000 offsets to five livestock projects this week, the fewest awarded since late January.

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Ontario government spells out path to post-2020 carbon market design

Published 22:22 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:41 on April 26, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario aims to finalise its decision on post-2020 emission caps for its carbon market by the end of this year, a government official confirmed on Wednesday.

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Breaking up is hard to do: Industry, experts warn Ontario Tories over costly and difficult cap-and-trade exit

Published 22:02 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:59 on April 26, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Progressive Conservatives have vowed to dismantle Ontario cap-and-trade scheme and replace it with a carbon tax if elected in next year’s provincial elections, but industry is warning over the related costs and experts say this is easier said than done.

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