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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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RGGI mulling ‘cocktail’ of price-boosting measures as review’s end draws closer

Published 22:18 on June 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 08:19 on June 28, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI states are considering a combination of post-2020 measures to strengthen the power-only carbon market, rather than focusing solely on the annual cap cut, officials said Tuesday, mapping out what they hope will be the concluding stages of the long-running programme review.

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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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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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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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RGGI eyes linkages with other carbon trading jurisdictions

Published 00:29 on June 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:29 on June 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI states are courting stakeholder input on how other jurisdictions could join or link to the regional ETS, while continuing to consider other changes including the elimination of offsets from the scheme.

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US grid operator PJM proposes coordinated carbon price rules

Published 22:33 on June 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:37 on June 21, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM has proposed a new method to integrate the carbon pricing policies of individual states into the region’s wholesale energy market.

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South Pole Group sells investment carbon footprinting business

Published 11:28 on June 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:28 on June 21, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, EMEA, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Pole Group has sold its investment carbon footprinting business to a US-headquartered advisory firm, the companies announced Wednesday.

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California cap-and-trade amendments in jeopardy as ARB vote delayed

Published 16:59 on June 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:43 on June 20, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board has removed proposed cap-and-trade amendments from the agenda of next week’s board meeting, potentially jeopardising more than 18 months of work.

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