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ANALYSIS: Experts divided on CORSIA aviation offset supply estimates, with CDM renewal risk in focus

Published 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:18 on November 15, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Experts are differing greatly on the potential supply of eligible carbon credits that could be available under ICAO’s global aviation offset scheme, and specifically on the amount of available CDM units, which are poised to play a key role.

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US senators introduce bipartisan legislation to expand RGGI, WCI carbon markets

Published 18:23 on November 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:27 on November 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A bipartisan group of US senators from the Northeast unveiled a bill Thursday to encourage the expansion of the country’s two regional cap-and-trade programmes, including by creating a new division with the EPA.

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RGGI compliance holdings increase with more activity in Q3 -report

Published 23:16 on November 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:27 on November 14, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Regulated entities under the Northeast US RGGI ETS increased their holdings slightly in the third quarter, as trading between unaffiliated parties also edged up, according to a report released Thursday.

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NA Markets: California prices stabilise ahead of Q4 sale, RGGI dips on thin outright volume

Published 22:50 on November 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:12 on November 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices stagnated on the secondary market this week as traders shifted their focus towards next week’s WCI auction, while RGGI allowance (RGA) values receded after two consecutive weekly gains.

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USDA, Nature Conservancy launch voluntary Appalachian forest carbon partnership

Published 17:34 on November 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:35 on November 15, 2019  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will partner with green group The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to help Appalachian landowners develop forestry offset projects for the voluntary market, the entities announced Wednesday.

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California offset issuances rise to 820k with bumper mine methane batch

Published 21:49 on November 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 13:31 on November 14, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Mexico, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California handed out nearly 821,000 new compliance offsets this week, with the mine methane capture (MMC) and forestry protocols making up a bulk of that new supply, according to data released Wednesday.

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Inflation rises to 1.8% to set California’s ETS 2020 floor price at $16.68

Published 13:57 on November 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:27 on November 13, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s 2020 floor price for its WCI-linked carbon market is set to rise to $16.68 after year-on-year inflation for October came in at 1.8%, according to government data released Wednesday.

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Oregon floats delaying fuel sector entrance for proposed ETS -sources

Published 22:12 on November 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:34 on November 13, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon politicians are debating the postponement of compliance obligations for the state’s fuel sector for five years under a future WCI-aligned ETS, but it remains to be seen whether that option has support among Democrats, regulatory sources told Carbon Pulse.

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RFS Market: RINs lift from 3-mth low as buyers return

Published 22:11 on November 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:46 on November 11, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel credits rose over the past few days from a recent low as buyers scooped them up at bargain prices.

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TCI programme may release modelling, ETS cap scenarios next month, sources say

Published 18:42 on November 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:05 on November 12, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is expected to include emissions cap scenarios and additional modelling in its December draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the proposed fuel sector ETS in the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, two regulatory sources said.

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