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Global CO2 emissions steady in 2016, extending plateau into third year -report

Published 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:04 on October 20, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Growth in global CO2 emissions remained stalled for a third straight year in 2016, according to an annual assessment by the EU’s Joint Research Centre and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

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NA Markets: Carbon prices diverge amid pre-auction lull

Published 23:14 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:26 on October 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices edged lower this week as buyers appeared to retreat, while a small rally in California looked stalled on Thursday.

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Ontario businesses prepare to lobby anti-carbon trading conservative party

Published 22:49 on October 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:49 on October 19, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Carbon market supporters are rallying in Ontario to attempt to prevent the Progressive Conservatives from scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade programme if they win next year’s election.

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Health concerns lead to offset restrictions in Alberta’s Peace River

Published 19:20 on October 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:25 on October 18, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Alberta’s energy regulator has tightened regulations over the venting of methane gas in the Peace River area of the Canadian province, leading to potential problems for project operators hoping to generate offsets under the solution gas protocol.

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California begins process of rulemaking for post-2020 cap-and-trade programme

Published 03:52 on October 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:52 on October 13, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California officials from the state’s Air Resources Board on Thursday began the process of adapting the cap-and-trade programme to new legislation extending the programme out to 2030.

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Redwood forest project takes bulk of California’s latest 1.18m offset issuance

Published 22:43 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:46 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board issued 1.18 million offset credits this week, with almost a million going towards a new forestry project.

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Canada’s environment minister calls for consideration of carbon border measures

Published 00:01 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:58 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

Border adjustment measures need to be examined worldwide to guard against carbon leakage and targeting nations not taking climate action, Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna said Tuesday.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: The high cost of Trump’s “money saving” Clean Power Plan repeal

Published 20:11 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:39 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

US Environmental Protection Agency boss Scott Pruitt withdrew from the Obama era’s Clean Power Plan today, and he says it’s because the plan is an expensive, unfair, and unprecedented intrusion by government into energy markets. Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick debunks his argument.

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US EPA moves to repeal Clean Power Plan

Published 19:33 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:42 on October 10, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

EPA chief Scott Pruitt has proposed a rule to repeal the US Clean Power Plan, fulfilling the current administration’s promise to unwind the Obama-era policy to cut carbon emissions.

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RGGI to hold final 2017 auction on Dec. 6

Published 15:35 on October 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:36 on October 10, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI will offer 14.69 million spot allowances in its final auction of the year on Dec. 6, the market’s operators said Tuesday.

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