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China suggests US could buy offsets to meet emission goals as Paris concerns grow

Published 17:22 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:45 on April 27, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

China has suggested the US could buy foreign carbon credits to help meet a shortfall in the country’s international emission goals, one of the clearest signs yet that patience is wearing thin among the global community about the Trump administration’s lack of commitment to climate action.

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FEATURE – Carbon Climax: Crusade to extend California cap-and-trade coming to a head

Published 06:37 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:35 on April 26, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Anxiety is building over whether California will be able to extend its cap-and-trade scheme beyond 2020, with observers warning that failure could severely dent efforts across North America to use markets to fight climate change.

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Concerns mounting for North America’s voluntary offset industry over accreditation costs

Published 03:08 on April 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:08 on April 22, 2017  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

North American accredited offset verifiers are weighing whether to continue participating in the voluntary market amid falling credit prices and tempting conditions in the compliance market.

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Washington state senator floats new carbon tax proposal

Published 02:17 on April 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:17 on April 22, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Washington state Democratic Senator Guy Palumbo on Friday introduced legislation that would set a state-wide carbon tax starting in July 2018.

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Mexico’s carbon market plans picking up pace, targeting WCI link by 2021

Published 00:13 on April 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:21 on April 22, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

Mexico will launch its pilot carbon market in early 2018, with an aim to kick off its official ETS later that year and to link to other North American schemes by 2021.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Apr. 21, 2017

Published 15:36 on April 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:04 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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Delta Air Lines prepares for CORSIA compliance as worries emerge over scheme

Published 05:09 on April 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 05:09 on April 21, 2017  /  Americas, Aviation, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the rules dictating what types of offsets can be used under the UN’s aviation carbon market still unclear, Delta Air Lines – one of the world’s top three carriers – is hoping that credits it bought to offset growth after 2012 can be used to inform the company’s new compliance obligations from 2021.

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California ETS extension bill amendments seek ’emissions caps within the cap’

Published 00:27 on April 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:17 on April 20, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California lawmakers have amended a proposed bill seeking to extend the state’s carbon market post-2020, adding potentially controversial clauses that would bar emitters from increasing their emissions.

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Evolution, ClearBlue partner to enhance North American carbon market services

Published 17:42 on April 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:42 on April 19, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Brokers Evolution Markets and advisory firm ClearBlue Markets have partnered to offer a “full suite” of transactional and risk management services to participant in North America’s carbon markets.

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RGGI states drop less ambitious scenarios from stakeholder talks

Published 18:31 on April 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:10 on April 28, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI states have dropped the least ambitious scenarios from being discussed at a stakeholder webinar this week and expect the protracted market reform discussions to rumble on for at least several more months.

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