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US climate programmes in firing line as Trump seeks widespread funding cuts

Published 17:20 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:16 on March 16, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

A leaked draft executive order from the Trump Administration directs the EPA to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, alongside a host of other requirements targeting US climate policies.

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INTERVIEW: Q&A with Glen Murray, Ontario minister of climate change and environment

Published 19:59 on March 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:59 on March 15, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Minister Murray is leading Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade programme, for which the first auction will be on Mar. 22. Canadian Clean Energy Conferences asked him for an update on key programme developments including the post-2020 market design, offset protocols, and the linkage with the Western Climate Initiative.

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RGGI Q1 auction price, compliance participation at 3-year lows as interest withers

Published 17:13 on March 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:54 on March 13, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

This week’s RGGI auction cleared at $3.00/ton with compliance entities picking up just 47% of the units on offer, the market’s operator announced Friday, with both figures representing three-year lows.

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Voluntary market data from CTX for Mar. 10, 2017

Published 12:08 on March 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:08 on March 10, 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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Concern mounts for US EPA climate action as new head Pruitt denies CO2 link

Published 22:41 on March 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:41 on March 9, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

US EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s commitment to maintaining the landmark 2009 endangerment finding has been thrown into doubt following his disavowal of the link between CO2 and climate change.

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Nova Scotia outlines draft ETS rules, invites neighbouring provinces to join

Published 12:32 on March 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:03 on March 10, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s Nova Scotia has released design options for its proposed cap-and-trade programme, with the premier saying he was in talks with other Atlantic provinces about forming a regional market.

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Forestry projects take home majority of California offsets in largest year-to-date issuance

Published 22:02 on March 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:02 on March 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Air Resources Board this week handed out nearly 1.1 million offsets in the largest batch seen so far in 2017, according to data released Wednesday.

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CBL Markets bolsters board with former carbon bourse boss

Published 16:00 on March 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:09 on March 7, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US  /  No Comments

Exchange operator CBL Markets has named a former emissions bourse executive to its board of directors.

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Ontario publishes updated cap-and-trade participant list

Published 00:11 on March 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:11 on March 7, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Some 232 entities are registered to participate in Ontario’s cap-and-trade programme, according to updated data released by the province’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

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Opponents warming to offset rule changes in California carbon market extension bill

Published 23:17 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:31 on March 7, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Amendments to a bill extending California’s carbon market beyond 2020 would prioritise carbon offsetting in the state’s disadvantaged communities, prompting environmental justice campaigners to suggest they are open to a compromise on the controversial issue.

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