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US court overturns EPA’s HFC-curbing regulations despite Trump defence

Published 22:08 on August 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:25 on August 8, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, US  /  No Comments

A US Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned an EPA rule limiting the use of HFCs despite the Trump administration defending the case, after two of three judges ruled the agency lacked authority to regulate the potent refrigerant gases via a law targeting ozone-depleting emissions.

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Toronto-based ClearBlue Markets hires new policy analyst

Published 14:23 on August 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:29 on August 14, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

ClearBlue Markets has hired a new policy analyst, taking the Toronto-based carbon market advisory firm’s expanding workforce to seven.

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Virginia starts work on carbon market, with RGGI in focus

Published 16:26 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:53 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

A Virginia advisory panel this week started work on plans to roll out Governor Terry McAuliffe’s directive to introduce a market-based mechanism to cut power sector emissions, with one senior official saying linking to RGGI would be their main focus.

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CBL Markets hires broker to help drive US carbon and renewables trading

Published 15:23 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:23 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Exchange operator CBL Markets has hired a former environmental commodities broker to help drive its North American sales and trading activity.

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Voluntary carbon market data from CTX for Aug. 4, 2017

Published 14:53 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:53 on August 4, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, EMEA, International, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, 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 CTX.

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Schwarzenegger unveils online climate bill catalogue to help US lawmakers counteract Trump

Published 11:41 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:41 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday unveiled an online catalogue of existing US climate change laws aimed at helping state lawmakers pass their own measures to counter the Trump administration’s decisions to exit the Paris Agreement and roll back other environmental regulations.

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Norway joins Under 2 Coalition, signs climate deal with California

Published 10:39 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:39 on August 4, 2017  /  Americas, EMEA, US  /  No Comments

Norway has become the 16th country to join the Under 2 Coalition, an alliance of national and sub-national governments that pledge deep greenhouse gas emission cuts by mid-century in order to keep global warming below 2C.

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NA Markets: Prices drop on bearish data, positioning ahead of quarterly auctions

Published 23:48 on August 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:48 on August 3, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI allowance prices dropped sharply this week after data showed emissions in Q2 fell by around 20% compared to last year.

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RGGI emissions fall by around a fifth in Q2

Published 17:46 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on August 2, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Power plant emissions covered under RGGI fell by around 20% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to like-for-like data.

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ACR releases new offset rules for ODS and climate-warming foam destruction projects

Published 16:18 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on August 2, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has published a new methodology for earning carbon offsets from the destruction of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) that expands on California’s rules.

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