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New York grid operator floats scenarios for CO2 charge alongside RGGI

Published 20:08 on April 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:57 on April 17, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

New York’s grid operator has floated options for how the state might apply a carbon price to the price of traded electricity in concert with RGGI, with one alternative requiring that power suppliers provide more data than is currently required.

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Alaska to consider carbon pricing as part of draft climate plan

Published 18:20 on April 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:25 on April 13, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The Alaska government produced a draft climate change policy this week that instructs the state to begin looking at how carbon pricing may help achieve the its climate goals, though the text remained sparse on details.

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New Jersey legislature passes renewable energy and zero emissions bills

Published 16:21 on April 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:47 on April 13, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The New Jersey Assembly and Senate approved two bills on Thursday to expand the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for conventional and solar renewable energy, as well as establishing a Zero Emission Certificate (ZEC) programme aimed at supporting struggling nuclear plants.

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NA Markets: Prices lift as trade picks up after conference

Published 22:37 on April 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:37 on April 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Prices on both coasts increased moderately this week and trading activity picked up in the as participants returned to their desks after the NACW industry conference.

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Hawaii Senate passes carbon offset and sequestration-related bills

Published 22:05 on April 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:05 on April 12, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The Hawaii state senate on Tuesday approved two bills that would create a voluntary carbon offset programme and make permanent a task force designed to bolster carbon sequestration efforts in line with the state’s climate goals.

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California LCFS Roundup: ARB issues forklift credits, releases March data

Published 21:58 on April 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:59 on April 12, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB this week released Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits for electric forklift charging in 2017, while monthly data showed that prices sank as volume picked up in both the California and Oregon clean fuels standards in March.

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No California offsets issued for first time in over two years

Published 21:40 on April 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:43 on April 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB did not hand out any California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) on Wednesday, the first issuance round since June 2015 where no new offsets were distributed.

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Environmental concerns arise as US Senate committee hears CCUS bill

Published 20:07 on April 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:07 on April 11, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Several US senators expressed their concerns that a new bill to support the development of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies could undermine environmental regulations during a committee hearing on Tuesday.

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ANALYSIS: Beyond Ontario, political and regulatory risks still hang over WCI market

Published 21:51 on April 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:56 on April 10, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

With all eyes on the political uncertainty stemming from Ontario’s upcoming election, experts say many WCI market participants are overlooking other risks to the programme.

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Carbon pricing having positive economic, environmental impact on Ontario -reports

Published 21:14 on April 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:20 on April 10, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Ontario is beginning to experience beneficial effects from its cap-and-trade programme, both on the economy and GHG emissions, that are expected to continue over the next several years, according to two related studies released on Monday.

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