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IncubEx adds senior vice president for North American environmental markets

Published 15:07 on April 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:58 on April 15, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

Product and business development firm IncubEx has hired its senior vice president to assist in the company’s expansion of exchange-traded North American carbon and renewable energy commodities.

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UPDATE: Washington LCFS bill tied up in transportation package discussions

Published 19:31 on April 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:16 on April 12, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) hit a snag this week as state legislators failed to advance the bill out of a Senate committee, but lawmakers are exploring other avenues to move the programme forward.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Apr. 12, 2019

Published 18:05 on April 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on April 12, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative and regulatory action on carbon pricing and clean energy at the US state level taken this week, including Washington state’s 100% clean electricity bill, Hawaiian carbon tax proposals, New Hampshire legislation to codify the post-2020 RGGI Model Rule, the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s decision on a hydroelectric transmission line, and a Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) proposal.

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CORRECTION: LCFS Market: California prices continue slide after hard cap proposal

Published 22:44 on April 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:10 on April 13, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit prices continued their month-long slide this week after regulator ARB floated a price ceiling for transactions in the programme.

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NA Markets: CCAs surge on strong speculative interest, RGGI climbs on thin volume

Published 22:31 on April 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:31 on April 11, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices rose significantly this week as new speculative capital continued to drive the WCI market’s recent bull run, while RGGI allowances (RGAs) saw minimal activity and small gains on the secondary market.

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California mints 646,000 new offsets as forestry issuances remain strong

Published 23:32 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:32 on April 10, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California issued more than 646,000 California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) across six projects, and forestry projects made up a bulk of the new issuances, regulator data showed Wednesday.

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WCI compliance entities trimming net positions amid market bull run

Published 17:16 on April 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:22 on April 10, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Compliance entities in the WCI cap-and-trade programme appear to be cutting their long positions in the secondary market as California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices have jumped over the past six weeks, according to US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data.

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Ontario set to release 2017 carbon market emissions data -ministry

Published 23:04 on April 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:00 on April 10, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario will release 2017 emissions data for entities covered by the Canadian province’s now-defunct cap-and-trade programme in the coming weeks, an environmental ministry spokesperson confirmed to Carbon Pulse.

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RGGI to offer 13.2 mln allowances at June auction

Published 22:58 on April 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:03 on April 10, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The northeast US RGGI carbon market will auction off more than 13.2 million carbon allowances on June 5, the market’s regulator said Tuesday.

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Ohio lawmakers readying proposal for nuclear subsidy programme

Published 19:03 on April 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:58 on April 8, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill to create a new fund to benefit the state’s uneconomical nuclear energy plants, but some believe the proposal could simultaneously undermine the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

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