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Record batch of Colombian CERs cancelled by emitters against country’s carbon tax

Published 18:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A record batch of Colombian CERs were voluntarily cancelled this week for use by local emitters against the country’s carbon tax.

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Canada should favour carbon price over clean fuel standard -report

Published 10:49 on July 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:52 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Adopting a federal clean fuel standard (CFS) is a costlier and less effective way for Canada to reduce GHGs than an economy-wide carbon price, according to a new study published on Thursday.

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Ontario to join Saskatchewan in lawsuit against Canadian federal carbon price

Published 18:59 on July 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 06:03 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday that his province will join Saskatchewan’s lawsuit to stop the implementation of the Canadian federal government’s ‘backstop’ carbon pricing scheme, setting up a showdown with Ottawa over the legality of its national climate plan.

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NA Markets: Markets stall amid summer lull

Published 17:22 on July 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:09 on July 19, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

US carbon markets were mostly unchanged over the course of the week amid a summer holiday season in full swing.

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California LCFS credits set new records as $190 mark nears

Published 13:02 on July 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:19 on July 19, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits broke out of a relatively stagnant stretch this week to push into new territory after a single trade drove the market higher.

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New York power sector CO2 price would not apply until Q2 2021 -grid operator

Published 11:51 on July 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:14 on July 18, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  2 Comments

A successful effort to introduce a carbon charge in New York’s wholesale electricity markets separate to RGGI would take nearly three years to take effect, according to the state’s grid operator NYISO.

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S&P Dow Jones launches equity indexes that weigh future carbon price risks

Published 15:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Share index compiler S&P Dow Jones has launched a series of equity market indexes to measure the performance of companies against their valuation at risk from predicted 2030 carbon prices.

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Republican lawmaker’s US carbon fee plan set to clash with party’s anti-tax push

Published 14:51 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:09 on July 17, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Debates over a nationwide US carbon tax are heating up this week as a Republican lawmaker’s proposal to phase out environmental regulations in favour of a CO2 fee circulated on Tuesday, while other GOP lawmakers moved closer to voting on a symbolic anti-carbon tax resolution.

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Oregon floats updates to Clean Fuels Program to align with California LCFS

Published 18:28 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:38 on July 16, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Oregon officials are considering revisions to the state’s Clean Fuels Programme (OCFP) that would align more closely with potential changes to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), a meeting heard on Monday.

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Experts suggest carbon border measures against US as EU, China move closer on climate

Published 17:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

The rest of the world should retaliate against the US’ escalating trade tariffs with carbon border adjustments rather than tit-for-tat countermeasures, according to researchers.

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