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US threatens retaliation against EU over carbon border measures -FT

Published 09:34 on January 27, 2020  /  Last updated at 09:34 on January 27, 2020  /  Americas, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

The US has said it would “react” with possible retaliatory measures against the EU if it opts to impose carbon border adjustments, the Financial Times reported, quoting US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross.

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RGGI programme review may be influenced by expansion, TCI development

Published 18:59 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:45 on January 27, 2020  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI’s upcoming programme review could be delayed as member states discuss the potential expansion of the power sector ETS and regulators also craft a new cap-and-trade scheme to cover fuel sector emissions across the region, regulatory sources said.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Jan. 24, 2020

Published 18:57 on January 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:57 on January 24, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative and regulatory action on carbon pricing and clean energy at the US subnational and federal level taken this week, including developments in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, California, and Arizona.

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California offset investigation could conclude this month -sources

Published 22:43 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:13 on January 23, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB could decide by the end of January whether to invalidate offset reporting periods under review for regulatory compliance violations, three WCI market sources told Carbon Pulse.

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NA Markets: California carbon dips ahead of first 2020 auction, RGGI stays flat

Published 20:11 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:10 on January 24, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices continued dropping on the secondary market this week as participants looked to unload volume ahead of the February WCI auction, while RGGI prices stagnated on low liquidity.

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World Bank REDD programme adopts changes to align with CORSIA

Published 18:39 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:21 on January 24, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has made revisions to its deforestation reduction programme methodology in response to comments from an UN aviation expert panel, with an aim of becoming eligible for the international flight offset programme CORSIA.

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LCFS Market: California prices break above $210

Published 18:27 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:26 on January 24, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits surged to new all-time records on Thursday, pressing up against the clean fuels programme’s pending ceiling price.

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PJM carbon price could ease state fears after FERC order -experts

Published 22:50 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:16 on January 23, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

US states in the PJM grid region could benefit from a carbon tax after a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order last month threatened clean energy and environmental goals, but the support for that CO2 regulatory policy is uncertain, experts said Wednesday.

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World’s carbon markets grow 34% in value to $215 billion in 2019 -report

Published 21:34 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:45 on January 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Global carbon markets grew by 34% in 2019 to hit €194 billion ($215.1 bln) in value, according to analysts at Refinitiv, marking a third straight year of growth and a nearly fivefold increase in two years.

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EU chief warns on CO2 border measures, praises California, China

Published 18:53 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:16 on January 22, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday that the EU will press ahead with border carbon adjustment plans to protect its industry and workers, but she praised California and China’s carbon pricing efforts that could mean the measures are never needed.

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