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WCI market to be long nearly 13 Mt in 2019, as offset demand expected to rise -analysts

Published 21:00 on February 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:14 on February 21, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The California-Quebec cap-and-trade programme is expected to be long almost 13 Mt in 2019, while offset usage is expected to increase in the WCI market’s third compliance period, analysts said.

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COMMENT – Ontario’s plan vs the federal backstop: What companies need to know

Published 18:03 on February 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:03 on February 21, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry conference – April 25-26 at the Hilton Toronto – Canadian Clean Energy conferences is running a series of articles on key topics for industries complying with provincial and federal carbon regulations.

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Green groups back off more stringent New Jersey RGGI cap demands

Published 18:00 on February 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:01 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Environmental groups will not oppose New Jersey’s proposed 2020 RGGI cap after further consideration, but they urged the state to adopt a larger Emissions Containment Reserve (ECR) in the northeast US carbon market to account for the possibility of a low emissions outcome.

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Glencore to cap coal production, set climate targets in line with Paris

Published 09:06 on February 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:06 on February 20, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, US  /  No Comments

Glencore will cap its global coal production at current levels and develop fresh emissions targets, the company announced Tuesday, after investor pressure to limit its impact on climate change.

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ANALYSIS: California offset developers still awaiting clarity on ‘DEBs’ eligible projects

Published 21:15 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:44 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California offset project developers believe a lack of certainty regarding how credits can show a “direct environmental benefit in the state” (DEBs) in the post-2020 cap-and-trade programme may yield near-term market impacts.

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WCI current vintage carbon auction expected to sell out near floor

Published 21:02 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:50 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California and Quebec’s upcoming current vintage auction will sell out within a few cents of the floor price, while the future vintage sale will fail to be fully subscribed due to limited interest, traders polled by Carbon Pulse said.

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Top NZ carbon market expert leaves to take up US role

Published 09:37 on February 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:13 on February 20, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, New Zealand, US  /  No Comments

One of New Zealand’s top emissions trading experts and a member of the government’s interim Climate Change Commission is leaving to take up a position in New York.

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CCS projects under California’s LCFS offer significant potential, but still a few years off -experts

Published 22:14 on February 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:35 on February 18, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Projects aiming to use a new CCS protocol under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) offer great potential, though are not likely to generate credits until the middle of the next decade, experts told Carbon Pulse.

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California could account for LADWP plant closures in carbon allocation discussions

Published 22:07 on February 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:25 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s ARB could amend its carbon allowance allocations to account for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power’s (LADWP) post-2020 power plant closures, as the state agency also looks to adapt ETS regulations to account for higher Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) targets, sources said.

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Washington LCFS stakeholders bracing for oil pushback as bill clears second committee

Published 22:02 on February 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:02 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The oil industry is expected to mount an opposition campaign against a Washington state proposal to enact a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) that is currently advancing through the legislature, stakeholders said Friday.

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