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Pennsylvania set to perform external analysis on economy-wide ETS, extending timeline to 2020

Published 19:17 on June 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:17 on June 18, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will partner with outside consultants to model the economic effects of implementing a cap-and-trade programme, likely extending the timeline on whether to advance a green group-backed petition until at least 2020, an environmental source told Carbon Pulse.

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UK set to host 2020 UN climate talks after Italy backs bid

Published 16:43 on June 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:32 on June 18, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD  /  No Comments

The British and Italian governments have agreed to partner on a proposal to co-host the 2020 UN climate talks, clearing the way for the UK to host the main summit, known as COP26.

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UPDATE – Oregon House sends on ETS legislation after marathon session

Published 04:37 on June 18, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:13 on June 18, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon’s House of Representatives on Monday, after hours of Republican opposition, approved a cap-and-trade bill that would allow the state to link to the WCI carbon market, though the legislation may face a tougher time in the Senate from members of the chamber’s Democratic majority.

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US Supreme Court rules against Virginia Republicans ahead of key statewide election

Published 23:31 on June 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:54 on June 18, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) opted Monday to dismiss a case challenging the Virginia House of Delegates’ re-drawn voting map, potentially giving Democrats an upper hand as they hope to capture a majority in the chamber and give the state a path to join the northeast US RGGI carbon market.

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New York governor, legislature reach compromise on omnibus climate bill

Published 21:55 on June 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:29 on June 18, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and the state legislature forged a compromise this weekend on an omnibus climate bill that now features weaker GHG targets, stronger zero-carbon electricity requirements, and softer language related to implementing an ETS or CO2 tax.

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New Jersey adopts regulation to join RGGI in 2020

Published 17:58 on June 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:26 on June 18, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

New Jersey approved its RGGI regulation with few changes from a prior draft on Monday, enabling the state to rejoin the northeast US power sector carbon market next year.

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California’s IEMAC outlines potential carbon surplus calculations and remedy options

Published 00:22 on June 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:22 on June 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee (IEMAC) at its Friday meeting outlined a potential metric methodology to determine the exact number of surplus allowances in the WCI-linked cap-and-trade programme, and it intends to ask state regulator ARB about the feasibility of that calculation.

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California ETS advisory group member resigns in career move

Published 18:13 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:36 on June 14, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A California Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee (IEMAC) member has resigned his post with the ETS monitor after taking a new position at the state’s Independent System Operator (CAISO), the chair of the committee said Friday.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending June 14

Published 17:26 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:26 on June 14, 2019  /  Americas, 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 a New Jersey plan to get to 100% carbon-free energy, Nevada finalising legislation to coordinate GHG reduction policies, and Maine passing a state-level ‘Green New Deal’ and rejecting proposals related to a cross-border hydro line.

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New Jersey to finalise RGGI cap-and-trade amendments this month, report says

Published 16:52 on June 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:42 on June 14, 2019  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

New Jersey will complete its cap-and-trade amendments for the northeast US RGGI programme this month, setting up Garden State entities to participate in the Mar. 2020 auction, according to the state’s Energy Master Plan (EMP).

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