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New banking regulations “unduly penalise” EU carbon trading, financial markets trade group warns

Published 14:43 on July 23, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:31 on July 24, 2021  /  Americas, EMEA, EU ETS, International, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

New European banking regulations could unduly hamper global carbon trading by assigning an excessive risk weighting and penalising allowance carry trades in the EU ETS, a major trade organisation representing financial market participants has warned.

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Oil industry falls short of 1.5C goals, finds study that takes a hard line on offsets

Published 22:56 on July 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:56 on July 22, 2021  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The world’s oil and gas industry is set to vastly exceed emissions levels compatible with limiting global warming to the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C goal, according to a study that gave no weight to the sector’s massive offset buying spree.

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California natural gas generation rises in 2020 as power demand slumps

Published 22:52 on July 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:52 on July 22, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California electricity consumption declined to a near-term low in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but natural gas-fired generation still increased over the past year due to a drop in hydroelectric capacity, according to state figures. 

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NA Markets: CCA prices retrace further despite influx of V20 buying, RGGI stagnates on low demand

Published 22:44 on July 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:44 on July 22, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices this week declined despite a surge in transacted volume, while RGGI Allowance (RGA) values edged down slightly across the week with limited buying interest.

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Quebec rejects LNG project over potential GHG impacts

Published 15:49 on July 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 21:27 on July 22, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The Quebec government declined to authorise a proposed natural gas liquefaction facility on Wednesday due to concerns that the project would not lead to a net reduction in global emissions.

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LCFS Market: California prices bounce back from 2.5-mth low as offers rise

Published 22:31 on July 21, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:33 on July 21, 2021  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit values lifted off recent lows this week, though market participants reported large offers were backing up in light of the uptick.

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Washington fire torches second-largest California offset project

Published 16:22 on July 21, 2021  /  Last updated at 16:22 on July 21, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A wildfire in Washington state has lit up portions of a forestry offset project that has generated the second most credits to date under California’s WCI-linked cap-and-trade programme, according to data and sources.

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Climate Action Reserve proposes forecast carbon credit methodology for forest fuel treatments

Published 22:30 on July 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 16:13 on July 21, 2021  /  Americas, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset registry Climate Action Reserve (CAR) on Monday announced it is developing an ex-ante crediting methodology for fuel treatments, including prescribed burns, in order to reduce the severity of wildfires in the western US.

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Disheartened by existing voluntary carbon offerings, market veterans launch ‘fair and transparent’ offset service

Published 21:55 on July 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 12:29 on July 21, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, EMEA, International, Middle East, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Amid a global voluntary carbon market it says is hamstrung by profiteering, criminal activity, and a lack of regulation, a team of market veterans has launched a new carbon offset firm with the goal of providing for its customers a ‘genuine, fair, and transparent’ path to net zero.

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Global stimulus spending not enough to prevent record emissions by 2023 -IEA

Published 16:27 on July 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:20 on July 21, 2021  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that current government spending on post-COVID recovery measures isn’t targeting sufficiently clean energy investment, and that carbon emissions may climb to record levels by 2023 as a result.

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