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Oregon Senate Democrats will seek constitutional amendment after ETS bill failure

Published 23:02 on August 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on August 23, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon Senate Democrats will look to amend the constitution next year to prevent Republicans from denying the majority party a quorum to conduct legislative business, a feat that helped sink the US state’s WCI-modelled cap-and-trade proposal this summer.

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NA Markets: California allowances dip ahead of auction, RGGI units continue fall

Published 18:25 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:25 on August 22, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices declined this week ahead of the Q3 WCI auction, while RGGI allowances (RGAs) continued their bearish trend to remain at an 11-month low on the secondary market.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

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Canadian Conservative climate plan seen missing Paris target by nearly 200 Mt -report

Published 22:31 on August 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:38 on August 21, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal Conservatives’ climate plan would take the country even further off its Paris Agreement GHG target by scrapping or altering a variety of CO2 pricing and clean fuel measures and replacing them with negligible or difficult-to-measure initiatives, according to a new policy brief.

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Analysts lower near-term WCI price forecast on weaker fundamentals

Published 23:01 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:01 on August 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

More abundant hydroelectric power generation and stagnant fuel consumption should help depress WCI carbon prices in the near-term, but increased power demand from electric vehicle adoption could take allowance values higher over the next decade, analysts said.

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ANALYSIS: Softer August WCI auction result seen after bearish market trend

Published 17:35 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:35 on August 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Traders are anticipating another settlement below the secondary market for the quarterly WCI auction, as compliance entities look to take advantage of the programme’s recent bearish trend and scoop up allowances at discounted levels.

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Renewables intermittency, affordability pose challenges for California’s carbon neutrality

Published 21:09 on August 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:15 on August 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Replacing California’s fossil fuel power generation with 100% renewables and safeguarding low-income communities against price hikes present challenges for achieving the state’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal, experts said at a multi-day hearing.

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Higher CO2 price should be focus of California allowance oversupply talks -experts

Published 01:16 on August 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:41 on August 20, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California should worry less about hitting the state’s long-term GHG goal and focus on raising carbon allowance prices to stimulate innovation and allay concerns about the oversupply of CO2 permits in its ETS, economists said at public hearing Friday.

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California utility PG&E to present reorganisation plan by Sep. 9

Published 19:09 on August 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:00 on August 16, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Embattled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will submit its reorganisation plan three weeks ahead of a late September deadline, according to a recent filing, as the company attempts to prevent a bankruptcy court from considering competing proposals from its creditors.

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NA Markets: WCI rises ahead of next week’s auction, while RGGI hits 11-mth low

Published 17:28 on August 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:28 on August 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices rose this week ahead of the WCI cap-and-trade programme’s quarterly sale, while RGGI allowances (RGAs) exacerbated their ongoing skid.

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