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NA Markets: WCI, RGA prices dip despite increased activity on secondary market

Published 20:38 on December 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:12 on December 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI allowance (RGA) prices declined by double-digits ahead of the final 2018 auction and amid increased activity, while California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices dipped as entities looked to shift positions across the curve.

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CORRECTION – Canada’s BC unveils long-term climate strategy aimed at electrification, higher LCFS

Published 22:47 on December 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:51 on December 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS  /  No Comments

British Columbia’s government outlined a long-term climate strategy Wednesday aimed at electrifying its transportation sector, increasing its energy efficiency from buildings, and reducing emissions from its industrial sector.

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California utilities push for delay to EIM rules in cap-and-trade amendments

Published 19:26 on December 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:01 on December 5, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California utilities are asking state regulator ARB to withdraw its proposal to regulate indirect emissions from the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and continue its existing policy through 2019, according to public comments.

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ARB board to take up California cap-and-trade regulations again next week

Published 21:47 on December 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:50 on December 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s ARB is slated to discuss the cap-and-trade amendments at its December board meeting, potentially enabling the state agency to approve those changes this year.

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COP24: Developers, NGOs spar over future role of CDM

Published 18:15 on December 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:33 on December 4, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South & Central, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The continuation of the CDM and its CER credits when the Paris Agreement takes effect in 2021 has emerged as a major point of contention in the early days of the UN climate summit in Poland, as developers and NGOs remain widely split on the issue.

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California 2019 floor price set at $15.62, WCI to auction 258 mln V19 allowances

Published 21:11 on December 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:51 on December 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s 2019 carbon auction floor price will be set at $15.62, the ARB confirmed on Monday, while overall WCI current vintage auction volume will decline by 10% next year.

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Canadian provinces, groups take sides ahead of carbon tax legal battle

Published 00:49 on December 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:18 on December 1, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

A growing number of Canadian provinces and organisations are taking sides and requesting to intervene in the legal fights against the federal government’s carbon tax.

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Saskatchewan outlines 25 targets to complement climate plan, increase resilience

Published 22:30 on November 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:32 on November 30, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment has outlined 25 targets across five areas to complement the province’s climate change strategy and reduce the impacts of global warming.

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ICIS hires former environmental trader for North American role

Published 15:22 on November 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:11 on November 30, 2018  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, US  /  No Comments

News and analytics firm ICIS has a hired a long-time environmental trader for its North American carbon team, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Ontario to utilise performance standards, innovation fund to hit weakened climate goals

Published 23:42 on November 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:25 on November 30, 2018  /  Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government on Thursday unveiled its new carbon tax-free climate strategy, which will see it use output-based performance standards (OBPS) for large emitters while incentivising additional GHG cuts through a fund to reach weakened 2030 reduction targets.

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