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California offset investigation could conclude this month -sources

Published 22:43 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:13 on January 23, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB could decide by the end of January whether to invalidate offset reporting periods under review for regulatory compliance violations, three WCI market sources told Carbon Pulse.

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NA Markets: California carbon dips ahead of first 2020 auction, RGGI stays flat

Published 20:11 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:10 on January 24, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices continued dropping on the secondary market this week as participants looked to unload volume ahead of the February WCI auction, while RGGI prices stagnated on low liquidity.

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World’s carbon markets grow 34% in value to $215 billion in 2019 -report

Published 21:34 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:45 on January 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Global carbon markets grew by 34% in 2019 to hit €194 billion ($215.1 bln) in value, according to analysts at Refinitiv, marking a third straight year of growth and a nearly fivefold increase in two years.

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Alberta offset prices rise ahead of compliance deadline, though future increases uncertain

Published 21:08 on January 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:38 on January 22, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta offset prices are increasing as companies look to cover their obligations under the Canadian province’s outgoing large emitter programme, though future negotiations with the federal government over the new scheme’s CO2 price are clouding the outlook beyond the spring true-up deadline.

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Key Oregon Democrat wants ETS proposal passed, but stays mum on current bill

Published 17:03 on January 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:54 on January 22, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A Democratic Oregon state senator who opposed her party’s WCI-modelled cap-and-trade proposal last year is open to supporting a carbon reduction bill during the state’s short 2020 lawmaking term, but has stopped short of backing her colleague’s revised legislation.

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Nova Scotia announces first two carbon allowance auctions

Published 16:32 on January 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:32 on January 21, 2020  /  Americas, Canada  /  No Comments

Nova Scotia will hold its first two carbon allowance auctions later this year for the 26 entities regulated by its ETS, the Canadian province announced this week.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Jan. 17, 2020

Published 21:54 on January 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:54 on January 17, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, 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 developments in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington state.

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LCFS Market: California prices pull within records, BC deficit grows

Published 22:53 on January 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:53 on January 16, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices flirted with all-time highs this week, while data showed British Columbia’s credit deficit for its own clean fuels programme rose in 2018.

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NA Markets: California price drop reverses early year rally, RGGI takes off on higher demand

Published 22:43 on January 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:43 on January 16, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices dropped on the secondary market after rising toward programme highs to start 2020, while RGGI Allowance (RGA) prices rose double-digits amid increased buying.

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Washington state can implement Clean Air Rule on stationary sources, court rules

Published 18:07 on January 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:40 on January 17, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Washington Department of Ecology (ECY) can enforce its market-based carbon rule on stationary emitters after the state Supreme Court partially overturned a lower court’s decision on Thursday, but the ruling still bars the agency from implementing GHG limits on fuel suppliers and natural gas distributors.

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