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Washington Clean Air Rule decision could be catalyst for ETS plans -advocates

Published 23:24 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:24 on September 5, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

An upcoming court decision on Washington state’s blocked Clean Air Rule could spark further debate on progressing a WCI-modelled cap-and-trade bill in the legislature next year, stakeholders said.

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California ETS advisor to seek ARB input on updated allowance tracking proposal

Published 22:47 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:47 on September 5, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee (IEMAC) will request feedback from regulator ARB before endorsing a possible metric for tracking the amount of surplus allowances in the state’s WCI-linked ETS, members said Thursday.

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NA Markets: RGGI rises ahead of Q3 auction, California allowances slide on higher spread activity

Published 20:14 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:28 on September 5, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

RGGI allowances (RGAs) rose by double digits this week ahead of the September auction results, as California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices dipped on the secondary market amid increased spread trading.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 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

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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California Tropical Forest Standard leaves stakeholders divided despite revisions

Published 22:39 on September 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:51 on September 3, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Alterations to California’s Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) this summer did little to change supporters’ and opponents’ views of the possible precursor to jurisdictional REDD offsetting in domestic and international carbon markets, according to public comments released late last week.

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ANALYSIS: Traders see oddity in WCI advance auction result as demand wanes

Published 15:44 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:45 on August 30, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The Q3 WCI advance auction settlement has surprised market participants, who had anticipated the Vintage 2022 sale to clear closer to the current vintage auction price with stronger bids.

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FEATURE: Countries set to spurn UN chief’s calls for more climate ambition

Published 11:12 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:28 on August 30, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

World leaders are unlikely to heed the UN secretary-general’s calls for countries to ramp up their Paris Agreement ambition next month, as domestic concerns and indifference from the US administration and other global heavyweights outweigh increasingly alarming evidence of a climate emergency.

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NA Markets: California prices decline after Q3 auction, RGGI inches up

Published 19:08 on August 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:08 on August 29, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices declined this week following the publication of the August WCI auction results, while RGGI allowance (RGAs) found additional support on thin volume ahead of the programme’s quarterly sale next week.

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California fuel consumption continues to drop on falling diesel

Published 22:30 on August 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:30 on August 28, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California fuel consumption fell in May for the fourth consecutive month as diesel sales continue to deviate from 2018 levels, likely leading to lower annual compliance obligations in the WCI cap-and-trade scheme.

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Climate Action Reserve salvaging Ontario grassland protocol with voluntary Canadian initiative

Published 22:22 on August 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:32 on August 28, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Offset registry Climate Action Reserve (CAR) is aiming to finalise its voluntary Canadian grassland offset protocol this fall after the Ontario government cancelled the entity’s WCI contract earlier this year, and the methodology could still be used in federal or provincial-run compliance markets. 

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