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California, intervenors see no legal basis for DOJ lawsuit challenging ETS linkage

Published 22:06 on February 11, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:51 on February 11, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California and its supporting organisations argued Monday that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has failed to show how the state’s carbon market linkage with Quebec violates the US Constitution, and sought a judgement in their favour ahead of a hearing next month.

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Oregon Democrats working to advance carbon market legislation as GOP opposition intensifies

Published 20:59 on February 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:17 on February 10, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oregon Democrats intend to send a WCI-modelled cap-and-trade bill out of committee later this week amid a slew of Republican amendments and growing fears of a second consecutive GOP walkout.

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Court rejects California’s request for delays in DOJ lawsuit challenging ETS linkage

Published 15:58 on February 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:00 on February 7, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A federal judge on Thursday turned down a California petition to delay the timeline for a US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit challenging the state’s cap-and-trade linkage with Quebec, setting up a critical hearing next month.

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NA Markets: CCAs continue bullish trend with speculative purchases, RGGI falls on emissions data

Published 22:48 on February 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:49 on February 6, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices rose for the second consecutive week as speculators continued to take long positions on the back end of the curve, while RGGI Allowances (RGAs) retraced previous gains after data showed emissions from the power plants covered by the ETS fell to an all-time low in 2019.

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ClimeCo VP departs for Canadian environmental firm

Published 16:39 on February 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:39 on February 6, 2020  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A vice president for offset developer and advisory firm ClimeCo has taken a senior position with a Canadian competitor, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Canada targets spring release of draft compliance offset regulations

Published 15:52 on February 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:03 on February 6, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian environment ministry will aim to publish draft regulations this spring for a federal offset programme under the country’s ‘backstop’ large emitter programme, and it is also developing a shortlist of protocols to supply that output-based pricing system (OBPS), a government official said Wednesday.

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California fuel emissions through October slip under 2018 totals, as power reverses trend

Published 22:07 on February 5, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:07 on February 5, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s fuel consumption through Oct. 2019 slipped slightly below the previous year’s total, potentially resulting in stagnant ETS-covered emissions compared to 2018, state data published Wednesday suggested.

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Washington senators anticipate better odds for ETS bill in 2021

Published 22:26 on February 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:00 on February 4, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Washington state’s WCI-modelled cap-and-trade legislation will likely stand a greater chance of passage next year as lawmakers continue engaging with multiple stakeholders on an economy-wide approach to reducing GHGs, a committee heard Tuesday.

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California requests delay in Trump administration lawsuit challenging ETS linkage

Published 17:38 on February 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:48 on February 4, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California officials asked a federal district court judge on Monday to postpone the timeline for a US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit challenging the state’s cap-and-trade linkage with Quebec, arguing two pending motions could substantially alter the case.

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Oregon alters fuel sector phase-in for WCI-modelled cap-and-trade proposal

Published 16:31 on February 4, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:57 on February 4, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon could regulate transportation sector emissions across 18 geographic areas in 2025 under the state’s carbon market bill, as Democrats made a variety of other proposed changes in the hopes of bolstering GOP support for the controversial legislation.

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