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Mass electrification can help meet BC’s GHG goals, counter LNG growth -study

Published 18:32 on October 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:32 on October 17, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

British Columbia can achieve its recently updated GHG reduction targets and offset the development of LNG projects in the province through large-scale electrification, according to a white paper released Tuesday by a clean energy trade group.

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CARBON FORWARD 2018: Loss of control makes staying in EU ETS “utterly impossible” for UK -lawmaker

Published 18:22 on October 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:54 on October 17, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

It will be “utterly impossible” for the UK to remain in the EU ETS post-Brexit, a senior European legislator said Wednesday, arguing that the relinquishment of control involved by British government in such an option makes it politically unfeasible.

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Ontario’s revoked cap-and-trade programme will cost C$3 bln over four years, report finds

Published 17:40 on October 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:56 on October 17, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Ontario’s cancellation of its cap-and-trade programme will cost the Canadian province C$3 billion over the next four years, the government’s financial watchdog said in a report released Tuesday.

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NY grid to shift CO2 charge impact of external transactions to real-time dispatch

Published 22:28 on October 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:27 on October 16, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) said Monday that it is no longer planning to internally forecast the impact of state’s proposed carbon charge on Locational-Based Marginal Pricing (LBMPc) in cross-border transactions, marking a change in the agency’s approach from this summer.

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Wales, Scotland slam UK’s ‘cavalier, unacceptable’ EU ETS Brexit plan

Published 18:27 on October 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:29 on October 15, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The partly devolved Welsh and Scottish governments have expressed serious concerns over the UK government’s plans to exit the EU ETS and replace it with a carbon tax under a ‘no deal’ Brexit, calling the approach “cavalier” and “unacceptable”.

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Netherlands’ proposed CO2 floor price to be ineffective until late 2020s -analysts

Published 15:31 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:31 on October 11, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Dutch government’s proposed carbon floor price won’t likely affect the country’s energy sector until the latter half of next decade due to rising EU Allowances, analysts predict.

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Switzerland to introduce carbon floor price when it links to EU ETS

Published 15:07 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:34 on October 11, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland plans to introduce a domestic carbon price floor when it links its emissions trading scheme to that of the EU in early 2020, a senior lawmaker told Carbon Pulse.

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Indonesia to weigh carbon market options for power, industry

Published 11:08 on October 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:43 on October 16, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Indonesia will next month weigh four carbon pricing options to help meet its Paris obligations, including a full-fledged emissions trading scheme for its power and industry sectors.

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Manitoba scraps carbon tax plan after getting “no respect” from Ottawa

Published 22:36 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:40 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Manitoba has scrapped its carbon tax plan in defiance of the Canadian federal government, the province’s premier has announced.

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Cabinet reshuffle clouds way forward for Japan carbon pricing

Published 09:12 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:28 on October 3, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s latest push on carbon pricing was plunged into uncertainty this week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe replaced Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa, who had launched twin processes to put the issue back on the government’s agenda.

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