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US Carbon Pricing and LCFS Roundup for week ending Jan. 14, 2022

Published 21:04 on January 14, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:04 on January 14, 2022  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative and regulatory action on carbon pricing, clean fuel standards, and clean energy at the US subnational and federal level this week, including a market-based climate policy in New Mexico.

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Biofuel, EV groups seek stronger California LCFS targets, as refiners more measured

Published 19:13 on January 14, 2022  /  Last updated at 19:13 on January 14, 2022  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Credit generators under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) called on regulator ARB to strengthen carbon intensity (CI) reduction targets for the programme, while refiners said a long-term market signal was important but declined to provide specific goals, according to public comments.

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RFS Market: RINs fall on reports US EPA may cut 2022 biofuel quota

Published 18:24 on January 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 18:24 on January 12, 2022  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices fell from 2.5-month highs on Wednesday on a report that President Joe Biden’s administration may trim recently proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for this year.

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*Environmental Markets Correspondent, Carbon Pulse – Remote (North America)

Published 11:04 on January 12, 2022  /  Last updated at 21:38 on January 12, 2022  /  Americas, Canada, International, Job Postings, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, US  /  Comments Off on *Environmental Markets Correspondent, Carbon Pulse – Remote (North America)

*PREMIUM LISTING – We are looking for an Environmental Markets Correspondent based in North America to help us bolster and expand our coverage. The role is full-time and based from home/remotely within the US or Canada.

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Carbon Pulse increases European, voluntary carbon market coverage with new hire

Published 23:56 on January 11, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:56 on January 11, 2022  /  Africa, Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, Switzerland, UK ETS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse is enhancing its coverage of the European and voluntary carbon markets with another new hire.

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RFS Market: RIN prices reach 2-mth high on strong commodity prices, return of buyers

Published 23:11 on January 6, 2022  /  Last updated at 23:11 on January 6, 2022  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) values trended up over the holiday period and into the new year, with traders pointing to the return of regular buyers and elevated commodity values among the contributing factors.

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UPDATE – Financial services company acquires US consultancy Emission Advisors

Published 22:05 on January 5, 2022  /  Last updated at 00:15 on January 6, 2022  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A hedging management firm announced on Wednesday it has acquired Houston-based environmental credit brokerage and consultancy Emission Advisors, continuing the trend of consolidation and mergers in the booming carbon trading industry.

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LCFS Market: California prices regain $150 as some see further increases ahead

Published 22:02 on January 5, 2022  /  Last updated at 22:02 on January 5, 2022  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit values bubbled up over the year-end stretch to reach $150 this week, as some traders thought renewable diesel capacity problems and compliance buying could push prices higher in the near future.

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Washington legislature sues governor over line-item vetoes in LCFS bill

Published 22:38 on December 22, 2021  /  Last updated at 22:38 on December 22, 2021  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Washington state legislature this week filed a bipartisan lawsuit against Governor Jay Inslee’s (D) partial vetoes of a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) bill this spring which, if successful, may delay the implementation of the transportation sector programme.

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RFS Market: D3 RINs eye $4 mark as biofuel quotas point to higher demand

Published 23:07 on December 21, 2021  /  Last updated at 23:11 on December 21, 2021  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

D3 RIN prices have continuously increased over the past two weeks as traders said the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending quotas proposed this month would be bullish for the biofuel credit category primarily filled by renewable natural gas (RNG).

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