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Oregon Clean Fuels Program registers 45k credit surplus in Q1

Published 22:48 on September 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:48 on September 24, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) posted a 45,000-tonne credit surplus during the first quarter of the year even as the policy’s carbon intensity benchmarks tightened, according to state data published Wednesday.

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California governor announces ban on gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035

Published 20:17 on September 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:04 on September 23, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California will require all new vehicles sold to be zero-emissions by 2035, a move that will slash the state’s GHG emissions by an estimated 35%, according to an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Wednesday.

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Pennsylvania may look at LCFS to address transportation emissions

Published 23:15 on September 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:15 on September 21, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania may explore a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to reduce emissions from gasoline and diesel in the state, while the proposed 2022 start date of the Transportation & Climate Initiative’s (TCI) cap-and-invest programme is still feasible, a panel heard Monday.

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California’s ARB loses second LCFS branch chief in less than 18 months -source

Published 23:04 on September 21, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:35 on September 22, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) branch chief stepped down from his role last week, marking the second departure from the agency’s top spot for the clean fuels programme in less than 18 months, a regulatory source told Carbon Pulse.

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Brazil finalises lower RenovaBio targets as biofuel credit trade picks up

Published 16:01 on September 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:00 on September 19, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, South & Central  /  No Comments

The Brazilian National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) has officially slashed the 2020 targets for the country’s RenovaBio programme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the government’s decision spurring an increase in carbon credit trade under the biofuels market.

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ANALYSIS: California refineries’ biofuel plans bring LCFS programmes into focus

Published 22:35 on September 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:35 on September 17, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oil majors’ plans to transition their California-based refineries to renewable diesel and other biofuels production are showcasing the impact of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and anticipated decline in petroleum-based fuel consumption, as momentum builds for a national version of the programme to replace or supplement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Five Wisconsin-based offset projects seek entry into California LCFS market

Published 15:44 on September 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:31 on September 16, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Five California Carbon Offset (CCO) projects based in Wisconsin have applied to move into the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), marking the seventh out-of-state dairy digesters to do so this month.

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California to explore accelerating climate targets following record wildfires

Published 23:00 on September 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:23 on September 15, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California will look into moving forward its GHG reduction and clean energy targets after the state registered its largest wildfire season in history this year, Governor Gavin Newsom (D) said Friday.

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Canada eyes Clean Fuel Standard compliance payments in line with California, BC price levels

Published 22:44 on September 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:18 on September 15, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) will include several cost containment measures with price levels near those of California and British Columbia’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS), according to a government presentation.

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US EPA confirms denial of most retroactive RFS compliance waivers

Published 18:07 on September 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:14 on September 14, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA announced Monday that it rejected many of the “gap filling” compliance waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), confirming media reports last week of the move seen as an attempt to bolster President Donald Trump’s electoral support in agriculture-heavy states.

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