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Smells like clean spirit: Washington’s Puget Sound releases ambitious draft LCFS rule

Published 18:21 on October 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:06 on October 11, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington state’s Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) published a draft low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) regulation on Wednesday, with the four-county region proposing the most ambitious carbon intensity (CI) reductions of any North American clean fuels programme.

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LCFS Market: California credits match record high above $200 amid pending price cap

Published 18:25 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:28 on October 9, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits have remained near historic highs above $200 over the past month despite state regulator ARB announcing it would seek to finalise a “firm maximum” price in the programme.

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London-based carbon investment firm assembles expert team ahead of fund launch

Published 15:35 on October 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:37 on October 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Canada, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A London-based investment management firm has appointed a cast of carbon trading industry veterans as staff and advisors as it prepares to launch a global environmental markets fund.

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ICAO moves toward long-term GHG goal, CORSIA launch despite opposition from 25 nations

Published 23:44 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:23 on October 7, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Assembly on Friday backed the progression of work on setting a long-term emissions target for aviation and to advance the UN body’s CORSIA global offsetting mechanism towards operationalisation, though a fifth of the countries in attendance voted against the two resolutions in a surprise secret ballot.

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Trump administration to mull increasing 2020 biofuel quotas, further examine RIN reform

Published 18:29 on October 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:40 on October 5, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump on Friday tasked two federal agencies with taking steps to elevate next year’s biofuel quotas under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), also requesting that the departments continue to evaluate credit market reforms after previous proposals were shelved this year.

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RFS Market: RINs take off as biofuel deal reportedly back on

Published 15:54 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:50 on October 2, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices surged over the past two days as media outlets reported that President Trump was once again close to agreeing a plan that will boost next year’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) quotas.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – UK climate minister Duncan to deliver keynote speech

Published 11:13 on October 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:57 on October 2, 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  /  No Comments

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California sets November meeting to adopt LCFS price cap, borrowed credits mechanism

Published 23:57 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:57 on October 1, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB will hold a meeting on Nov. 21 to consider amendments to install a price cap and a borrowed credits mechanism in the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in response to concerns about cost containment.

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TCI jurisdictions targeting spring 2020 cut-off for ETS participation

Published 19:43 on October 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:23 on October 1, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is aiming for member jurisdictions to commit by spring 2020 to develop a regional cap-and-invest programme for the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, while planning to auction off nearly all carbon allowances in the future ETS.

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RFS Market: RIN prices sag as Trump impeachment inquiry stalls biofuels deal

Published 22:06 on September 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:10 on September 30, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices have retreated in recent days amid reports that a major Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) deal is on hold while President Donald Trump attempts to ward off an impeachment inquiry by Congressional Democrats.

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