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LCFS Market: California prices hit 2-month low on continued lack of demand

Published 14:51 on July 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:39 on July 10, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit prices sank past the $200 level this week as buyers continued to wait for the market to fall further and despite higher gasoline production in the Golden State.

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IMO policy should establish higher GHG reduction threshold for biofuels than CORSIA -report

Published 22:44 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:44 on July 8, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, RINs & LCFS, Shipping  /  No Comments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should model its plan to decarbonise the global shipping sector on the CORSIA programme for aviation, but it should go further than its fellow UN body ICAO in setting a more ambitious carbon reduction target for sustainable fuels, according to a report published this week.

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ANALYSIS: Canadian Clean Fuel Standard seen withstanding carbon intensity target changes, delays

Published 17:02 on July 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:32 on July 8, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Recent alterations to the emission reduction goals and publication schedule of the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) will not threaten its environmental performance, but numerous programme design elements warrant further attention and analysis before the policy’s 2022 launch, stakeholders and researchers told Carbon Pulse.

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RFS Market: RINs dip on report that US EPA to delay biofuel quota publication

Published 18:58 on July 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:23 on July 2, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit prices (RINs) unwound some of their recent gains on Thursday after a news outlet reported the EPA will indefinitely delay publication of next year’s biofuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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LCFS Market: California prices dip towards $200 ahead of PG&E sale

Published 21:13 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:59 on June 30, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit values continued their downward trend on Tuesday ahead of utility Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) latest auction.

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LCFS Market: California credits dither as price cap set to kick in

Published 16:27 on June 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:14 on June 29, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) values have sagged recently on a lack of demand, even as fuel production and vehicle miles travelled picks up and the transportation sector programme’s price ceiling takes effect later this week.

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Canada eases near-term Clean Fuel Standard targets due to COVID-19 concerns

Published 21:04 on June 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:42 on June 23, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS  /  No Comments

The Canadian government will lessen the short-term carbon intensity reduction targets for its proposed Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while making the GHG abatement goals more ambitious later on in the decade to maintain the stringency of the policy, the federal environment ministry said Monday.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 013: ClearView Energy Partners

Published 22:31 on June 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:50 on June 20, 2020  /  Americas, Conversations, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

In the latest episode of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Neelesh Nerurkar, vice president of Washington DC-based research firm ClearView Energy Partners, to discuss current developments and politics surrounding the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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US EPA receives 52 “gap filling” RFS compliance waiver petitions

Published 19:02 on June 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:41 on June 18, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Obligated parties under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have submitted 52 compliance waiver applications in order to sidestep a federal court ruling this year that could otherwise pare back the EPA’s small refinery exemption (SRE) programme, agency data showed Thursday.

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RFS Market: Potential bump in biofuel volumes caps week-long rise in RIN prices

Published 16:49 on June 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:28 on June 16, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices trudged back to the 50-cent mark over the past week, with the latest rise coming after a news outlet reported the EPA will increase blending volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to address a 2017 court order.

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