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GOP Senate majority would yield long odds for US clean fuel standard

Published 21:37 on November 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:37 on November 18, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A federal low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) is unlikely to materialise unless Democrats can win both Georgia Senate seats up for grabs in a January run-off election, a conference heard Wednesday.

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Stakeholders see pathways for LCFS and CO2 pricing programmes in Washington, New York

Published 23:25 on November 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:40 on November 17, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington state Democrats are optimistic that reintroduced low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and cap-and-trade bills could pass in the 2021 legislative session, while a New York environmental advocate believes the state could implement a clean fuels programme as early as 2022.

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California may need to drop electric vehicles from the LCFS in the 2030s -ARB board member

Published 23:08 on November 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 13:23 on November 18, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The anticipated growth in electric vehicle deployment over the coming decades may eventually require California to drop the credit generator from the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), a board member of regulator ARB said Tuesday.

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COVID-19, LCFS could influence future WCI supply-demand balance

Published 22:40 on November 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:44 on November 16, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) values will rise off the WCI auction reserve price in the first half of the decade, with the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and COVID-19 pandemic playing a critical role in the linked cap-and-trade programme’s future supply-demand balance, a conference heard Monday.

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RFS Market: RIN prices dive amid EPA chief comments, quota uncertainty

Published 16:47 on November 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:27 on November 16, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices fell to a one-week low on Monday after EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggested credit values were “out of control” and as market participants wait for details on next year’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel quotas and pending compliance waiver applications.

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LCFS Market: California prices inch back to $200, Oregon posts Q2 credit surplus

Published 21:00 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:56 on November 12, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits reached a two-month high on Thursday, while the Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) posted a small surplus during the second quarter of the year as gasoline usage plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic.  

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Audio recordings of Carbon Pulse’s side events at the ICAP-IETA Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion

Published 16:46 on November 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:37 on November 12, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, CBAM, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, Dialogue, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Here is a summary of Carbon Pulse’s free side events at this week’s IETA-ICAP Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion, along with links to the audio recordings. (Video recordings not available to due to file size considerations)

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Three more California offset projects seek LCFS pathways

Published 22:17 on November 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:28 on November 18, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A trio of California-based dairy digesters are seeking biogas-to-electricity pathways under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), continuing the year-long trend of projects shifting over from the California Carbon Offset (CCO) market.

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RFS Market: RIN prices briefly top 70-cent mark on likely Biden election victory

Published 18:21 on November 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:08 on November 9, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) values under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) surged by 11% on Monday after Democratic nominee Joe Biden was projected to win the presidency over the weekend, but prices swiftly came off over the course of the morning.

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RFS Market: RIN prices spike on prospect of Biden election victory

Published 16:49 on November 5, 2020  /  Last updated at 20:25 on November 5, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices surged by 10% on Thursday morning as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) market took a favourable view of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s prospect of winning the presidential election.

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