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COP25: Minnesota LCFS programme in early stages -official

Published 17:46 on December 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:46 on December 12, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US state of Minnesota is in the early stages of researching a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to help reduce emissions from the transportation sector, a state official said Thursday at a UN COP25 side event.

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COP25: Washington governor targets renewed LCFS push in 2020, neutral on ETS

Published 16:40 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:40 on December 10, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) intends to once again back a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) during the 2020 legislative session, but his administration will not endorse a state senator’s WCI-modelled cap-and-trade bill, an advisor told Carbon Pulse on the sidelines of the UN climate summit Tuesday.

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Options exist for new US LCFS schemes, experts say

Published 01:19 on December 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:32 on December 6, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

More clean fuel standard programmes could develop across the United States as jurisdictions look to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and incentivise additional supply of less-carbon emitting fuels, a conference heard Thursday.

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California LCFS balance will tighten after 2020, but GHG target achievable -analyst

Published 20:12 on December 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:26 on December 5, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The credit balance under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is likely to tighten early in the next decade, but the accelerated adoption of electric vehicles will ensure the programme reaches its 2030 goal, an analyst said Thursday.

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Court sides with BP over fired US carbon trader’s bonus dispute, pending termination ruling

Published 17:30 on November 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:09 on November 27, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A former US emissions trader for BP will be liable to repay a $200,000 signing bonus after being fired within the first two years of employment, the US District Court of the Northern District of Illinois decided Monday, provided it rules early next year that the oil major terminated her with cause.

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US EPA not expected to finalise RFS supplementary proposal till this winter -report

Published 18:51 on November 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:45 on November 26, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA will likely not finalise its plan to introduce a supplementary proposal to next year’s biofuel quotas under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until after the programme’s Nov. 30 deadline, as the agency reviews public comments on the strategy released this fall, according to a media report.

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Oregon eyes January release for draft ETS proposal, as legislators still debating revisions

Published 23:04 on November 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:04 on November 22, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oregon Democratic legislators are expected to unveil a draft cap-and-trade bill in mid-January, while lawmakers are still addressing possible revisions to build wider support for the measure, a state senator told Carbon Pulse.

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California unanimously approves LCFS price cap as part of amendment package

Published 20:18 on November 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:17 on November 22, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB’s board endorsed the installation of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) price ceiling and a borrowed credits mechanism drawn from utilities’ future electric vehicle budgets as part of a suite of programme amendments on Thursday.

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California LCFS stakeholders recommend amendment tweaks ahead of board vote

Published 21:28 on November 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:29 on November 19, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) stakeholders are offering further changes to regulatory amendments that the state regulator ARB’s board will vote on this week, according to recent public comments.

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RFS Market: RINs lift from 3-mth low as buyers return

Published 22:11 on November 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:46 on November 11, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel credits rose over the past few days from a recent low as buyers scooped them up at bargain prices.

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