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Higher CO2 price should be focus of California allowance oversupply talks -experts

Published 01:16 on August 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:23 on August 17, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California should worry less about hitting the state’s long-term GHG goal and focus on raising carbon allowance prices to stimulate innovation and allay concerns about the oversupply of CO2 permits in its ETS, economists said at public hearing Friday.

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LCFS Market: California futures activity picking up on deferred contracts

Published 14:35 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:36 on August 14, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) futures contracts saw renewed activity this week as participants looked to move positions further out on the curve, ending a recent lull.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Stick or twist: investors came to the EU ETS, but will they go?

Published 17:24 on August 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:47 on August 12, 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 Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features a dedicated stream focused on the EU carbon market from an investor perspective.

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UPDATE – RIN prices plunge as EPA grants 31 RFS compliance waivers

Published 22:57 on August 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:23 on August 9, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices nearly halved on Friday afternoon ahead of the EPA granting 31 of the 38 outstanding compliance waivers for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), ending months of speculation about whether the Trump administration would change course on the controversial policy.

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UN panel flags potential role for land-use carbon incentives, warns on BECCS

Published 20:09 on August 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:44 on August 9, 2019  /  Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Paying landowners to protect their land could play a vital role in tackling climate change, though large-scale bioenergy use and storage could worsen the effects without careful management, according to UN-backed scientific panel IPCC in a landmark report.

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California holding firm with potential LCFS price cap, while altering borrowed credits mechanism

Published 23:32 on July 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:32 on July 31, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB is planning to stay the course with its proposed maximum price for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits, while floating further changes to the potential borrowed credits mechanism and existing Credit Clearance Market process.

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California LCFS resumes deficits with over 450k draw in Q1 2019

Published 22:41 on July 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:04 on July 31, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Deficit generation exceeded credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) during the first quarter of 2019, as renewable diesel and electric vehicle credit growth could not outpace the year’s more ambitious carbon intensity target.

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RIN prices puke after EPA chief reportedly commits to waiver programme

Published 18:04 on July 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:04 on July 30, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) dropped on Tuesday morning after a media outlet reported that EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler defended the programme’s existing compliance waiver process at a recent meeting.

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Divergent California, federal vehicle GHG regulations could co-exist -lawyer

Published 21:20 on July 26, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:20 on July 26, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A recent deal struck by California and four automakers on higher vehicle GHG standards in the next decade could operate alongside proposed weaker federal benchmarks, but the long-term outcome may still depend on a future court decision, a legal source told Carbon Pulse.

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California, four automakers reach deal on vehicle GHG standards, but questions remain

Published 21:12 on July 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:12 on July 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California officials and four automakers announced an agreement Thursday on higher vehicle fuel economy standards than those proposed under the Trump Administration’s regulatory rollback, but it is uncertain whether the new framework will ever be implemented.

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