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RINs jolt on news that Trump may respond to recent biofuel waivers  

Published 19:37 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:31 on August 20, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices briefly surged on Tuesday on news that President Donald Trump may reassess his position on Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance waivers following a backlash in the Midwest over the administration’s recent issuances.

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Lufthansa adds clean fuel option in new offset platform

Published 18:41 on August 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:29 on August 20, 2019  /  Aviation, EMEA, EU ETS, RINs & LCFS, Switzerland, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

German airline Lufthansa has begun to offer passengers the option of offsetting any flight emissions with sustainable aviation fuel, despite it costing around 30 times more than traditional carbon-cutting projects.

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Renewables intermittency, affordability pose challenges for California’s carbon neutrality

Published 21:09 on August 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:15 on August 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Replacing California’s fossil fuel power generation with 100% renewables and safeguarding low-income communities against price hikes present challenges for achieving the state’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal, experts said at a multi-day hearing.

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Oregon Clean Fuels Program notches record credit deficit for Q1 2019

Published 15:51 on August 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:51 on August 19, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) recorded its largest-ever credit deficit during the first quarter of 2019, dropping the low-carbon fuel standard’s surplus bank below 500,000 tonnes, state data showed Friday.

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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 16:41 on August 20, 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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