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California punts endorsement of Tropical Forest Standard to 2019

Published 01:30 on November 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:05 on November 19, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Canada, International, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB on Friday postponed a decision until next spring on whether to approve the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) that could allow jurisdictions to link their sector-based offset programmes to the state’s carbon market, with stakeholders warning of the standard’s environmental and social ramifications.

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Nodal Exchange, IncubEx launch environmental trading products

Published 16:44 on November 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:48 on November 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Nodal Exchange and IncubEx launched their first tranche of environmental products in North American carbon, renewable energy, and other environmental markets on Friday, adding another player offering futures contracts in the market.

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NA Markets: California prices tick up into auction as RGGI regresses

Published 21:25 on November 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:07 on November 15, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) rose this week as the market received more clarity on next year’s price floor and ahead of the final 2018 auction, while RGGI prices slid on thin activity.

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California defends cap-and-trade price ceiling, tiers while stakeholders take aim

Published 18:37 on November 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:26 on November 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California officials on Thursday defended their stance on the state carbon market’s price ceiling and Allowance Price Containment Reserve (APCR) in the post-2020 period, amid strong opposition from environmental justice and compliance entities.

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California issued nearly 51k offsets before compliance deadline, data shows

Published 21:46 on November 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:10 on November 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California regulator Air Resources Board (ARB) issued more than 835,000 offsets over the past three weeks, including roughly 51,000 credits before the WCI market’s Nov. 1 compliance deadline, state data showed Wednesday.

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Analysts cut WCI price forecast as fuel sales slow

Published 21:00 on November 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:26 on November 14, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

A mounting allowance surplus spurred by declining fuel sales in the WCI cap-and-trade programme should result in smaller price gains than previously expected following Wednesday’s auction and into the next decade, according to analysts.

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RGGI volume, prices increase while transfers decline in Q3 -report

Published 17:52 on November 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:48 on November 14, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI prices and trading activity increased significantly on the secondary market during the third quarter, but the ETS saw fewer transfers between unaffiliated companies, according to a report published Wednesday.

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California’s 2019 CO2 price floor to rise to $15.62, inflation data suggests

Published 13:47 on November 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:58 on November 14, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California’s 2019 cap-and-trade price floor should rise to $15.62 after year-over-year inflation increased slightly to 2.5% during October, data showed on Wednesday.

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NYISO carbon charge would have minor impact on emissions, studies show

Published 22:08 on November 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:26 on November 14, 2018  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

The New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) proposed carbon charge would have a minor impact on emissions inside of the state and across the region, while leading to little change in the RGGI market, three independent studies found.

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WCI Q4 auction seen clearing close to secondary market, but consensus view evades

Published 18:20 on November 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:43 on November 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

The California-Quebec November current vintage auction will likely settle within a few cents of the secondary market, most traders predict, but there did not appear to be consensus view as to whether it would be at a discount or premium.

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