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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 014: MexiCO2

Published 17:54 on July 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:54 on July 3, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Eduardo Piquero, general director of Mexico City-based environmental consultancy MexiCO2, regarding carbon pricing developments at the national and subnational level in Mexico.

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RFS Market: RINs dip on report that US EPA to delay biofuel quota publication

Published 18:58 on July 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:23 on July 2, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit prices (RINs) unwound some of their recent gains on Thursday after a news outlet reported the EPA will indefinitely delay publication of next year’s biofuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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NA Markets: CCAs flatten on reduced demand as RGGI hits 14-month high

Published 18:44 on July 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:43 on July 2, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) values stagnated below the WCI floor price on the secondary market this week, while RGGI allowances (RGA) rose to a 14-month high above the Emissions Containment Reserve (ECR) despite thin demand.

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ODS projects containing California-based materials would qualify for DEBs offsets, document shows

Published 22:47 on July 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:47 on July 1, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ozone-depleting substance (ODS) destruction projects that contain any amount of California-based product would be deemed to provide direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs) under the state’s compliance offset programme, an official confirmed to Carbon Pulse.

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Northeast US energy retailer opens RGGI account amid rising CO2 prices

Published 16:44 on July 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:44 on July 1, 2020  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

A New York-based energy retailer opened a CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS) account in the Northeast US RGGI carbon market this week, marking the fifth new account in the programme this year, according to public data.

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Strict DEBs definition could yield undersupplied California offset market by 2027 – analysts

Published 23:34 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:09 on July 1, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California offset credits with direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs) may be undersupplied in the post-2020 period and lead to tighter discounts to WCI allowance prices, depending on regulator ARB’s final classification, according to a new analysis published Tuesday.

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ICAO Council drops 2020 from emissions baseline for CORSIA’s pilot phase

Published 22:47 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:22 on July 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council on Tuesday agreed to omit 2020 from the carbon neutral growth baseline during the international aviation offset programme CORSIA’s first three years, while leaving the door open for the UN body’s Assembly to make that change for the entire 15-year duration of the scheme.

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Eleven new California CITSS accounts opened in Q2 as allowances sunk beneath WCI floor

Published 22:42 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:37 on June 30, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Eleven entities opened California-based Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) accounts to participate in the WCI carbon market during the second quarter of 2020 as five others closed theirs, data from state regulator ARB showed Tuesday.

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LCFS Market: California prices dip towards $200 ahead of PG&E sale

Published 21:13 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:59 on June 30, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit values continued their downward trend on Tuesday ahead of utility Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) latest auction.

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Researchers flag concerns on additionality, perverse incentives in California’s offset programme

Published 18:25 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:58 on June 30, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California’s compliance offset approach does not eliminate the risk of over crediting emissions reductions from approved protocols, but further analysis and changes could minimise that outcome, according to an updated research report.

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