Stakeholders press California regulator ARB on 2025 budget cut options for cap-and-trade

Published 03:25 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 22:32 on July 11, 2024  / Joan Pinto /  Americas, Canada, US

Stakeholders questioned the possibility of earlier cuts to cap-and-trade allowance budgets prior to finalising rules, as ARB staff discussed the “complicated” status of 2025 allocations with implementation of ETS changes delayed to 2026, during the agency’s pre-rulemaking workshop on Wednesday.

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ARB’s California offset issuance almost catches up with 2023 levels YTD

Published 00:59 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 00:59 on July 11, 2024  / Graham Gibson /  Americas, Canada, US

California regulator the ARB sped up its issuance of compliance-eligible offsets, narrowing the year-on-year gap of issuance thus far in 2024, agency data released Wednesday showed.

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Puerto Rican coffee farmers receive payments from USDA, aim for CO2 credits

Published 00:19 on July 11, 2024  /  Last updated at 00:19 on July 11, 2024  / Alejandra Padin-Dujon /  Americas, Nature-based, US, Voluntary

Coffee farmers in Puerto Rico have received inaugural incentive payments from a mitigation programme funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), with the eventual aim of producing certified carbon credits for the voluntary carbon market (VCM).

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North Dakota commission urges Minnesota to recognise CCUS under its ‘problematic’ carbon free power standard

Published 21:02 on July 10, 2024  /  Last updated at 21:02 on July 10, 2024  / Bijeta Lamichhane /  Americas, US, Voluntary

The North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) is pressing for the inclusion of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) under Minnesota’s carbon-free electricity requirements, which passed in spite of neighbour North Dakota’s reservations last year.

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US researchers unveil ultrafast, chemical-free CCS breakthrough they say can revolutionise industry

Published 16:47 on July 10, 2024  /  Last updated at 16:47 on July 10, 2024  /  Americas, US, Voluntary

US-based researchers have unveiled a groundbreaking method for the ultrafast and chemical-free conversion of atmospheric CO2 into stable, ice-like hydrates – a breakthrough they say could revolutionise the carbon sequestration industry.

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Amazon becomes latest tech giant to underscore carbon removal focus

Published 16:40 on July 10, 2024  /  Last updated at 16:40 on July 10, 2024  / Roy Manuell /  Americas, Nature-based, US, Voluntary

Amazon has become the latest big tech firm to underline a focus on carbon removals to meet future net zero targets, in an annual sustainability report published Wednesday.

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Data firm launches tool to drive conservation efforts in US

Published 15:04 on July 10, 2024  /  Last updated at 15:05 on July 10, 2024  / Giada Ferraglioni /  Americas, Biodiversity, US

A US-based data intelligence company has launched a new platform to support decision-making on biodiversity conservation efforts across the country’s Western states.

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South Dakota carbon pipeline law faces possible repeal in November

Published 01:19 on July 10, 2024  /  Last updated at 01:19 on July 10, 2024  / Allison Gacad /  Americas, US, Voluntary

A South Dakota carbon pipeline law faces a petition with tens of thousands of signatures that could send the measure to a vote in November, as a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry-backed campaign has emerged to defend the regulation.

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Environmental non-profits urge RGGI states to provide Third Program Review update -media

Published 00:41 on July 10, 2024  /  Last updated at 00:39 on July 10, 2024  / Allison Gacad /  Americas, US

A coalition of green groups have signed letters to the 10 RGGI states, urging their environmental authorities to clarify the schedule of anticipated changes to the power sector carbon market, now six months overdue its targeted conclusion date.

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US appeals court rejects opposition’s attempts to block EPA methane rules

Published 23:12 on July 9, 2024  /  Last updated at 23:12 on July 9, 2024  / Bijeta Lamichhane /  Americas, US, Voluntary

A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied an attempt from several US states and industry groups to block recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to limit methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

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