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Quebec aiming to finish compliance forestry protocol this summer

Published 22:27 on February 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:27 on February 14, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Quebec intends to finalise its forestry offset protocol for its WCI-linked cap-and-trade programme this summer and open the proposal up for public consultation, a government spokesperson told Carbon Pulse.

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US airline Delta sets out $1 bn CO2 neutrality goal that minimises offsets use

Published 18:00 on February 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:38 on February 15, 2020  /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

US-based Delta Air Lines announced Friday that it will invest $1 billion to achieve carbon neutrality from its global business starting in March, but said it would limit its reliance on offsets in the long-run.

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India’s cKinetics acquires carbon market data firm CaliforniaCarbon.info

Published 16:34 on February 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 14, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

Delhi-based sustainability advisory firm cKinetics has acquired carbon market news and data platform CaliforniaCarbon.info, Carbon Pulse has learned.

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Oregon advances WCI-modelled ETS bill with prolonged fuel sector phase-in

Published 15:27 on February 14, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:35 on February 15, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Oregon Senate Democrats passed the state’s controversial ETS legislation out of committee on Thursday evening after making further concessions to the carbon market’s fuel sector phase-in and other areas to appease critics.

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RFS Market: RINs hit year-highs on reports of compliance waiver negotiation

Published 22:54 on February 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:58 on February 13, 2020  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuel credit (RIN) prices continued their recent bull run this week as reports surfaced that the EPA will meet with Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) stakeholders over possible changes to the programme’s compliance waiver process, a response to a significant court decision last month.

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RGGI compliance entities ramp up holdings in Q4 2019 as traded volume increases

Published 22:37 on February 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:37 on February 13, 2020  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

Compliance-oriented entities markedly increased their RGGI allowance holdings during Q4 of 2019 amid higher trading activity and rising prices, according to the quarterly market monitor published Thursday.

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NA Markets: California prices droop as auction nears, while RGGI units inch higher

Published 17:27 on February 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:05 on February 13, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices slid this week as traders adjusted positions ahead of the first WCI auction of 2020, while a significant reaction in RGGI Allowances (RGAs) failed to materialise after Virginia legislators approved a bill to implement the state’s power sector ETS.

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ANALYSIS: California offset prices on the rise after invalidation case ends

Published 22:30 on February 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:30 on February 12, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California Carbon Offset (CCO) prices have increased in recent weeks on a variety of factors, including the ARB’s recent invalidation of nearly 20,000 credits, market participants said.

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California mints WCI offsets to project involved in invalidation case

Published 21:58 on February 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:58 on February 12, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB granted 314,200 new California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) this week, including nearly 19,000 credits from a livestock project involved in last month’s invalidation ruling, according to data published Wednesday.

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Oil major BP deepens long-term climate targets, leaves details for later

Published 16:57 on February 12, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 13, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International, REDD, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Oil major BP set a new voluntary 2050 climate goals on Wednesday, pledging to achieve zero emissions from its operations and to halve the carbon intensity of its products.

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