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FortisBC implements automatic RNG blend for British Columbia customers

8 hours 40 min ago
Customers of regulated British Columbia utility FortisBC will automatically have 1% of their gas blended from renewable natural gas (RNG) sources.
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Pennsylvania Senate passes CCS legislation, sending bill to governor’s desk

9 hours 40 min ago
The Pennsylvania Senate passed on Thursday a bill establishing a regulatory framework around carbon capture and storage (CCS), which now sits on Governor Josh Shapiro's (D) desk for possible approval.
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Emitters add biggest RGGI haul since February, CCA length cut across the board

10 hours 14 min ago
Producers added to their holdings in RGGI Allowances (RGAs) in the most significant way since late February, while both emitters and financial players cut back their net length in California Carbon Allowances (CCA) ahead of a Wednesday cap-and-trade rulemaking workshop, weekly data from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released Friday showed.
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PREVIEW: Von der Leyen’s EU Commission bid seen hanging on Greens’ backing

15 hours 15 min ago
The newly elected European Parliament is holding its first plenary session in Strasbourg next week, with a potential majority for Commission President-designate Ursula von der Leyen seemingly hanging on the future of climate policies, as she needs backing from the Greens to secure a second term.
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EU countries more than three-quarters through 2024 free EUA allocations –Commission data

15 hours 51 min ago
EU member states have handed out more than three-quarters of their 2024 quotas of free carbon allowances under the ETS, according to data released by the European Commission.
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LEAK: EU ministers to call for expanding pool of climate finance contributors, no number in sight

16 hours 18 min ago
EU climate and environment ministers are poised to call for expanding the pool of countries contributing to the new global climate finance goal, in draft conclusions preparing for the EU’s COP29 negotiating position, although the document did not to specify the amount the bloc itself should provide.
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BRIEFING: EU energy and climate stories to watch in the weeks ahead

16 hours 59 min ago
Reporter Emanuela Barbiroglio recaps key EU energy and climate developments from last month and the stories to watch out for in the weeks ahead, as part of a briefing produced in cooperation with Clean Energy Wire.
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Carbon exchange confirms auction of Article 6 credits for next week following clarification of transfer technicalities

17 hours 47 min ago
The much-delayed auction for carbon credits, eligible for international trade under Article 6, from a Malawi clean cooking project has been confirmed for next week, organisers said Friday, after a clarification letter was published specifying that the initial transfer of the corresponding adjustment will occur upon issuance of the units.
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Colombian organisation kickstarts water credit pilot, eyes biodiversity market

17 hours 56 min ago
A Colombian non-profit has launched a water crediting pilot programme in a 20,000-hectare area of a river basin in its country, planning to issue the first units by year-end, while preparing a separate biodiversity credit pilot.
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Europe’s first 100% hydrogen-fuelled power plant launches for UK refinery

Fri, 2024-07-12 22:54
Europe's first hydrogen-ready combined heat and power plant (CHP) has been launched in northwest England that will supply power and steam to help decarbonise a refinery and other industrial users in the region.
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Renewable energy giant to research UK solar biodiversity impacts

Fri, 2024-07-12 22:48
The UK renewables arm of energy giant Electricite de France (EDF) has announced a project aimed at advancing research on the effects solar farms can have on biodiversity, including how they could generate benefits for nature.
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Euro Markets: Midday Update

Fri, 2024-07-12 21:35
European carbon prices rose for a second day, mimicking fluctuations in the natural gas market as trading activity fell away, while prices have held in an increasingly narrow band that has drawn various averages into the smallest range for a year.
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‘Lack of economics’ for hydrogen, CCS slowing green transition in petrochemicals, says Poland’s Orlen

Fri, 2024-07-12 21:34
Orlen, one of the largest oil refiners and retailers in Central and Eastern Europe, is looking at a range of technologies to hit net-zero emissions by 2050, including continued investments in wind power as well as clean hydrogen, small nuclear reactors, and carbon capture and storage (CCS), a company executive has said.
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CN Markets: Allocation plan fails to move CEA price, but liquidity improves

Fri, 2024-07-12 19:51
The release of a draft 2023-24 allowance allocation plan for the China ETS failed to ignite the world's largest compliance emissions market, which has seen prices remain rangebound with relatively low trading volume over the past week.
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Thai renewable energy firm, bank launch carbon credit-linked bonds

Fri, 2024-07-12 18:47
One of the leading renewable energy companies in Thailand has partnered with a local bank to issue fixed rate bonds linked with carbon credits in order to develop the country’s carbon market.
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BRIEFING: How Europe is preparing to regulate CO2 transport networks to unleash CCS

Fri, 2024-07-12 18:27
Lack of CO2 transport infrastructure is still regarded as the main obstacle for large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the EU, but potential business models are beginning to emerge as the European Commission prepares to regulate the nascent infrastructure industry.
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Xpansiv partners with environmental exchange to expand voluntary market presence in Japan

Fri, 2024-07-12 16:55
Market infrastructure provider Xpansiv has teamed up with an environmental commodities exchange to provide Japanese companies with access to the global voluntary carbon market, it announced Friday.
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Australian Safeguard facilities awarded A$91 mln to reduce emissions

Fri, 2024-07-12 12:25
Heavy industrial facilities covered under Australia’s Safeguard Mechanism have been granted A$91 million ($61 mln) by the federal government to install new equipment to reduce carbon emissions.
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Indonesian court overturns Rimba Raya REDD project’s permit revocation

Fri, 2024-07-12 10:44
An Indonesian court has ruled in favour of the local concession holder of the giant Rimba Raya REDD project, overturning the national government's revocation of its licence to operate the scheme.
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WCI Markets: Delayed implementation of ETS changes overshadows bullish takeaways from ARB rulemaking workshop

Fri, 2024-07-12 10:27
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices struggled to register upside despite some clarity on ARB’s allowance budget cut plans at Wednesday’s rulemaking workshop, given the unexpected delay in implementation, pushed further to 2026.
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