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CP Daily: Monday March 18, 2019

5 hours 15 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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California task force to review existing offset protocols as member applications expected in April

5 hours 17 min ago
California’s proposed Offset Protocol Task Force (OPTF) could design new offset protocols or tweak existing ones to bolster the supply of credits that could provide direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs) in the next decade, regulatory sources told Carbon Pulse.
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EU Market: EUAs slide to March low as power drop stokes bearish bets

8 hours 5 min ago
EUAs fell to their lowest so far this month in a volatile session that saw carbon crash through several technical supports before rebounding strongly late on.
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Connecticut utilities, Dominion agree to retain major nuclear plant  

10 hours 48 min ago
Connecticut’s two electric utility companies struck a deal Friday with Dominion Energy to keep its zero-emitting Millstone Nuclear Plant from early retirement, while the six New England governors also signed an agreement to cooperate on bolstering nuclear power in the US region.
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Virginia aiming to finalise RGGI cap-and-trade regulation by April

11 hours 14 min ago
Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is aiming to send its RGGI cap-and-trade regulation to the state's Air Pollution Control Board for final approval by mid-April, a state official said.
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Brussels flags timeline for 2018 ETS data releases

11 hours 34 min ago
The European Commission will release preliminary raw data on 2018 EU ETS emissions on Apr. 1, it said on Monday, figures that are expected to show a resumption of the market’s declining trend.
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CP Daily: Friday March 15, 2019

Sat, 2019-03-16 08:39
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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May WCI auction supply dips nearly 18% as California unsold volume ends

Sat, 2019-03-16 08:33
California and Quebec will auction more than 75 million current and future vintage allowances at its May 14 sale, which will not include any California unsold permits for the first time in nearly two years.
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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Mar. 15, 2019

Sat, 2019-03-16 08:25
A summary of legislative action on carbon pricing and clean energy bills at the US state level taken this week, including the passage of a 100% clean electricity bill in New Mexico, calls for higher GHG targets in Maine, and a carbon sequestration financial package in Washington state.
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Implementation of Ontario emissions performance standard still mired in uncertainty   

Sat, 2019-03-16 07:57
Concerns that Ontario’s proposed emissions reduction system for large emitters could be weaker than Ottawa’s ‘backstop’ programme may not matter if the provincial government won’t commit to the policy in the long-term amid legal and political uncertainty, stakeholders said at a webinar on Friday.
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Climate Policy Intern, Institute for European Environmental Policy – Brussels

Sat, 2019-03-16 06:21
IEEP has a vacancy for a climate policy intern. The successful internship applicant will support the Climate & Governance Team in contributing to the organisation of a conference for a client on the subject of climate justice in conjunction with the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, as well as the dissemination of its results.
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EU Market: EUAs dip for a 2.2% weekly loss as Brexit uncertainty continues

Sat, 2019-03-16 05:20
European carbon prices eased back on Friday in relatively calm trade that remains stifled by uncertainty over how and when Britain might leave the EU carbon market.
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Germany, Italy help EU reach ‘two-thirds complete’ mark in 2019 free EUA allocations

Sat, 2019-03-16 04:53
EU member states have handed out a further 57 million free carbon allowances over the past fortnight, with Germany and Italy accounting for the bulk of that.
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ENI becomes second oil major to include REDD in climate commitments

Sat, 2019-03-16 03:07
Italian oil major ENI will invest in forest protection as part of a voluntary pledge to achieve net zero upstream emissions by 2030, it said on Friday, but the firm’s plans to grow fossil fuel output mean its full carbon footprint is still likely to rise.
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RGGI auction surprises traders with yet another above-market result

Sat, 2019-03-16 01:53
The northeast US RGGI cap-and-trade programme’s first auction of 2019 cleared above the secondary market price, results showed Friday, falling well outside of market participants’ expectations prior to the sale.
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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Mar. 15, 2019

Fri, 2019-03-15 22:58
Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week.
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Australia broadens method to generate offsets from animal manure

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:42
Australia on Friday released a new draft method to broaden and simplify generation of carbon offsets from animal effluent.
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Australia loosens CO2 caps for coal mining companies

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:17
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has raised CO2 emission caps for three coal mining companies, data released this week showed, including a 64% increase for Anglo Coal’s Moranbah North mine.
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Minister gives clearest indication yet that NZ govt wants agriculture in ETS

Fri, 2019-03-15 14:50
New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson on Friday said the government will bring the nation’s biggest-emitting sector into its emissions trading scheme.
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CP Daily: Thursday March 14, 2019

Fri, 2019-03-15 09:37
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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