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Monday, March 8, 2010
Request for Greenhouse Gas Voluntary Emission Reduction Credit Proposals -
CantorCO2e, LP (CantorCO2e), as agent for a client, solicits offers to sell and option greenhouse gas (GHG) verified emission reductions (VERs). Offers will be given consideration if the documentation is provided evidencing that the reductions meet the following specifications: - 2006  2015 vintage - Derived from current or prospective projects in New Jersey. - Registered  or can be registered with: - Climate Action Registry - Voluntary Carbon Standard - American Carbon Registry - TZ1 Registry - Environmental Resources Trust - Gold Standard - Have non-GHG benefits associated with the project - Result from an activity for which there exists a protocol accepted by one of the above registries (or others as may be accepted by CantorCO2e acting on behalf of its client) - Generate > 5,000 metric tonnes of credits per year - Likelihood that the credits can be convertible used to comply with future GHG compliance requirements - In the case of options, willingness to agree to 6  12 month option and option premium of 2.5% - 5% (which is applicable to the purchase price). - Sub $6/tonne offer/strike price - Replacement guarantee if the credits are not maintained to the satisfaction of the buyer Proposals will be evaluated and ranked against the above criteria. It is expected that a quantity of between 5,000 and 100,000 metric tons may be purchased. However, it is possible that all offers may be rejected. Decision(s) regarding project(s) credits offered are expected to be made between 30 and 90 days of submittal. Final purchases are subject to the conclusion of a mutually acceptable and signed agreement. Please click here to submit offers. Questions may be directed to Josh Margolis at 800 228 2955 ext 1 or jmargolis@cantorco2e.com.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Energy Risk Awards 2010: Call for entries, deadline 12th March 2010 -
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Monday, March 1, 2010
National: Release of Draft Senate Climate Bill Expected This Week -
Amid speculation, criticism, dissension and confusion, senate bill drafters are expected to release a draft of their climate bill this week to fellow Senators. In what appears to be a piecemeal approach, the Senators are expected to propose different standards and mechanisms for different industries. Some key details are beginning to leak out in advance of the draft.
Monday, March 1, 2010
National: Congress and Courts Move forward on EPA Endangerment Finding -
On Tuesday House Republicans will introduce a resolution to overturn EPA’s “endangerment finding” following Senator Murkowski’s resolution in the Senate last month. In a parallel development, the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals took administrative action on 16 petitions against EPA’s finding.
Monday, March 1, 2010
National: EPA to Propose Carbon Limits for Heavy Duty Vehicles -
EPA signals it will regulate greenhouse gas emissions from heavy duty vehicles -- following the finalization its stationary source and tailpipe GHG standards for light and duty autos and trucks in less than 4 weeks. With the three rules in place, EPA will regulate the majority of the nation’s stationary sources – without federal legislation.
Monday, March 1, 2010
National: Walmart Plans to Cut 20 Million Tons of CO2 From Supply Chain by 2015 -
In a move that represents a major trend in supply chain and product lifecycle carbon management, Walmart announced plans to cut 20 million tons of CO2 from its supply chain by 2015. Other retailers, government agencies and consumer groups are pursuing supply chain carbon cuts. However, concerns have been raised that the reductions are not as cost-effective as they could be for suppliers.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Mar 9: Carbon Trading After Copenhagen - Harvard Club -
Monday, March 1, 2010
National: Major Solar Power Plant Receives $1.37bn U.S. Loan Guarantee -
In its largest loan guarantee to a solar project, the U.S. Department of Energy provided a $1.37 billion guarantee to renewable energy project developer for the construction of a 2,600 MW solar power plant in Southern California.
Monday, March 1, 2010
States: California Transitions from Voluntary to Regulatory Carbon Offset Protocols -
In an 8-1 vote, California regulators adopt a new process for creating greenhouse gas offset projects for regulatory compliance under the state’s AB 32 cap and trade program.
Monday, March 1, 2010
States: California Adopts Cap on SF6 Emissions from Electrical Equipment -
As part of its implementation of its “Global Warming Solutions Act,” the State of California passed a rule limiting sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions from electric transmission and distribution equipment.
Monday, March 1, 2010
States: New Mexico Legislature Fails to Pass Climate Legislation -
As EPA moves forward to finalize greenhouse gas rules, New Mexico’s legislature fails to pass cap and trade legislation that would enable the state to participate in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
Monday, March 1, 2010
States: Utah House Passes Resolution to Leave the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) -
In a move anticipating EPA’s finalization of sweeping GHG rules and the chamber’s claims of a climate change conspiracy, the Utah House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for Governor Herbert (R) to pull out of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) – something he intends to pursue.
Monday, March 1, 2010
International: Canadian Premiers Concerned About Protectionism Under EPA Climate Regulations -
Seven Canadian Premiers meet with Obama Administration officials recently to express concerns that GHG regulations or legislation will contain protectionist measures.
Monday, March 1, 2010
International: Changes Coming to United Nations Climate Change Research -
Amid mounting criticism over the emails sent by climate researchers and the political impact it has on federal and international climate politics, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced that it would make significant changes to its organization and methods of collecting and presenting data.
Monday, March 1, 2010
International: India Will Use Coal Tax to Fund Clean Energy Investments -
India has announced a plan that would tax domestic and imported coal at 50 rupees, or $1, per metric ton. The government will use the tax revenue to invest in clean energy projects.
Monday, February 22, 2010
National: EPA Announces Timeline for GHG Regulations -
On Monday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson outlined the agency’s plan for implementing its pending rule for large emitters of greenhouse gases. Some see the announcement as EPA backing off under fire, others see the timetable as a date certain that their facilities will be capped and regulated in less than in 10 months. In addition, the agency for the first time outlined its timeline to regulate smaller sources emitting less than 25,000 MTCO2e per year.
Monday, February 22, 2010
National: Obama Expected to Unveil Natural Gas and Clean Coal Incentives -
In a continuing effort to push for passage of a climate bill, President Obama, in a speech this Wednesday to the Business Roundtable, is expected to unveil a proposal to appeal to the natural gas and coal industries. Last night’s defection of 5 GOP senators to support a Democrat-led jobs bill could signal a similar dynamic for the climate bill.
Monday, February 22, 2010
National: EPA Budget Hearings Expected to Focus On GHG Rules -
Today and tomorrow, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be grilled by -- and likely push back on -- U.S. senators and representatives concerned about the Administration’s greenhouse gas rules. As highlighted earlier by CantorCO2e, the Administration’s request to evaluate “market based approaches” to greenhouse gas reductions is expected to draw fire.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: EPA Likely to Set More Stringent Greenhouse BACT Standard Than Calpine Carbon Permit -
With five weeks left to finalize the rule, the EPA indicated that its final Greenhouse Gas PSD/Title V Tailoring Rule is likely to have Best Available Control Technology (BACT) requirements more stringent than that issued to Calpine for its proposed natural gas plant in California. CantorCO2e has spoken directly with President’ Obama’s lead air regulator, Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. We have the inside scoop.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: Plan B on Federal Cap and Trade – EPA Signals NSPS as Possible Vehicle for GHG Trading System -
As Congress struggles over a federal climate bill, EPA has signaled its intent in public comments and the President’s proposed 2011budget to potentially establish a greenhouse gas cap and trade program for major sources under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: 16 Legal Challenges to EPA GHG Endangerment Finding -
A variety of industry organizations, states, legislators and policy groups file lawsuits against EPA’s greenhouse gas endangerment finding to block the agency’s final rules that are due in six weeks.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: White House Issues Draft NEPA Guidance for Federal Agencies to Analyze Climate Impacts -
On Thursday the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released draft guidance to federal agencies to analyze the impacts of their actions on climate and to evaluate alternatives under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). With far-reaching consequences, the guidance proposes that agencies identify alternatives for mitigation.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: Senate Climate Bill Update: Kerry-Graham-Lieberman, Cap-and-Dividend, Murkowski EPA Resolution, Graham Energy Bill -
While Washington D.C. digs out from its “snowmagedon” the Senate and lobbyists continue to be very busy. We provide an update on major developments.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: Obama Administration Awards $8.3 Billion in Nuclear Loan Guarantees to Spur Climate Legislation -
In the first of a series of events this week to demonstrate the Administration’s willingness to compromise in order to pass climate and energy legislation – as well as create jobs -- the President announced loan guarantees to start building new nuclear reactors in the U.S.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: 3 Companies Leave Climate Coalition – Problem or a Change in Strategy? -
Three companies announced their departure from the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), established to pass federal climate legislation. Is this a indication of serious problems or a change in strategy by the departing members?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: Obama Administration Reaffirms Support for Cap and Trade -
Last week the Obama administration released its annual Economic Report of the President, which assesses the administration’s economic priorities and progress. In the report released by the White House Council of Economic Advisors, the administration reaffirms its commitment to cap and trade to reduce carbon emissions.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: Electric Utility Industry Sees Cap and Trade Bill as a Priority -
The nation's largest electric utility industry association formally signaled that passage of a federal cap and trade bill is a priority for 2010.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: DC’s “Snowmaggedon” Provides Fuel for Climate Change Skeptics -
Climate change skeptics used DC’s record-breaking snowfall this past week as an opportunity to criticize climate change science. Pundits declared it was the end of climate change legislation. However, the Winter Olympics is struggling to maintain enough snow for the games, Western Australia is suffering through the worst heat wave in 750 years, and Brazil has record temperatures. Is it global warming, climate change, or fantasy? Who’s right?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: EPA & Senate Pursue SOx, NOx, and Mercury Emission Cuts – In Addition to Greenhouse Gas -
A bipartisan group of senators have submitted legislation that would amend the Clean Air Act to require drastic sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury emission cuts. At the same time EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signaled her agency’s intent to move forward on rulemaking this spring to reduce SOx, NOx, Mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The impact of EPA regulation on coal-fired electricity generation will be measured in tens of Gigawatts.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
National: Pentagon Will Soon Produce Algae Biofuels Equal to Cost of Fossil Fuels -
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) claims that it will begin producing algae-based jet fuel for less than $3/gallon. DARPA has already extracted oil from algae ponds at a cost of $2/gallon. The Agency plans to begin large-scale refining of algae biofuels.
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