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Opponents of Washington’s fledgling cap-and-trade program have delivered 418,399 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in a push to repeal the program.
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Washington's Nov. 8 cap-and-trade auction cleared all 5 million carbon emissions allowances put up for bid at a Tier 1 price of $51.90 the state's Ecology Department said.
The state will tentatively seek to link its cap-and-trade program with the California-Quebec carbon market in an effort to reduce the financial impact of pricing carbon in its economy.
A meeting of CAISO’s Greenhouse Gas Coordination Working Group illustrated the complexity Western stakeholders confront in addressing greenhouse gasses in the region’s expanding electricity markets.
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A decision by Washington to link its cap-and-trade program to the one shared by California and Quebec should benefit participants in both systems, according to preliminary analysis by the state.
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Washington state officials expect to soon decide whether to join the California-Quebec cap-and-trade program.
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The suit by a conservative group attempted to halt the state’s cap-and trade program by eliminating Department of Ecology’s rulemaking authority.
Oil companies are increasingly resisting climate change measures, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and a panel of climate experts told a group of University of Washington engineering students.
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Allowance prices continued to rise after the state’s latest cap-and-trade auction cleared at $63.03, up nearly 13% from the previous auction.
Washington’s first cap-and-trade auction from the program’s Allowance Price Containment Reserve raised almost $62.5 million, the Ecology Department said.
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