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12 Jan 2022

Debate on avoidance and REDD+ carbon projects to dominate the next UN Climate Conference

The 193 nations taking part in the Paris Agreement found a compromise on many controversial issues when implementing Article 6 at the UN Climate Conference in November 2021 . But some questions remain unanswered: Should avoidance and REDD+ carbon projects be allowed under the new crediting scheme to be implemented under Article 6 Paragraph 4? And under which circumstances? This subject is now set to dominate the scene in the run up to the next UN Climate Conference, the...

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10 Jan 2022

Fuel for Thought: Is it time to take politics out of the US EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard?

If there is a consensus among US producers of transportation fuels about the long-delayed Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Renewable Volume Obligation for 2020, 2021 and 2022 under the Renewable Fuel Standard it is that no one is completely satisfied. Some political divisions remain the same

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10 Jan 2022

Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this year

We kick off this year’s Commodity Tracker series with a look at voluntary carbon prices as well as the correlation between commodities and inflation. The unrest in Kazakhstan, oil demand growth, metallurgical coal supply and Henry Hub prices are also in focus. 1. Voluntary carbon prices expected to sustain upward momentum in 2022 What’s happening? The Platts carbon price assessments saw an exponential rise in 2021

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