Latest Emissions trading News

Can Oregon Democrats learn from B.C.’s carbon tax?

May. 12, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

In 2019 and again in 2020, Oregon Republicans walked out of the state Legislature to prevent a vote on cap-and-trade climate bills. The legislation was meant to drive down the state’s carbon emissions, but Republicans feared the bills would place the greatest burden of higher fuel prices on...

Wolf takes next step to start carbon emissions caps in 2022

May. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Tuesday solidified its intention to begin imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants next year as part of a multi-state consortium, over the protests of coal- and gas-region lawmakers and elements of the energy...

Washington's pandemic session: Remote work, weighty topics

Apr. 26, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers had no shortage of weighty topics they tackled this session while having to conduct their work amid a pandemic that meant most meetings and votes were done remotely. By the time they concluded their 105-day session Sunday...

Washington House passes cap-and-trade bill

Apr. 23, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington House on Friday passed a cap-and-trade measure that puts a price on carbon emissions and includes a new 5-cent increase of the gas tax. The bill passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 54-43 vote and now heads back to the Senate for a...

Maine gets more than $4M from cap and trade auctions

Apr. 12, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials said the state has received more than $4 million from an auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances during the first quarter of the year. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said the auction was part of its cap-and-trade...

Washington state Senate OKs carbon-cap legislation

Apr. 09, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate has passed two key pieces of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a plan to put a price on carbon pollution and a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other...