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Monday, April 16, 2012
BGC Update: CPUC Revised Draft on IOU Carbon Compliance Procurement -
Monday, April 09, 2012
BGC Update: CARB Releases Opt-in Covered Entity Guidance -
Thursday, April 05, 2012
BGC Update: Summary of CARB Webinar on Early Action Offsets on 4/5/2012 -
Monday, April 02, 2012
BGC Update: California Air Resource Board Revises California Carbon Rules -
Friday, March 30, 2012
BGC Update: CARB Releases Draft Amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation for Linkage -
Friday, March 30, 2012
BGC Update: Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Oral Argument Schedule Released -
Thursday, March 29, 2012
BGC Update: CARB Webinar on Offsets -
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
BGC Update: Lawsuit Filed against CARB related to Offset Rules under AB32 -
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
BGC Carbon Market Update: ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols Announcement -
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Determination of Philadelphia Area PM2.5 Attainment Status -

Due to adverse comment, the EPA is withdrawing their proposed determination that the Philadelphia Area attained the 1997 annual PM 2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by its attainment date of April 5th, 2010. The Philadelphia Area is comprised of the New Castle County in Delaware; Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey; and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania.

Please follow the link below for more information on this matter:
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/03/13/2012-5880/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-delaware-new-jersey-and-pennsylvania

For more information on this and other environmental markets please contact us at 646.346.6899

Thursday, March 15, 2012
BGC Update: Public Comments Released on PUC Proposed Decision -
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
EDC Auction Starting Price and Final Number Announcement -
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
CA Public Utilities Commission Releases Proposed Decision on Utility Greenhouse Gas Procurement Procedures -
CA Public Utilities Commission Releases Proposed Decision on Utility Greenhouse Gas Procurement Procedures On February 21, 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) released their proposed decision related to greenhouse gas procurement processes for utilities. In their proposed decision, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company are authorized to procure both offsets & allowances with restrictions on the ways in the which they can participate in the market. For allowances, the utilities will be allowed to participate in Air Resources Board (ARB) run auctions, structure forward contracts and procure via PUC approved exchanges. They will not be allowed to enter into options or swaps transactions based on the proposal at this time. This may be reconsidered in the future as the market develops. Utilities will also be authorized to procure ARB-certified offsets up to the 8% limit, but only if the Seller assumes the liability of invalidation. Any desire to procure compliance instruments via the open market will have to be done via a request for offer process.  Utilities will also be granted the right to resell contingent on PUC approval. In an effort to prevent over-buying, the PUC has placed minimum and maximum purchase limits on the utilities set as follows:  For the 2013-2014 Period                              For the 2015-2017 Period    2012: 10% - 60%                                                N/A - 10%    2013: 30% - 90%                                                5% - 20%    2014: N/A - 110%                                              10% - 40%    2015:                                                                   20% - 60% The proposed decision is open for public comment. Comments may be submitted to the PUC via email to pva@cpuc.ca.gov. Should you like to discuss the proposed decision or the potential impacts on the marketplace, please give your BGC broker a call at 646.346.6899.    
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
EPA Makes Minor Revisions To CSAPR -
Monday, January 30, 2012
BGC - California Cap & Trade Update -
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
EPA Reinstates All CAIR Allowances -
Monday, January 09, 2012
California Cap & Trade Announcement from ARB -
California Cap & Trade Announcement from ARB An Announcement from The California Air Resources Board... The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is providing an online registration form for covered entities to register for the cap-and-trade program as required by the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Regulation.Under the regulation, entities that meet the requirements to be designated as “covered entities” must register for the cap-and-trade program by January 31, 2012. The information provided by registrants is needed to initiate the regulatory relationship between ARB and entities subject to the cap-and-trade regulation. This information will also be used to communicate important regulatory and implementation information with the covered entities. Voluntary market participants may also use the form to register for the program, but they are not subject to the January 31, 2012 deadline. The form and supporting documentation may be accessed from the ARB website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/registration/registration.htm Guidance to help facilities determine if they are designated as a “covered entity” is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/registration/registration-guidance.pdf Additional information about the cap-and-trade program and regulation can be accessed from our website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm *Update on Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service* ARB staff is also developing the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) to support the cap-and-trade regulation. CITSS will provide accounts for market participants to hold and retire compliance instruments (allowances and ARB offsets), and to participate in transactions of compliance instruments with other account holders. Registration in the CITSS will be available by spring of 2012. Staff will provide training on the system and details as part of the CITSS registration process. For Information on the California Carbon Markets, please contact BGC at 646.346.6899.  
Thursday, January 05, 2012
EPA Proposes to Approve SCAQMD's Rule 317 -
EPA Proposes to Approve SCAQMD's Rule 317 EPA announces their proposed adoption of South Coast Air Quality Management District's Clean Air Act Non-Attainment Fee Rule 317. EPA will accept comments on the proposal for 30 days once publication in the Federal Register has occurred. If you would like to submit comments, please visit www.regulations.gov and search by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2011-0876. If you have any questions about the RECLAIM or South Coast ERC markets, please give us a call at 646.346.6899.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Welcome Back & Happy New Year! -
Welcome Back & Happy New Year! Good morning and Happy New Year! We hope this email finds you relaxed from a long weekend. As the year came to a close we were reflecting on the regulatory and market happenings of 2011. What a year it was and the courts certainly wanted it to end with a bang. If you have not had a chance to read the announcement regarding the court's decision on the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard in our December Market Report, please give us a call at 646.346.6899 and we'd gladly walk you through it and the potential implications on the California carbon cap and trade program. Thank you again for your business in 2011. We look forward to working with you on your carbon, ERCs and RECLAIM needs in 2012.  
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Court Stays CSAPR Program -
Friday, December 30, 2011
CSAPR: Court Rules to Stay pending review of petitions -
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
BGC Update: Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for Power Plants -
Friday, December 16, 2011
AIR v. CARB Appellate Court Update -
AIR v. CARB Appellate Court Update Association of Irritated Residents et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al. Case: A132165, 1st District, Division 3 Disposition date: 2011-12-15 Disposition description: Voluntary dismissal Disposition status as of 2011-12-15: Partial Notes: BY THE COURT: Upon due consideration of the request to dismiss appeal filed on December 8, 2011, the request is granted and the appeal filed by defendants and appellants California Air Resources Board et al. is dismissed. The appeal filed by plaintiffs and appellants Association of Irritated Residents et al. shall proceed. For information on the Carbon Markets, please contact BGC at 646.346.6899
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
BGC EBS Update: California Formally Approves AB 32 Cap and Trade Rule for January Start -
Thursday, October 20, 2011
BGC Breaking News: California Air Resources Board Passes AB 32 Cap and Trade Program -
Monday, October 17, 2011
Environmental Finance Magazine Annual Survey -
Friday, October 14, 2011
BGC EBS California Regulatory Update: AB 32 Cap & Trade and Draft RPS Rule -
Thursday, October 06, 2011
BGC EBS Breaking News: EPA Proposes Changes to Cross State Air Pollution Rule -
Thursday, October 06, 2011
BGC EBS Breaking News: EPA Proposes Changes to Cross State Air Pollution Rule -
-- /1,800 CSAPR NOx Seasonal 2012 100 1,000/2,500 Contact Your BGC Broker for More Information BGC Environmental Brokerage Services will continue to keep you updated on developments and details on this fast-moving regulation. For more details, please contact your BGC Environmental Brokerage Services broker at 646.346.6899.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
BGC EBS Breaking News: California Supreme Court Upholds AB 32 Cap and Trade Program -
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