China SOEs building carbon trading teams as cap-and-trade programme looms

Published 13:34 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 13:52 on October 21, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A number of China’s biggest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are setting up specialised emissions trading teams to deal with next year’s launch of a national carbon market, with some companies - such as Chinalco, the world’s second biggest aluminium producer - expecting to face a shortfall of CO2 permits. Read More

France to abandon carbon floor price -media

Published 01:29 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 01:34 on October 21, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

France is set to abandon its plan to introduce a carbon floor price on its energy sector, French media reported late on Thursday, citing several anonymous sources. Read More

EU Market: Late surge pushes EUAs to minor weekly rise

Published 18:34 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 18:43 on October 21, 2016  /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

EU carbon prices surged on thin volume late on Friday to nudge EUAs into the black for the week, but they were still short of the four-month high of €6.14 touched on Tuesday. Read More

Ontario, Quebec ink hydro power deal seen cutting CO2 by 1M tonnes/year

Published 23:45 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 23:54 on October 21, 2016  /  Americas, Canada  /  No Comments

Ontario has inked a deal to buy 14 TWh of hydro power from neighbouring Quebec between 2017 and 2023 in a bid to cut its emissions and reduce reliance on gas-fired generation. Read More

Second Chinese province launches major forest carbon credit programme

Published 05:54 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:39 on October 21, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s Jilin province will roll out a 6-million hectare carbon credit forestry programme that it expects will net local industry some 800 million yuan ($118 million) a year from offset sales by 2020. Read More

109k tonnes of methane leaked from California's Aliso Canyon -ARB

Published 00:33 on October 22, 2016  /  Last updated at 00:41 on October 22, 2016  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California's Aliso Canyon natural gas leak emitted 109,000 metric tonnes of methane between late Oct. 2015 and mid-Feb. 2016, according to the final estimate released by the state's Air Resources Board (ARB) on Friday. Read More

Clean tech firm to buy stake in Hubei carbon exchange

Published 08:20 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:38 on October 21, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A Shenzhen-listed clean tech firm has agreed to buy a 55-million yuan ($8.14 million) stake in the China Emissions Exchange in Hubei, although the deal is subject to government approval. Read More

Project developer Carbonbay names new MD

Published 16:42 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 16:42 on October 21, 2016  /  Bavardage, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms  /  No Comments

Renewable energy project developer Carbonbay has appointed a new managing director, the Hamburg-based firm told Carbon Pulse. Read More

CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Oct. 21, 2016

Published 14:27 on October 21, 2016  /  Last updated at 14:31 on October 21, 2016  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week. Read More

China finalises allowance allocation plan for world’s biggest carbon market

Published 09:09 on October 20, 2016  /  Last updated at 17:52 on October 20, 2016  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has finalised the allocation plan for the national emissions trading scheme and is awaiting approval by the State Council, but has already begun implementation talks with provincial leaders, a senior official said Thursday. Read More

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