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China’s Shanxi to set up forestry carbon market

Published 17:14 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:14 on April 26, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s Shanxi province is planning to set up an exchange to handle transactions of forestry credits resulting from its tree-planting programme, according to local media.

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China lays out 2030 energy cap, vows to meet CO2 target

Published 11:27 on April 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 06:33 on April 26, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s energy consumption will increase by 20% over the 2020s, but major efforts to slash the share of fossil fuels means the nation will still meet its emissions obligations under the Paris Agreement, the government said Tuesday.

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Hanergy carbon subsidiary blames losses on China’s offset restrictions

Published 12:18 on April 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:21 on April 20, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Hanergy Carbon Asset Management Co., the carbon arm of one of China’s biggest renewable energy firms, posted a loss for the third successive year in 2016 amid tighter offset restrictions in the regional pilot CO2 markets.

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Rebound for carbon-intensive industries pushes up China’s power consumption

Published 11:49 on April 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:34 on April 19, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s power consumption grew at a higher-than-expected rate in the first three months of the year thanks to a resurgence in carbon-intensive manufacturing industries that has pushed up fossil-fuelled power generation, according to official data.

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China to update grid emission baselines for carbon offsets

Published 09:44 on April 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:36 on April 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has launched a consultation process to update the grid emission factors that are used to calculate how many international and domestic offsets can be generated from power projects.

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Lowball CCER listing follows China’s offset freeze

Published 16:14 on April 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:44 on April 12, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A batch of 56,000 CCERs was offered on the Guangdong carbon exchange on Wednesday at 8-10 yuan ($1.16-1.45), well below recent levels, suggesting prices are suffering from the uncertainties surrounding China’s offset market.

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Number of Chinese CO2 exchanges hits 30 as investors seek market foothold

Published 10:27 on April 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:44 on April 11, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The city of Turpan in western China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region recently became home to the nation’s 30th carbon trading exchange, even as government officials have said only a few bourses will be allowed to operate in the national emissions trading scheme.

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China steel producers warn of losses if govt cuts CO2 allocation

Published 12:29 on April 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:43 on April 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s steel producers could face additional costs of 400 million yuan ($58 million) annually if the government reduces their free allocation of CO2 permits by 1% each year, the sector said Monday.

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China’s carbon firms reach out to OTC stock market for fresh funding

Published 14:27 on April 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:13 on April 7, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese carbon firms are reaching out to investors in the nation’s fledgling over-the-counter (OTC) stock market in a bid to secure funding while the Chinese offset market is temporarily closed and other obvious sources of finance are limited.

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FEATURE: China’s national carbon market gets off to a cracking start, virtually

Published 17:45 on April 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:45 on April 5, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

An online Chinese carbon trading game seems to be attracting more interest than the country’s regional pilot markets as thousands of amateurs join professionals in an attempt to win real cash and prizes by virtually speculating on prices while keeping an eye on their compliance obligations.

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