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China’s Guangdong to tighten CO2 cap, issue permits to national ETS participants

Published 13:17 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:32 on August 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong will tighten the CO2 cap in its emissions trading scheme for 2017 and advance issuance of allowances to all included sectors despite the lack of clarity over what will happen once the national ETS begins.

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China launches fresh consultation round on MRV for major sectors

Published 11:34 on August 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:30 on August 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China on Friday launched a new consultation on MRV rules for 14 major sectors, including some of those due to be brought into the national emissions trading scheme.

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Shell inks carbon trade deal with Chinese cement conglomerate

Published 11:21 on August 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:13 on August 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

Shell’s Chinese carbon trading arm has signed a contract with one of China’s biggest cement manufacturers to initiate several bilateral deals for the national emissions trading scheme, the companies announced Thursday.

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Frustration grows over China ETS uncertainty

Published 09:28 on August 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:59 on August 15, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese carbon traders are growing increasingly frustrated over the government’s unwillingness to clarify how and when the national emissions trading scheme will be rolled out, with some talking about leaving the market.

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China sees surge in coal consumption, though carbon market likely unaffected

Published 14:03 on August 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:28 on August 14, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

After several years of flatlining, coal-fired power generation has surged in China this year, likely pushing up carbon emissions but not necessarily boosting CO2 demand in the soon-to-be-launched national ETS, according to analysts.

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China considering power sector-only ETS, reports say

Published 15:18 on August 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:27 on August 14, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China might shrink its planned emissions trading scheme further to only cover electricity generators from the start, domestic media reported Sunday, citing unnamed government officials.

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Prospects dimming for China ETS launch this year

Published 12:00 on August 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:28 on August 14, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

While China is still expected to formally launch its national CO2 emissions trading scheme in November, it is looking increasingly likely that an emissions cap and compliance obligations will only come into play next year, according to sources.

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Aluminium smelters object to uniform CO2 benchmarking in China ETS

Published 11:33 on August 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:32 on August 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Chinese aluminium smelters say the government’s plan to use one uniform benchmark for the sector to allocate CO2 permits under the national emissions trading scheme is unfair and favours some regions over others.

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Coal, cement first up as China’s Fujian plans energy consumption trading scheme

Published 09:55 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:34 on August 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Coal-fired power plants and cement manufacturers are set to be regulated when China’s Fujian province later this year rolls out one of four planned pilot energy consumption permit trading schemes.

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China’s Hebei to make major manufacturing cuts under pollution curbs

Published 13:40 on August 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:41 on August 7, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

One of China’s major industrial hub provinces will cut manufacturing in some ETS sectors during winter to curb air pollution, a move that might contribute to oversupply in the national emissions trading scheme.

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