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IETA members expect UK exit from EU ETS, but spread of global emissions markets -survey

Published 11:46 on May 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:40 on May 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EU ETS, International, Shipping, US  /  No Comments

Six out of 10 respondents in the International Emissions Trading Association’s market sentiment survey expect the UK to drop out of the EU ETS, but most are optimistic that new markets will emerge globally driven by China and the aviation sector.

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Value of world’s carbon pricing schemes edges up year-on-year while govt revenues drop -report

Published 18:10 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:24 on May 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the world’s carbon markets and CO2 tax regimes rose by 7% in 2017, with eight new pricing initiatives helping to nearly double the total number over the past five years, but government revenues have dropped by some 15%, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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Carbon market expects to avoid Trump backfire -survey

Published 09:00 on May 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:19 on May 18, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

Most global carbon market participants don’t expect the Trump presidency to directly impact international emissions markets, according to an annual survey by Thomson Reuters, although more respondents than before said CO2 markets are doing little to cut emissions.

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Trimmed China ETS to cover at least 5 billion tonnes of CO2 from start -analysts

Published 15:45 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:51 on May 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s national ETS will probably only include three or four sectors when it launches later this year, analysts said, but it will still regulate 5-5.5 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, making it by far the world’s largest market by coverage from the outset.

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China preps allowance allocation rules for three sectors to kickstart ETS

Published 11:38 on May 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:51 on May 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has drawn up draft allocation rules for the three sectors expected to be covered by its national carbon market from the outset, revealing plans to hold back a large share of permits until ex-post adjustments are done in order to guard against potentially faulty historical emissions data.

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Sichuan carbon exchange looking for voluntary market for offset demand

Published 10:49 on May 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:14 on May 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Sichuan United Environment Exchange (SUEEX), one of nine Chinese exchanges with government clearance to offer carbon trading, is calling for policies to drive up voluntary demand for carbon offsets in the absence of clarity over the compliance use of the credits in the national emissions trading scheme.

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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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