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China to merge climate change, ETS into new ministry in major government shuffle

Published 07:29 on March 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:02 on March 13, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China will move its climate change office into a new Ecological Environment Ministry, the government said Tuesday, creating further uncertainty around the implementation of its national emissions trading scheme.

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China caps 2018 energy consumption growth, paves way for CO2 drop

Published 09:15 on March 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:12 on March 9, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China will cap its 2018 energy use at 4.55 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent, a 1.3% rise on last year, and reduce the share of coal in the energy mix, the government said, foreshadowing an absolute drop in CO2 emissions from coal burning.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2018 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:18 on March 2, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Carbon Forward conference and training day. Spend two days with top experts, players, and decision-makers from the global carbon markets as they address today’s most attractive opportunities and pressing challenges. And join us for the EU ETS pre-conference training day organised by carbon market experts Redshaw Advisors, where you will learn how to effectively manage your carbon risk ahead of the looming overhaul of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

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China industry group urges parliament to pass ETS legislation

Published 12:24 on March 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:17 on March 2, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce on Friday urged the country’s parliament to push legislation underpinning the national emissions trading scheme ahead of its annual congressional session, which begins next week.

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China’s 2017 CO2 emissions seen up, despite drop in carbon intensity

Published 10:40 on February 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:14 on February 28, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The carbon intensity of China’s economy fell 5.1% in 2017, the National Statistics Bureau said Wednesday, but analysts concluded that total emissions still rose due to the country’s strong economic growth.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2018

Published 23:01 on February 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:07 on February 28, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s new report finds 2017 marks a key step forward for emissions trading. The adoption of ETSs in emerging economies, structural reforms and new cooperation initiatives have boosted confidence in carbon markets and help establish emissions trading as an important tool in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Guangdong CO2 exchange targets Europeans as it notches rare offshore deal

Published 10:37 on February 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:51 on February 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The China Emissions Exchange in Guangdong is seeking government approval for a foreign capital quota for carbon trade as it recorded its second-ever offshore CO2 permit deal, amid signs that international firms haven’t completely turned their backs on China following the national ETS delay.

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Data shows cut-price, opaque bilateral deals makes up most of Beijing’s carbon trade

Published 09:40 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:48 on February 12, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

As much as two-thirds of the volume traded in Beijing’s emissions trading scheme last year went through as bilateral deals, with prices less than half the levels on the local carbon exchange.

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China State Grid Corp. moves to bring renewables online

Published 15:30 on February 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:30 on February 8, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s State Grid Corp. has pledged to change its dispatch system in order to put an end to coal-generated power largely blocking new clean energy sources from coming online in the country’s Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin triangle.

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Nodal eyeing launch of US gas, emissions contracts in second half

Published 21:50 on February 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:00 on February 6, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

US-based exchange Nodal plans to launch new gas and emissions derivatives in the second half of the year once it benefits from software integration rolled out with its German-owned parent EEX.

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