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China’s cabinet reaffirms ETS plans, tightens grip on polluters

Published 11:36 on June 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:56 on June 25, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China State Council on Sunday released a raft of environmental policy orders, reaffirming its plans to establish a national emissions trading scheme by 2020 despite recent doubts, and giving environmental regulators more power.

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China’s Guangdong sees near-100% ETS compliance, but declines to release emissions data

Published 14:30 on June 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:23 on June 22, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A single emitter in China’s biggest pilot emissions trading scheme failed to meet the annual compliance deadline, Guangdong regulators said Friday, again choosing to not disclose emissions data.

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China’s biggest generators rack up huge coal-power losses

Published 09:40 on June 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:40 on June 15, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s five major state-owned power companies last year racked up combined losses of 13.2 billion yuan ($2.1 bln) from generating coal-fired electricity, a sign of the challenges facing the industry in the world’s biggest-polluting nation.

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China offers glimmer of hope for carbon offset developers

Published 11:04 on June 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:11 on June 13, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s climate officials are eager to include offsets in the national emissions trading scheme as a means to fund forestry and renewable energy projects, according to a senior official, offering a glimmer of hope for beleaguered developers.

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Number of EU ETS participants holding surplus drops by half -survey

Published 19:10 on June 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:10 on June 6, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

The number of EU ETS-covered companies holding a surplus of allowances has more than halved over the past year, according to a worldwide survey by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon.

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Shanghai pledges slower CO2 growth, coal consumption cuts

Published 10:44 on June 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:21 on June 5, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Shanghai municipal government has set an absolute limit on CO2 emission growth for 2018 and reduced its annual coal consumption cap, while vowing to get local industry ready for the national emissions trading scheme.

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ETS delay puts China’s fledgling carbon industry in chokehold, survey shows

Published 09:50 on June 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:09 on June 4, 2018  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The delay of China’s national emissions trading scheme is threatening to choke the nation’s fledgling carbon market industry as a majority of companies have put a freeze on new hires and some staffers have been forced to take a pay cut to keep their jobs, according to a new survey.

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China sees 4% growth in emissions so far this year -report

Published 12:11 on May 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:06 on May 30, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s greenhouse gas emissions are up 4% year-on-year so far in 2018, according to an analysis by Greenpeace, with the growth largely fuelled by a government stimulus programme.

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China to include environment and profitability in coal investment restrictions

Published 11:14 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:14 on May 23, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China will for the first time include environmental capacity and economic return as factors in restricting new investment in coal-fired power generation, according to a leaked note from the National Energy Administration (NEA).

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Future of global carbon markets rests on China success -survey

Published 10:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:03 on May 22, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The future of emissions trading globally rests on whether China’s carbon market is deemed a success by the international community.

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