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China’s Guangdong keeps ETS emission cap level amid national market limbo

Published 12:58 on July 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:09 on July 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s biggest provincial pilot emissions trading scheme released its 2018 allocation plan on Thursday, keeping CO2 caps at last year’s levels as the central government has urged stability in the regional markets.

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China to open power market to major polluting industries

Published 10:46 on July 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:27 on July 19, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Four of China’s biggest industries will join the nation’s burgeoning power market, allowing them to negotiate prices bilaterally as part of the government’s market reform in a process deemed crucial for the chances of the national ETS to successfully cut the sector’s GHGs.

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EU, China renew carbon trading partnership

Published 13:04 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:16 on July 17, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU and China on Monday signed a strategic partnership that included a renewed commitment to cooperate on carbon markets, a further sign that China intends to go ahead with its national emissions trading scheme despite delays and government restructuring.

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Hong Kong to launch carbon crediting scheme for building sector

Published 10:15 on July 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:16 on July 13, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Hong Kong is planning to launch a carbon crediting scheme for its building sector that could generate 2.5 million allowances a year, and it is developing a blockchain-based trading platform to create a domestic market for the units, according to government officials.

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Expectations dim for functional Chinese carbon market before 2020 -survey

Published 13:18 on July 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:29 on July 10, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Fewer people believe China’s national carbon market will be fully operational this decade, a new survey has revealed, as policy risks and expectations of lower allowance prices fuel pessimism and hold back industry from making low-carbon investment.

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China launches trading scheme to tackle vehicle fuel efficiency, transport emissions

Published 10:11 on July 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:00 on July 6, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has launched a trading scheme to improve fuel efficiency among car manufacturers, and to help boost the production of so-called new energy vehicles (NEVs) while cutting transport emissions, though the government’s own data shows the market will be oversupplied in its early years.

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China outlines 2020 air pollution control targets

Published 15:17 on July 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:47 on July 3, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China outlined new targets in its extended anti-air pollution action plan on Tuesday, according to a State Council statement that included restrictions on industrial projects in heavily polluted cities that are also aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Shanghai postpones ETS compliance for one month

Published 14:29 on June 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:30 on June 29, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Shanghai has pushed back its compliance deadline to July 31, giving the local ETS participants one more month to fulfill their commitments, the city’s government said on Friday.

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China’s Sinopec makes carbon profits on govt refinery clampdown

Published 12:59 on June 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:19 on June 27, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A subsidiary of Sinopec, China’s biggest refinery group, has made a 1.3-million yuan ($200,000) profit by swapping Shanghai CO2 permits it had saved as a result of a government clampdown on overcapacity in the sector.

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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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