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China ETS seen to have only marginal economic impact on coal generators

Published 12:19 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:18 on September 4, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Even the poorest performers among China’s coal-fired power generators are only likely to face minor costs from the national CO2 emissions trading scheme, according to analysts.

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Guangdong woos Beijing on carbon offset futures

Published 13:39 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:48 on September 1, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong officials this week presented plans to launch carbon offset futures trading to key central government agencies, as the southern province hopes to secure a share of China’s emerging emissions market.

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China to set up spot power markets in eight provinces

Published 11:45 on September 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:42 on September 1, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China will introduce spot power contracts in eight provinces next year to test daily and potentially real-time trading that would likely further improve the system’s sensitivity to a carbon price.

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Head of China operations leaves carbon brokers Virtuse

Published 10:00 on August 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:30 on August 31, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The head of Czech brokers Virtuse’s China office has left the company.

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ICIS’ lead China carbon analyst to leave for Shell trading desk

Published 09:58 on August 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:33 on August 31, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

ICIS’ chief China carbon market analyst is leaving the company to join Shell’s emissions trading desk in Beijing.

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Prospects brighten for effective China ETS as power market reforms take hold

Published 12:34 on August 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:40 on August 30, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

More than a fifth of China’s electricity was traded in the country’s nascent regional markets in the first half of the year, data showed Wednesday, increasing the outlook for a price on carbon to influence power generation.

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Uncoordinated environmental markets could double impact on China’s emitters -experts

Published 11:23 on August 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:45 on August 30, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s uncoordinated plans to set up several energy-related environmental markets could double the economic impact on companies forced to comply with them, according to experts.

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CARBON FORWARD: As China readies world’s biggest carbon market, key questions remain unanswered

Published 14:58 on August 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:19 on August 29, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, EMEA  /  No Comments

China is set to launch its long-awaited national emissions trading scheme within the next four months, but major uncertainties linger as the government has yet to clarify who will join the market and how it will work.

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China’s Fujian closes in on 2017 target for forest carbon offsets

Published 10:59 on August 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:32 on August 25, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Officials in China’s Fujian have approved five forestry projects that can generate a total 920,000 offsets at first issuance, close to the official target of cutting 1 million tonnes of CO2e annually from the province’s forest carbon programme.

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China announces measures to cut pollution in 28 cities

Published 10:54 on August 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:23 on August 24, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Thursday announced a raft of new policies designed at cutting air pollution across 28 cities in northern China, a move that is also likely to lead to deeper CO2 emission reductions in ETS sectors.

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