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China ETS financials’ ban dims future for carbon brokers but power companies poised to benefit

Published 13:52 on October 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:14 on October 25, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s proposal to ban financials from trading in the national CO2 market is sending carbon brokers scrambling for other business opportunities while power companies stand to gain from the move.

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China carbon trade likely to start early next year on low volumes and prices -analysts

Published 09:48 on October 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:35 on October 24, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The trading platform for China’s national carbon market is likely to become operational in Q1 2018, giving around 1,600 power companies a few months of active trade before an expected deadline to surrender CO2 permits for 2017 at the end of Q2, analysts ICIS said Tuesday.

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China to ban financials from trading in ETS -sources

Published 09:21 on October 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:47 on October 24, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s National and Development Reform Commission (NDRC) has proposed to ban financial institutions and trading houses from trading in the national emissions trading scheme in its early years, according to sources.

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EEX, Beijing carbon exchange team up to pave way for international firms in China carbon market

Published 11:04 on October 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:51 on October 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA  /  No Comments

German energy exchange EEX and the China Beijing Environment Exchange (CBEEX) have partnered to find a way for foreign firms to trade in China’s emerging carbon market, the companies announced Monday.

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Hanergy sells 48% of shares in CO2 subsidiary as China carbon industry struggles

Published 09:49 on October 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:17 on October 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s Hanergy has sold 48% of the shares in its emissions industry business, the company said Monday, with some of the proceeds to be spent on non-carbon related operations.

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China appoints new climate chief, prepares November CO2 allocation -sources

Published 11:03 on October 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:10 on October 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has promoted a senior climate negotiator to head its Climate Change Office (CCO), a move that is expected to reignite the agency’s decision-making abilities as officials prepare to transfer CO2 permits to power-sector ETS participants in early November, according to sources.

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ANALYSIS: China’s CO2 markets ignore fundamentals as govt intervention drives prices

Published 13:52 on October 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:36 on October 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s pilot emissions trading schemes have ignored energy and commodity fundamentals as regulatory intervention has been the chief price driver, highlighting a major challenge to turn the national cap-and-trade programme into an effective mechanism.

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CN Markets: National market uncertainty hammers trade in Chinese pilots

Published 15:44 on October 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:44 on October 12, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The ongoing uncertainty about the Chinese national ETS launch has left the eight pilot schemes even more off keel than normal after their compliance rush ended over the summer months.

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Beijing seeks to pilot carbon futures trade as part of green finance push

Published 14:41 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:31 on October 12, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Beijing government will set up a pilot market in carbon allowance futures as part of the Chinese capital’s push to green its financial system.

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China’s Shenyang says will launch city-level carbon market

Published 11:43 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:44 on October 11, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s northern city of Shenyang plans to set up its own emissions trading scheme that could in time be linked to the national market, regulators said this week.

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