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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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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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Former Shell China emissions trader joins Statkraft

Published 13:48 on September 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:37 on September 30, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

An emissions trader formerly with Shell has joined Statkraft to help the Norwegian state-owned power company expand its business in China.

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China postpones Zero Emission Vehicle trading scheme until 2019

Published 20:52 on September 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 02:48 on September 29, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China has delayed by one year its auto industry ETS, a scheme to boost the use of so-called new energy vehicles (NEVs) by imposing sales and fuel efficiency targets on both domestic and international manufacturers.

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China carbon veteran joins Shenwu’s emissions arm

Published 23:11 on September 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:50 on September 26, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A veteran Chinese emissions trader has joined the carbon arm of an environmental technological company with a strong base in Chinese steel and non-ferrous metal sectors.

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Chinese coal supplier buys Beijing-based carbon firm

Published 10:07 on September 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:46 on September 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The biggest coal-fired power supplier in China’s Shanxi province has acquired a Beijing-based carbon firm to extend its business portfolio to emissions trading, the company said Thursday.

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China govt agency eyes ETS for forestry carbon goal

Published 14:54 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on September 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China should use its national emissions trading scheme to fund forestry projects and help meet its LULUCF targets under the Paris Agreement, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) said.

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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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