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Anonymous buyer gauges CCER market mood through Guangdong bid

Published 14:33 on August 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:48 on August 16, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

An anonymous buyer has placed a low bid for 1 million Chinese CO2 credits through the Guangdong carbon exchange in what some market participants say could be a test of sellers’ resolve amid unclear government offset policies.

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Frustration grows over China ETS uncertainty

Published 09:28 on August 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:59 on August 15, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese carbon traders are growing increasingly frustrated over the government’s unwillingness to clarify how and when the national emissions trading scheme will be rolled out, with some talking about leaving the market.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Aug 11, 2017

Published 13:38 on August 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:38 on August 11, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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Rural China bank wades into carbon financing amid govt encouragement

Published 16:55 on August 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:11 on August 11, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A rural bank in China’s Guangdong province has agreed a loan to a small, privately-owned cement company using carbon permits as collateral, one of the first small lenders to pick up on government encouragement to make use of the nation’s emerging environmental commodity markets.

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Coal, cement first up as China’s Fujian plans energy consumption trading scheme

Published 09:55 on August 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:34 on August 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Coal-fired power plants and cement manufacturers are set to be regulated when China’s Fujian province later this year rolls out one of four planned pilot energy consumption permit trading schemes.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Aug. 4, 2017

Published 14:19 on August 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:09 on August 4, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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CN Markets: Chongqing prices, volumes spike despite unknown compliance requirements

Published 15:56 on August 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:56 on August 3, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The normally dormant Chongqing emissions market saw more transactions than all the other pilot markets combined on Thursday, as prices for the cheap local allowances rose some 20% despite traders remaining in the dark regarding 2016 compliance.

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Inefficient coordination a major threat to China ETS success, experts warn

Published 12:26 on August 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:26 on August 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A lack of coordination between government bodies is impeding progress in developing China’s national emissions trading scheme and could hurt the programme’s chances of success, experts have warned.

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CN Markets: Hubei CO2 prices plummet ahead of compliance deadline

Published 15:07 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:17 on August 2, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Hubei CO2 allowance prices are plummeting ahead of Friday’s last-chance for emitters to comply.

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Chinese power giant sets up carbon trading desk ahead of ETS launch

Published 13:16 on August 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:16 on August 2, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China Guodian Group, one of the country’s biggest coal-fired power generators, is setting up a carbon desk to handle emissions trading for all of its 103 subsidiaries that will be brought into the national cap-and-trade system.

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