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Trimmed China ETS to cover at least 5 billion tonnes of CO2 from start -analysts

Published 15:45 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:51 on May 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s national ETS will probably only include three or four sectors when it launches later this year, analysts said, but it will still regulate 5-5.5 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, making it by far the world’s largest market by coverage from the outset.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending May 5, 2017

Published 14:41 on May 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:41 on May 5, 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: Compliance costs fall in Beijing ETS as traders scrap for business

Published 13:15 on May 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:56 on May 4, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Specialised carbon traders in the Chinese capital’s pilot CO2 market are seeing margins squeezed as competition grows and compliance firms learn that allowances can be bought at deep discounts to exchange prices.

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CN Markets: Chongqing extends record lows amid over-supply, lack of confidence

Published 13:27 on May 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:32 on May 3, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The CO2 price in Chongqing’s pilot emissions trading scheme fell to new depths on Wednesday as companies continued to sell amid uncertainty over the future eligibility of the units.

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Shanghai aims to put brakes on CO2 growth in annual plan

Published 12:41 on May 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:27 on May 3, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Shanghai on Wednesday released an annual plan for energy saving and climate change that will see the municipal government try to curb absolute growth in CO2 emissions for a third consecutive year.

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Sichuan carbon exchange looking for voluntary market for offset demand

Published 10:49 on May 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:14 on May 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Sichuan United Environment Exchange (SUEEX), one of nine Chinese exchanges with government clearance to offer carbon trading, is calling for policies to drive up voluntary demand for carbon offsets in the absence of clarity over the compliance use of the credits in the national emissions trading scheme.

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CN Markets: Chongqing finds new record lows for CO2 permit prices

Published 12:10 on May 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:17 on May 2, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Carbon permits in Chongqing’s pilot emissions trading scheme fell to new depths on Tuesday as supply remains rich and selling activity has suddenly spiked in the normally inactive market.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Apr. 28, 2017

Published 11:14 on April 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 07:35 on May 2, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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Brokers Vcarbon land first major custodial contract in Fujian CO2 market

Published 08:40 on April 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:48 on April 27, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong-based carbon brokerage Vcarbon has landed the first major CO2 allowance custodial deal in Fujian’s pilot emissions trading scheme, the Fujian Haixia exchange announced Thursday.

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Offsets draw bulk of Shanghai’s exchange-based CO2 trade -data

Published 15:23 on April 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:16 on April 22, 2017  /  China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

More than twice as many offsets traded on the Shanghai carbon exchange in 2016 compared to allowances, the bourse said in an annual report published Friday.

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