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China’s Huaneng bullish on revenue potential from new REC scheme

Published 13:47 on March 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:33 on March 28, 2018  /  China  /  No Comments

China’s new renewable energy certificate (REC) trading scheme is likely to boost clean power consumption and create a steady revenue stream for low-carbon generators, the renewables arm of China’s second biggest coal producer Huaneng said Wednesday.

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China reportedly preparing fresh restrictions on coal imports, putting lid back on CO2

Published 13:45 on March 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:45 on March 27, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China is likely to reintroduce restrictions on coal imports in the coming months in an effort to balance increasing production in domestic mines while clamping down on oversupply, according to domestic trade media.

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China meets Copenhagen climate target early, vows to stick with ETS despite govt re-shuffle, delays

Published 11:33 on March 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:33 on March 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has already met its 2020 carbon intensity target, according to a senior climate change official who also stressed that the country will continue building its national emissions trading scheme despite the recent government shuffle.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Mar. 23, 2018

Published 15:35 on March 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:35 on March 23, 2018  /  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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China outlines rules for mandatory REC market

Published 11:36 on March 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:08 on March 23, 2018  /  China  /  No Comments

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) on Friday released draft rules for a mandatory renewable energy certificate (REC) market, handing two sets of targets to provinces that they will distribute to covered power suppliers and large industrial users.

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China ups ante on energy consumption control, threatens penalties

Published 09:33 on March 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:40 on March 22, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has issued an amendment to its energy consumption regulations that gives the government more authority to impose caps on thousands of “key energy users” and to sanction those failing to meet their targets.

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Global coal plant construction falls for 2nd year, though capacity still exceeds emissions goals -report

Published 00:01 on March 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:03 on March 21, 2018  /  Americas, China, International, US  /  No Comments

Coal-powered capacity growth continued to drop in 2017 due to increased Chinese regulations and a decline in Indian financial and policy support, though not fast enough to significantly curtail global temperature rise, according to a study released Thursday.

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China’s HFC-23 producers gear up for annual pay-out, as subsidies continue to eclipse lost CER revenues

Published 12:16 on March 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:16 on March 20, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Carbon credits from HFC-23 projects were banned from most of the world’s carbon markets in 2013 amid concerns over market manipulation, but Chinese HFC-23 projects still earn almost twice as much as projects still selling UN-issued offsets thanks to a government subsidy programme.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Mar. 16, 2018

Published 10:24 on March 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:24 on March 16, 2018  /  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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China MPs call on govt to speed ETS launch, merge CO2 with energy consumption trade

Published 09:22 on March 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:04 on March 14, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Delegates at China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) have urged the government to speed up the launch of the national emissions trading scheme and merge it with the planned energy consumption trading system.

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