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ETS delay puts China’s fledgling carbon industry in chokehold, survey shows

Published 09:50 on June 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:09 on June 4, 2018  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The delay of China’s national emissions trading scheme is threatening to choke the nation’s fledgling carbon market industry as a majority of companies have put a freeze on new hires and some staffers have been forced to take a pay cut to keep their jobs, according to a new survey.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Jun. 1, 2018

Published 14:19 on June 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:21 on June 1, 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 sees 4% growth in emissions so far this year -report

Published 12:11 on May 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:06 on May 30, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s greenhouse gas emissions are up 4% year-on-year so far in 2018, according to an analysis by Greenpeace, with the growth largely fuelled by a government stimulus programme.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending May 25, 2018

Published 14:17 on May 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:17 on May 25, 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 announces tender system to push down wind power costs

Published 13:33 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:36 on May 24, 2018  /  China  /  No Comments

China will introduce a tender system for new utility-scale wind power plants in a bid to cut costs and reduce wasted generation, the nation’s energy regulator said Thursday.

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China to include environment and profitability in coal investment restrictions

Published 11:14 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:14 on May 23, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China will for the first time include environmental capacity and economic return as factors in restricting new investment in coal-fired power generation, according to a leaked note from the National Energy Administration (NEA).

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Shenzhen council pays ETS companies for saved CO2 permits

Published 09:46 on May 23, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:22 on May 23, 2018  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The council in Shenzhen’s richest city district has extended a funding scheme for local emitters based on how many CO2 permits remain unused when complying with the Chinese city’s pilot emissions trading scheme.

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Future of global carbon markets rests on China success -survey

Published 10:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 09:03 on May 22, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The future of emissions trading globally rests on whether China’s carbon market is deemed a success by the international community.

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President Xi holds firm on China’s pollution fight, backs away from climate leadership role

Published 10:36 on May 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:48 on May 21, 2018  /  China, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend reiterated plans to step up his country’s fight against pollution, but softened language on the role China wants to play in international climate politics.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending May. 18, 2018

Published 15:01 on May 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:01 on May 18, 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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