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South Pole carbon market director to join BP’s China ETS team

Published 14:03 on July 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:07 on July 5, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Pole Group’s carbon market director will join BP in Shanghai to help the company’s efforts in the Chinese emissions trading scheme.

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CN Markets: China’s Tianjin reports 100% ETS compliance rate in thin market

Published 14:00 on July 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:31 on July 4, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

All 109 companies participating in Tianjin’s pilot emissions trading scheme surrendered allowances to cover their 2016 CO2 emissions by the June 30 deadline, the municipal government said Tuesday.

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China launches voluntary trade of renewable energy credits

Published 15:25 on July 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:34 on July 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China launched voluntary trade in ‘green’ certificates for renewable power on Saturday, with critics warning that while it may help curb subsidies, the initiative lacks enough demand to gain traction and risks overlapping with the country’s carbon offset market.

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Shanghai carbon auction attracts few bids, clears at floor price

Published 13:46 on June 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:51 on June 30, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Shanghai’s carbon auction was vastly under-subscribed as expected on Friday after regulators set a minimum price floor well above the secondary market, in what was the last opportunity to cover 2016 compliance.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending June 30, 2017

Published 13:42 on June 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:39 on June 30, 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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China only needs $5 carbon price to meet Paris target -report

Published 14:09 on June 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on June 29, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

If China keeps its subsidies for renewables and starts supporting natural gas, it only needs a $5 carbon price to meet its goal of peaking its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a report said.

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CN Markets: Shanghai sets auction price floor above secondary market level

Published 12:14 on June 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:22 on June 29, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Shanghai Energy and Environment Exchange on Thursday announced the price floor for Friday’s auction of 2 million allowances, setting the minimum bid level 6.6% above the secondary market closing price.

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Analysts see China ETS in balance in first year

Published 11:10 on June 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on June 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s national emissions trading scheme is likely to be roughly in balance in its first year due to the planned allocation process, but there are some distortions that could leave companies vulnerable to carbon leakage, said analysts at Thomson Reuters.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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China’s Fujian moves to restrict private carbon trade

Published 10:02 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:34 on June 26, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Fujian Haixia Equity Exchange has increased fivefold the minimum volume required for privately negotiated carbon trading deals, in a move to prevent fraud.

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