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New ministry set-up raises questions over China’s ETS

Published 11:44 on September 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 03:32 on September 14, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China this week finalised the structure of its new super ministry for the environment without a mention of the national emissions trading scheme and with the climate change division stripped of some of its responsibilities.

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China makes fresh reassurances on carbon credits

Published 10:33 on September 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:54 on September 5, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) will support the revamp of the country’s carbon credit programme as soon as possible to ensure offsets will be eligible in the national emissions trading scheme, Vice Environment Minister Zhuang Guotai said Wednesday.

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China’s nascent power market sees small gains in electricity share

Published 11:07 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:51 on August 30, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Nearly a quarter of China’s H1 2018 electricity traded in the recently-established regional power markets, according to data from the China Electricity Council, as the nation took another small step away from the government pre-planned dispatch pattern that observers say would make a carbon price less effective.

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Ant Financial, BAIC Group take stakes in Beijing climate exchange

Published 10:20 on August 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:10 on August 17, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese investor Ant Financial and automaker BAIC Group have bought shares in the Beijing Environmental Exchange, increasing the bourse’s registered capital by 67% to 500 million yuan ($72.7 mln).

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China set to release guidance on power sector test ETS

Published 10:34 on August 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:34 on August 16, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China will shortly release technical guidance to power companies slated to be brought into the sector’s simulation cap-and-trade programme, an official said Thursday, a sign that work on the carbon market might be moving ahead after months of organisational uncertainty.

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China’s coal rebound continues while ETS, climate policy get stuck

Published 13:26 on August 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:48 on August 8, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

A hot July helped China’s coal imports to hit their highest levels in almost five years as coal consumption continues to grow while the government’s work to carve out regulations for its planned national emissions trading scheme has ground to a halt.

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China’s Guangdong keeps ETS emission cap level amid national market limbo

Published 12:58 on July 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:09 on July 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s biggest provincial pilot emissions trading scheme released its 2018 allocation plan on Thursday, keeping CO2 caps at last year’s levels as the central government has urged stability in the regional markets.

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China to open power market to major polluting industries

Published 10:46 on July 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:27 on July 19, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Four of China’s biggest industries will join the nation’s burgeoning power market, allowing them to negotiate prices bilaterally as part of the government’s market reform in a process deemed crucial for the chances of the national ETS to successfully cut the sector’s GHGs.

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EU, China renew carbon trading partnership

Published 13:04 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:16 on July 17, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The EU and China on Monday signed a strategic partnership that included a renewed commitment to cooperate on carbon markets, a further sign that China intends to go ahead with its national emissions trading scheme despite delays and government restructuring.

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Hong Kong to launch carbon crediting scheme for building sector

Published 10:15 on July 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:16 on July 13, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Hong Kong is planning to launch a carbon crediting scheme for its building sector that could generate 2.5 million allowances a year, and it is developing a blockchain-based trading platform to create a domestic market for the units, according to government officials.

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