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China coal cap warning holds little bite, observers say

Published 10:22 on June 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:20 on June 20, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Six major Chinese government agencies have issued a joint statement to dampen new coal plant investments, but according to analysts, the effort is unlikely to have any material impact on new coal-fired capacity this year.

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Fossil fuels rise sharply as China recovery gets underway

Published 10:39 on June 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:40 on June 15, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Thermal power generation in China rose sharply last month, according to official data, indicating a rapid rebound in CO2 emission levels as the world’s second-biggest economy strives to get back on track.

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China tipped to make last gasp ETS launch in 2020 as planned

Published 12:51 on June 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:23 on June 11, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China is expected to overcome coronavirus impacts and impose CO2 curbs on coal power stations as planned this year under its national emissions trading scheme, although observers say the market launch itself may well only happen in the very last days of 2020.

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China extends key national ETS deadline

Published 09:04 on May 31, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:00 on May 31, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has given provincial and regional authorities an additional two months to submit lists of companies in their jurisdictions that will be included in the national emissions trading scheme and their 2019 CO2 emissions data, extending the deadline to July 31 as the COVID-19 outbreak has made it difficult to stick to the original timetable.

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China takes coal off green bond eligibility list, adds emissions trading services

Published 09:22 on May 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:38 on May 29, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese companies will no longer be allowed to use the green bond market to finance efficient coal power plants, according to a proposal published Friday by the country’s central bank, but the debt instruments can be used to back service providers for carbon credit and renewable energy credit trading.

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China coal integration plan raises questions for carbon market

Published 10:23 on May 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:21 on May 27, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China has announced major merger plans in the coal sector to pave the way for shutting down over-capacity, raising questions about its intensity-based approach to doling out CO2 allowances under its emissions trading scheme.

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Lawmaker and solar tycoon calls for China to ditch ETS for carbon tax

Published 13:52 on May 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:42 on May 22, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China should drop its emissions trading scheme and instead introduce a carbon tax to raise revenue and boost renewable energy, a deputy delegate to China’s National People’s Congress who is also the CEO of a solar power firm said on Friday.

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China govt agency makes clean energy push ahead of National Congress

Published 12:42 on May 20, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:13 on May 23, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has released a draft mechanism for clean energy consumption that would expand its power market reform, in an announcement coming days before the annual National People’s Congress meets to address COVID-19 recovery and the next 5-year plan.

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Virus impacts to suppress EU ETS prices into 2021, but lawmaker will seen strong -survey

Published 22:38 on May 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:28 on May 6, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

COVID-19 impacts will weigh on EUA prices into next year but not on EU lawmakers’ resolve to reform the market or wider climate policies, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

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China ministerial pick seen as mixed bag for carbon market

Published 08:37 on April 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:16 on April 30, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China on Wednesday promoted vice minister Huang Runqiu to be its new ecology and environment (MEE) minister, a move observers say means preparation work for the national carbon market can continue but limits the ministry’s ability to shape policy.

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