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CN Markets: Shenzhen ETS sees China’s biggest swap deal yet

Published 09:02 on May 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:31 on May 25, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Trading house China Carbon Career and a subsidiary of the Shenzhen Energy Group this week carried out the biggest swap of CO2 allowances and Chinese Certified Emission Reductions (CCERs) seen in the country so far.

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Sichuan carbon exchange looking for voluntary market for offset demand

Published 10:49 on May 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:14 on May 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The Sichuan United Environment Exchange (SUEEX), one of nine Chinese exchanges with government clearance to offer carbon trading, is calling for policies to drive up voluntary demand for carbon offsets in the absence of clarity over the compliance use of the credits in the national emissions trading scheme.

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China’s Shanxi to set up forestry carbon market

Published 17:14 on April 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:14 on April 26, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s Shanxi province is planning to set up an exchange to handle transactions of forestry credits resulting from its tree-planting programme, according to local media.

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Offsets draw bulk of Shanghai’s exchange-based CO2 trade -data

Published 15:23 on April 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 03:16 on April 22, 2017  /  China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

More than twice as many offsets traded on the Shanghai carbon exchange in 2016 compared to allowances, the bourse said in an annual report published Friday.

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Hanergy carbon subsidiary blames losses on China’s offset restrictions

Published 12:18 on April 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:21 on April 20, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Hanergy Carbon Asset Management Co., the carbon arm of one of China’s biggest renewable energy firms, posted a loss for the third successive year in 2016 amid tighter offset restrictions in the regional pilot CO2 markets.

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China to update grid emission baselines for carbon offsets

Published 09:44 on April 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:36 on April 18, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has launched a consultation process to update the grid emission factors that are used to calculate how many international and domestic offsets can be generated from power projects.

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Lowball CCER listing follows China’s offset freeze

Published 16:14 on April 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:44 on April 12, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A batch of 56,000 CCERs was offered on the Guangdong carbon exchange on Wednesday at 8-10 yuan ($1.16-1.45), well below recent levels, suggesting prices are suffering from the uncertainties surrounding China’s offset market.

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China’s carbon firms reach out to OTC stock market for fresh funding

Published 14:27 on April 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:13 on April 7, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese carbon firms are reaching out to investors in the nation’s fledgling over-the-counter (OTC) stock market in a bid to secure funding while the Chinese offset market is temporarily closed and other obvious sources of finance are limited.

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FEATURE: China’s national carbon market gets off to a cracking start, virtually

Published 17:45 on April 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:45 on April 5, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

An online Chinese carbon trading game seems to be attracting more interest than the country’s regional pilot markets as thousands of amateurs join professionals in an attempt to win real cash and prizes by virtually speculating on prices while keeping an eye on their compliance obligations.

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ANALYSIS: Offset freeze, potential exclusion send shivers through China’s carbon market

Published 17:36 on March 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:57 on March 31, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s decision to freeze its carbon offset pipeline, combined with steadfast talks about potentially drastic changes to the national ETS design just months ahead of launch, are breeding unease at the companies trying to build the country’s burgeoning emissions trading industry.

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