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Doubts emerge for China ETS launch amid new leadership, virus outbreak

Published 10:59 on January 23, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:05 on January 23, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Uncertainty is emerging over the amount of progress China will make on its national emissions trading scheme this year as responsibility this week shifted to a new senior government official, while the outbreak of the Coronavirus raises risks of a policy standstill.

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World’s carbon markets grow 34% in value to $215 billion in 2019 -report

Published 21:34 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:45 on January 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Global carbon markets grew by 34% in 2019 to hit €194 billion ($215.1 bln) in value, according to analysts at Refinitiv, marking a third straight year of growth and a nearly fivefold increase in two years.

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EU chief warns on CO2 border measures, praises California, China

Published 18:53 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:16 on January 22, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday that the EU will press ahead with border carbon adjustment plans to protect its industry and workers, but she praised California and China’s carbon pricing efforts that could mean the measures are never needed.

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China coal-powered generation rise paves way for bumper CO2 allocation

Published 11:27 on January 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:17 on January 23, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s coal-fired power generation rose 1.7% in 2019 and is set to grow further this year, according to the main power sector industry lobby group, paving the way for CO2 allocation in the national emissions trading scheme to be nearly triple that of the EU market.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Jan. 17, 2020

Published 10:52 on January 17, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:52 on January 17, 2020  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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Korean developers lukewarm about China CDM opportunities

Published 10:28 on January 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:10 on January 17, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

Major South Korean carbon project developers are dubious to opportunities in China, amid efforts to drum up Korean interest in earning carbon credits from China-based N2O projects.

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No cap will make China’s carbon market less efficient -report

Published 10:27 on January 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:27 on January 15, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s decision to make its ETS intensity-based rather than having an absolute CO2 cap will make emission cuts more expensive, according to researchers, who say the system can still achieve significant reductions.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Jan. 10, 2020

Published 11:48 on January 10, 2020  /  Last updated at 11:48 on January 10, 2020  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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China hints at lower CO2 permit allocations for emitters late to submit data

Published 10:39 on January 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:40 on January 8, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s environment ministry has ordered power plants set to be included in the national emissions trading scheme to provide 2019 data that will be used as basis for the allocation of CO2 allowances, signalling that those that miss the May 31 deadline will receive fewer permits.

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Guangdong to auction 400k CO2 permits on Feb. 12

Published 12:13 on January 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:08 on January 7, 2020  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s Guangdong province will auction off 400,000 carbon allowances under its emissions trading scheme on Feb. 12, the China Carbon Exchange in Guangzhou said Tuesday.

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