New Energy and Environment Digest 新能源与环保参考

Shanghai to Pilot China’s First Municipal Emissions Exchange

Posted in Business & Finance, Carbon Markets, Climate change, Environmental Policies by ebalkan on April 21, 2009
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Annual CO2 Emissions

Shanghai, often recognized for its free-market tendencies and environmental leadership, is introducing China’s first municipal trading mechanism as a means to curb pollution. Last Friday, in advance of a major carbon trade industry event taking place in Beijing this week, word began surfacing in the Chinese media that Shanghai plans to pilot an emissions trading scheme that will involve more than 300 companies’ trading “pollution discharge rights.”

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Chinese LNG Imports Climb 15% in 2008, but Drop Dramatically in December

Posted in Oil & Gas, Transportation by ebalkan on February 11, 2009

Pipelines and LNG Terminals in China

Figures released by the General Administration of Customs in China last month revealed a rise in LNG imports to 3.3 tons in 2008, up from 2.9m tons the year prior. Despite 15 % growth over the course of the year, December figures were down 23% from November.

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