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NZ carbon dips slightly as election looms

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Spot permits in the New Zealand carbon market fell 1.1 percent this week to close at NZ$4.45 ($3.62) on Friday, with traders looking ahead to the outcome of Saturday's general elections.

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Guangdong to auction 2 mln carbon permits on Sept 26

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's Guangdong province will auction 2 million carbon permits at a minimum price of 25 yuan ($4.07) each on Sept. 26, the China Emissions Exchange said on Thursday.

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China to consider requests to issue carbon offsets next week

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's carbon market regulator will next week consider requests for its first issuance of carbon offsets, with analysts expecting around 9 million to hit the market shortly after.

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China plans cut in wind-power subsidies -business newspaper

BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China's top economic planning agency has proposed a 3-8 percent cut in subsidies to wind-power generators, but the plan faces opposition from the country's big state-owned power companies, newspaper China Business News (CBN) said on Monday.

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NZ carbon rallies on U.N. offset cut-off expectations

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Spot permits in New Zealand's emissions trading scheme rose for a third consecutive week, closing Friday at NZ$4.50 ($3.68) amid rising demand, traders said.

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S.Korea increases emissions cap in proposed carbon trading scheme

SEOUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A cap on carbon dioxide emissions that South Korea expects to introduce as part of a carbon trading scheme will be around 3 percent larger than previously touted over the next three years, the government said on Thursday.

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China carbon market to regulate up to 4 bln tonnes CO2 -govt official

BEIJING, Sept 11 (Reuters) - China's national carbon market is likely to regulate 3-4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2020 and be worth up to 400 billion yuan ($65 billion), a government official said on Thursday, which would make it twice as big as the EU market, currently the world's biggest.

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China suggests cap on coal use, import curbs in draft air pollution law

BEIJING, Sept 10 (Reuters) - China is looking to impose a national cap on coal consumption and a ban on the import of low-quality coal with a new air pollution law, the draft version of which has been released, aimed at strengthening the country's efforts to fight smog.

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Chemical firm gets first loan in China using CO2 permits as collateral

BEIJING, Sept 9 (Reuters) - China's Industrial Bank said on Tuesday it has lent 40 million yuan ($6.5 mln) to a chemical company using carbon permits as collateral, showing firms are exploring new routes to funding amid a tightening of credit growth in the mainland.

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Rio Tinto sees carbon capture as key to future coal use

SYDNEY, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto Plc called on Tuesday for governments and industry to step up efforts to find ways to cut emissions from coal generation, because coal would remain the biggest source of power globally for decades to come.

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Foreign firms queue up to join Shenzhen carbon market

BEIJING, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The China Emissions Exchange in Shenzhen has granted a trading license to Singapore-based broker Ginga Petroleum, with another eight foreign utilities and trading firms waiting in line.

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NZ carbon firms on weaker supply

Sept 5 (Reuters) - Spot permits in New Zealand's carbon market rose for a second consecutive week, closing Friday at NZ$4.40 ($3.64), up 3.5 percent on last Friday as supply shrank.

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Australian emissions rise after carbon tax repeal -report

Sept 4 (Reuters) - Carbon emissions and electricity demand in Australia have risen in the two months since the government repealed a tax on emissions, bucking a nearly six-year long trend of decline, an energy consultancy said on Thursday.

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Shanghai opens carbon market to investors

BEIJING, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Shanghai has opened its carbon market to institutional trading houses and brokerages in a bid to boost liquidity, the Shanghai Energy and Environment Exchange said on Wednesday.

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South Korea delays smog tax amid pressure from car makers

SEOUL, Sept 2 (Reuters) - South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and U.S. car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

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