The Launch of the National ETS May be Postponed to this End of the Year

19 June 2017 – At the 8th Earth Temple Forum, Mr. XIE Ji, Deputy Head of the Climate Department of NDRC positively indicated that the national ETS will still be launched this year. The start of the system was originally planned for July 2017 and is now estimated to be postponed to the end of the year. The delay is caused by data reporting issues from industry especially in remote areas and verification problems. Moreover, further modifications to the allocation method as revealed in the discussion draft was requested by power generators.