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Off The Wire China to collect carbon emissions data for national trading system
15-12-2017 11:24:22

BEIJING, Dec 15 (Reuters) -
* China has asked local authorities to collect carbon emissions data from industrial plants for the 2016-2017 year, the state planner said in a statement on Friday
* The data will be used to help ensure the stable launch of the nationwide carbon emission trading scheme (ETS), the planner said
* China's nationwide carbon trading market likely won't be in full swing until early next year, an official at a government think tank said in November, a schedule that would mean a delayed start to trading in a programme originally expected to launch in first-half 2017 * Data collection will cover companies producing petrochemicals, chemicals, building materials, non-ferrous metals, paper-making, steel and iron ore, as well as power generation and aviation
* Plants that emitted more than an equivalent of 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in any year between 2013 and 2017 will be ordered to report data to local authorities
(Reporting by Muyu Xu and Josephine Mason; Editing by Joseph Radford)