China to launch pilot RECs market
China will launch a pilot national renewable energy certificates (RECs) scheme on 1 July 2017, according to the country's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), in a bid to reduce its subsidies to the sector.
EF BRIEFS: Ikea, Quercus, South Pole Group
Swedish furniture company Ikea said it will not invest any of its £524 million ($638.8 million) green energy fund in the UK, as government policies have made it 'difficult'.
Prices down, but optimism up
Prices have come under renewed pressure, say the winners of this year's Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings, but growing interest from corporates offers reasons for hope. Peter Cripps reports
Winners of Environmental Finance's Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings see better times ahead
Sentiment in the voluntary carbon market remains bullish despite prices continuing to come under pressure, according to the latest survey of the market by Environmental Finance.
South Pole snaps up Perenia in second deal Down Under
Project developer South Pole Group has bought Perenia, one of the leading carbon companies in Australia, in its second acquisition in the country in recent months.