Energy and Environment

Dear USCBC Members Interested in Energy & Environment:
 
We wanted to provide an update on recent energy and environmental related policy and regulatory developments.Notably, there is a regulation on pollution discharge permitting out for comment from Ministry of Ecology and Environment open for comment through December 6.

USCBC also recently hosted a roundtable with 12 USCBC member companies to discuss challenges that EHS and environmental compliance professionals...

USCBC members interested in energy and environmental technologies:
 

In our regular review of policies related to energy and environmental news, we wanted to share the below policy and regulatory updates, including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment seeking comments on the Solid Waste Pollution Prevention and Control Law (Draft for Comment) through August 18. We would be interested in any company thoughts or feedback on the Draft Law. 

We hope these updates may be...

USCBC members interested in energy and environmental policies:
 
In our regular review of policies related to energy and environmental updates, we wanted to share the below updates, including a number of government statements supporting a three-year plan to support China’s Blue Sky Initiative, which includes specific emissions reduction goals. USCBC would be interested in member company feedback and thoughts on the plan, as we are planning future engagement with the central...

Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:

In our regular review of policies related to energy and environmental updates, we wanted to share the below updates with you. Recent updates include an opinions document by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, or MEE, (former Ministry of Environmental Protection) on discouraging a “one-size-fits-all” approach to environmental enforcement, and well as Xiong’an district being the first local regulator to adopt...

Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:
 
In our regular review of policies related to energy and environmental updates, we wanted to share the below updates on energy and environmental related developments.
 
Also, in case you missed it in USCBC’s China Market Intelligence, USCBC recently published an article on changes to China’s environmental and natural resources regulators following China’s national government restructuring,...

Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:

In our regular review of policies related to energy and environmental updates, we wanted to share the below article on Environmental Tax Law implementation and local tax rates, as well as other updates over the past month.
 
We hope these updates may be helpful, should you have any questions on these or other topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Best regards,
 
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Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:

In our regular review of policies related to energy and environmental updates, we wanted to share the below update on NDRC carbon trading developments and coal electricity availability.
 
We hope these updates may be helpful, should you have any questions on these or other topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Best regards,
 
Owen
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Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:
 
This month, central regulators issued notices to local authorities in Beijing, Tianjin and surrounding areas to restrict production capacity in specific industries, including steel, aluminum, building materials, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The notices call for capacity cuts to go into effect mid-November through March 2018. The notices could lead to mandated capacity restrictions that may impact regular...

Dear USCBC Member Companies interested in Energy and Environmental Technologies:
 
We wanted to share information on two upcoming energy and environmental related government events in the US and China that may be of interest to your company:
 
U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum (Denver, Colorado)
The 8th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum will be held in Denver, Colorado on October 13, 2017. Attending EEF is a unique opportunity for U.S. providers of energy...

Dear USCBC Member Companies interested in Energy and Environmental Technologies:
 
We wanted to share information on two upcoming energy and environmental related government events in the US and China that may be of interest to your company:
 
U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum (Denver, Colorado)
The 8th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum will be held in Denver, Colorado on October 13, 2017. Attending EEF is a unique opportunity for U.S. providers of energy...

Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:
 
On August 7, 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced that a fourth round of national environmental protection inspections have begun. The new inspection campaign will take place in Jilin, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hainan, Sichuan, Tibet, Qinghai, and Xinjiang to complete the central government nationwide inspection campaign which began in 2015. Inspections can lead to closures and shut...

Dear USCBC Member Companies Interested in Environmental Issues:

On June 26, 2017, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT), together with Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) drafted and released the Implementing Regulations for the China’s Environmental Protection Tax Law (Draft for Comments), which is now open for public comment. The government deadline for comment submission is Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Details on submission of...

Dear USCBC member companies interested in energy and environmental technologies:

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently uncovered a series of new developments related to energy and environmental policies, which are pasted below with brief summaries.

We hope that you may find this information useful. Should you have any questions on these items, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Dear USCBC members interested in the Energy and Environment Industry:

 

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we recently uncovered a series of new developments related to energy and environmental...

Environmental Protection Tax Law Released
On December 25, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) passed China’s first Environmental Protection Tax Law, which will take effect on January 1, 2018. The Law is released to replace the existing pollutant discharge fee system with a pollution tax as the main economic tool regulating environmental pollution by businesses in China. Accordingly, the tax will be imposed on businesses that directly emit taxable pollutants into...