24 January 2018 – The Beijing DRC published a list of Key Emitters and Reporting Entities for the year 2017. Key emitters include entities with direct and indirect CO2 emissions of more than (including) 5000 tons per year for fixed and mobile facilities that are registered and located in Beijing. In total 943 key emitters, 4 less than in 2016, are obliged to take responsibility for emissions control in 2017. Reporting entities are entities with total energy consumption of more than (including) 2000 standard coal equivalent per year, registered and located in Beijing. In total, 621 reporting entities, an increase of 39 entities compared to 2016, are to provide carbon emission reports for 2017.
Years of groundwork came to a conclusion with the official ushering in of trading in the Chinese national emissions trading system (ETS) on 16 July