Relations with Beijing to impact Taiwan emissions trading plans

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The success of Taiwan's potential emissions trading scheme (ETS) will depend on its diplomatic status, say analysts contacted by Energy Risk.

Taiwan's President Wu Den-yih has urged his government to step up plans for a cap-and-trade system, but this faces strong opposition from domestic industry, and relations with China are expected to affect Taiwan's participation in any future global carbon trading arena.

"The big issue is – once it's up and running – how does Taiwan interact with the rest o

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