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(Washington, DC – February 26, 2015) - The Environmental Markets Association (EMA) is proud to announce Jeff Fort of Dentons and Christie Bradway of Eversource as the newest members of the Board of Directors.
“We are delighted to have both Mr. Fort and Ms. Bradway join the EMA Board,” said EMA Chair, Joe Roenbeck. “Jeff was a key figure working with EMA on submitting comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in 2010, making the argument how environmental commodities were not swaps under the law. Jeff has also been integral in developing and presenting content at EMA’s Annual Meetings for many years.”
“Christie has been a welcomed perspective at EMA’s renewable energy events including our hugely successful Northeast and New England REC Round Tables,” Mr. Roenbeck continued, “and we look forward to her contributions on the Board.”
Ms. Bradway will serve the Board for a term of one year. Mr. Fort will serve the Board for a term of three years.
About Jeff Fort, Dentons LLP
Jeff Fort’s practice has spanned decades of environmental issues and has involved all environmental media, and virtually every legal tool to advance and resolve the most challenging environmental and energy issues. Jeff is also co-directing the firm’s Climate Change practice, handled the Cambodia Carbon Credit project which was recognzied by the American Lawyer as the Climate Deal of the Year in 2014 and works extensively in the California carbon market, including creating carbon offset credits. His practice includes internal environmental investigations and audits, the design and implementation of environmental compliance programs and systems, and evaluation of self-reporting and voluntary compliance strategies. He also has extensive experience in complex air regulation and permitting matters and in creating and transferring emission credits. He has extensive experience in issues related to contaminated sediments and remedial options. He has successfully litigated before all levels of state and federal courts and negotiated with all varieties of local state and federal environmental agencies. Jeff has a strong track record of success in reported decisions in which he was the principal advocate. Mr. Fort also has extensive experience in auditing and verifying compliance matters. He is the author of "Designing an Effective Environmental Compliance Program" (1993–2010) Volume 6 of the Corporate Compliance Series by Thompson Publishing.
About Christie Bradway, Manager - Renewable Power Contracts, Eversource
Christie is the Manager - Renewable Power Contracts at Eversource where she provides expertise in the area of renewable power and the environmental impacts of energy on the wholesale electric markets. She focuses on Renewable Power Strategy and Renewable Portfolio Standards throughout the NEPOOL Region, specifically in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Christie develops corporate, legislative and regulatory positions and administers business transactions in support of renewable power, including procurement and sale of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and administering both short and long-term contracts for RECs on behalf of The Connecticut Light and Power Company, The Western Massachusetts Electric Company and the Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Christie also manages the LREC/ZREC Program, a $1B long-term REC contracting program for Connecticut Light and Power. Christie joined Eversource in 2000, where she has held a number of positions in addition to her current role as Manager - Renewable Energy Contracts, including Manager of Environmental Compliance and Strategy, and Manager of CL&P Meter Operations. She has also held numerous positions on various industry committees including chair of CBIA's Environmental Policy Council from 2004 - 2009. Christie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Geography and Biology from Central Connecticut State University, and a Master's Degree in Environmental Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
EMA is the leading US-based trade association focused on promoting market-based solutions for environmental challenges through sound public policy, industry best practices, effective education and training, and networking. EMA has spent over almost two decades educating professionals on emissions trading and risk management while creating insightful networking opportunities with other industry experts.