EMA Facilitates Open Discussion on Issues Surrounding AB 32

On Thursday, March 13, 2013, the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) brought together industry professionals representing municipalities, government, law firms and the trading community to discuss the latest update with California’s AB 32 program.
“As a Board member of the EMA and the moderator for this Round Table, I was encouraged by the open and frank discussion between panelists and participants,” said John Melby of The Melby Group. “EMA is hopeful that this format will better facilitate open discussions for California and other regional and federal environmental trading programs.”
Thought Leaders participating in the Round Table included Bob Wyman of Latham & Watkins, Michael Gibbs of the California Air Resources Board, Brad Neff of PG&E, JP Brisson of Latham & Watkins, Lenny Hochschild of Evolution Markets, Patrick Pfeiffer of EOS Climate, Gary Gero of CAR, Dan Scarbrough of IntercontinentalExchange, Paul Augustine of Southern California Edison, Jessica Seff of Atlas Markets and Philip Sheehy of ICF International.
The program included presentations and discussions on pending lawsuits, offset availability, LCFS and auction dynamics.
Presentations are available for viewing for EMA Members.