2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

Thursday Presentations
Morning Keynote - Andrew Owens, Entergy Corp., Director of Regulatory Research
RECs Panel: SRECS don't fear the Reaper - but should the other Tier I RECs? - Solar REC prices for the most part have remained strong, but the markets for other Tier I RECs have been under downward pressure. This panel will discuss the factors that have been driving these trends as well as the regulatory developments which we should be focusing on.

RGGI Program Updates/Broader CO2 Update - This panel aims to provide an open dialogue on global carbon markets with a focus on WCI and RGGI markets. This panel is an interactive opportunity to discuss how regulation affects regional cap and trade programs, creating headwinds as well as opportunities for market participants.

  • Moderator: Mike Kierstead, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
  • Panelist: Dan McGraw, Carbon Pulse
  • Panelist: Andy Kruger, ClimeCo Corporation

LCFS and Transportation - The Low Carbon Fuels Standard aims to reduce California GHG emissions by encouraging the use of low-carbon fuels. Implemented in 2011, the program is one of nine efforts by California to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 by 2020. In this panel we will look at the history of the program, remark on its successes and failures and discuss where we see the program headed in the future.

New Markets - This panel will discuss two new potential markets: MA’s recently passed Clean Peak Standard and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) programs.

Afternoon Keynote - How State Energy Policies Interact with Wholesale Markets: harmonizing the market so they work together efficiently.

Friday Presentations
Update on the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) Markets - This panel will cover recent developments in the primary and secondary WCI Market, including the proposed amendments to the California Cap & Trade Program, the impact of the withdraw of Ontario and other prospects for new participation and international linkage.

  • Moderator: Dan Scarbrough, IncubEx, LLC
  • Panelist: Michael Ball, Argus Air Daily
  • Panelist: Dan McGraw, Carbon Pulse
  • Panelist: Adam Raphaely, Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc

Regional Roundup Panel