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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

1:00pm - 4:30pm

Pre-Meeting Training Seminar- Strategies for Trading in the Evolving California Carbon Market (Separate Registration Required)

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Climate Action Reserve Presentation

(Included in Registration)


This session will provide a detailed look at the process of registering projects and generating California compliance offsets. It will include early action projects and the mechanism for converting

CRTs to compliance offsets. It will be valuable for project developers, brokers, verifiers, compliance buyers, and other participants in the California cap and trade market.

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Board Meeting

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 25, 2012

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast


Opening Remarks - Allison Wood, Chairman, Environmental Markets Association

8:40am - 9:30am

Opening Keynote - Richard L. Sandor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Finance Products LLC and Author, Good Derivatives

9:30am - 11:00am

Session I: Everything You Need To Know About the California Greenhouse Gas Market


With the first auction imminent and compliance obligations poised to begin in 2013, this session will explain the details of this new and exciting market. The panelists will offer a wide-range

of perspectives and include a state regulator, a company that will have large obligations under the new program, the allowance auction system provider, and expert insights from consultants

with years of experience in cap-and-trade.


Moderator: John Melby, The Melby Group

Jim Buerkle, Southern California Edison

Michael Gibbs, California Air Resources Board

Jane Lloyd, Markit

Jan Mazurek, ICF International


11:00am - 11:30am

Networking Break


11:30am - 12:30pm

Session II: Not So Fast: Litigation Threats to the California Greenhouse Gas Market


Everyone is gearing up for the start of the California greenhouse gas market. Auctions have been scheduled. Plans have been made. But is all this premature? There have been at least three

lawsuits challenging California's cap-and-trade program, and the possibility for more looms. This panel will discuss the cases that have been filed and the possible ramifications for the new market.


Moderator: Allison Wood, Hunton & Williams

Cara Horowitz, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law

Thomas McHenry, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


12:30pm - 2:00pm

Networking Luncheon

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session III: Traditional Emissions Markets: What’s Up With NOx and SO2 in the Aftermath of the Litigation Over the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule


This session will explore the current state of the NOx and SO2 markets, particularly in the aftermath of the D.C. Circuit’s decision to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).

The panelists will explain the court’s decision, what the next steps could be, how it affecting regulated entities, and what the impact has been on these traditional emissions markets.


Moderator: Gary Hart, ICAP

Bruce Braine, AEP

Karl Karg, Latham and Watkins

Dan Scarbrough, IntercontinentalExchange


3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break


4:00pm - 5:00pm

Session IV: Offset Credits: Early Action, and CCOs


We know that emission offsets are key tool for controlling costs. This panel will discuss the current state of the market for compliance offsets and the new terminology for the ARB Offset Markets.

Privately owned Registries and Programs for Early Action Offsets will play a key role including for processing and issuance of Registry Offset Credits and ARB Offset Credits. Panelists include

offset project developers and registry representatives to provide a real transactional view of the offset market and potential supply, and

potential insurance products.


Moderator: Jeff Fort, SNR Denton

Belinda Morris, American Carbon Registry

Patrick Pfeiffer, EOS Climate, Inc.

Morgan Hagerty, CE2 Capital


5:00pm - 5:30pm

Session V: Other Markets: The Three Rs―Renewables, RECs, and RGGI


With all of the focus on the emerging California GHG market, other markets outside of California aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions have taken a back seat. This session will discuss

the current state of the markets for renewables and RECs outside of California and will explain the current status of the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).


Moderator: Joe Roenbeck, PSEG

William Nelson, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


5:30pm - 7:30pm

Chairman's Reception

Friday, October 26, 2012

8:00am - 9:00am



8:15am - 8:45am

Breakfast EMA Membership Meeting



9:00am - 9:30am

Session VI: It’s Not All About Greenhouse Gases: The California REC Markets


With all of the excitement surrounding the start of California’s new greenhouse gas market, it is easy to overlook California’s existing markets for RECs. This session will provide an update on this

market, its current status, and how it might be impacted by the new greenhouse gas market.


Moderator: Dan Scarbrough, IntercontinentalExchange

Steve Fine, ICF International

Erin Eckenrod, EDP Renewables North America


9:30am - 10:00am

Networking Break


10:00am - 11:00am

Session VII: Investor Outlook on Environmental Markets


California's AB32 implementation is changing the landscape for investors in energy, fuels, efficiency and carbon mitigation projects.  Come hear how effectively the changing and emerging markets

for carbon, renewable energy and low carbon fuels both help and hinder investor risk.


Moderator: Kedin Kilgore

Jeff King, Scotiabank

Blake Schaefer, Platinum Partners

Jason Patrick, Real Options International


11:00am - 12:00pm

Session VIII: Who Needs Congress? Can EPA Create a Greenhouse Gas Market Under the Clean Air Act?


For years it was believed that Congress would create a national greenhouse gas market to address climate change. With Congressional action on greenhouse gases all but out of the picture,

is there another way forward to a national market? This panel will discuss EPA's power under the Clean Air Act and the possible mechanisms by which it might create such a market.


Moderator: Allison Wood, Hunton & Williams

Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future

Tauna Szymanski, Hunton & Williams





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