October 1, 2023
12:00 - 4:00pm Golf Tournament (Separate Registration) Sponsored by:
5:00pm - 7:30pm Registration Check In
6:00 - 7:30pm Welcome Reception
9:00am - 9:10am Opening Remarks - EMA Chairman, Jack Velasquez, Marex Spectron
9:10am - 9:30am Opening Keynote: "Navigating the Energy Transition"
Karl R. Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC
Karl R. Rábago operates an energy consultancy based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Karl has 33+ years of experience in energy and climate policy and markets and is recognized as an innovator in utility regulatory issues relating to clean and distributed energy services and technologies. Karl serves as Chair of the Board of the Center for Resource Solutions, a non-governmental organization that manages the Green-e Certification program, and on the Boards of Solar United Neighbors and the Texas Solar Energy Society. He serves on the board of the Colorado Electric Transmission Authority. Rábago has been a Commissioner on the Texas Public Utility Commission; a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy; Vice President of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy; Director of Regulatory Affairs for the AES Corporation and AES Wind; and Managing Director and Principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Karl is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management and has a Juris Doctorate (Honors) from the University of Texas and Master of Laws degrees, in environmental and military law, from Pace Law School and the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School.
9:30am - 10:30am Harnessing the Potential of Western RECs
Join our RECsperts as they explore the vast opportunities and potential of Western RECs. Gain valuable insights around solar and wind resources, innovative technologies, and favorable policy landscapes.
Moderator: Stephen McComb, Managing Director, IncubEx
Damian Irizarry, Head of West Power Origination, Mercuria
Harry Singh, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Kristin Janicek, President, RPS Advisors
11:30am - 12:30pm Riding the Wave: Trends and Opportunities in Voluntary RECs
Join our expert panelists as they discuss the latest market dynamics and potential opportunities for voluntary RECs.
Moderator: Jonathan Brown, Head of US Renewables, Statkraft
Gates Sanford, Head of Trading, 3Degrees
Erin Eckenrod, Director of Environmental Products, AES
Shane Mulqueen, Senior Environmental Commodities Trader, STX
12:30pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm Powering Progress: Current Trends and Updates in Northeast and Compliance RECs
Join our panel of industry experts as they delve into the latest trends, regulatory updates, and market developments specific to the Northeast region and compliance RECs.
Moderator: Alex Sheets, Anew
Mark Scorsolini, Vice President, STX Group
Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Future Energy Analytics, S&P Global
2:00pm - 3:00pm Navigating Compliance Carbon
Gain valuable insights into the latest trends, policy developments, and market dynamics shaping the Compliance Carbon markets.
Moderator: Francis Lessard, Manager, Environmental Products, Uniper
Jesse Adamski, Senior Trader, Constellation
Jennifer McIsaac, VP Market Analysis, ClearBlue Markets
Adam Raphaely, Managing Director - Trading, Mercuria
3:00pm - 3:15pm Networking Break Sponsored by:
3:15pm - 4:45pm Voluntary Carbon: What's the Way Forward?
Gain valuable insights into the latest trends, policy developments, and market dynamics shaping the Voluntary Carbon markets.
Moderator: Hugh McAlpine, Carbon Financial Services
Nathan Clark, Managing Director, IncubEx
Stephen Donofrio, Managing Director, Ecosystem Marketplace
Ben Parkhurst, VP - Technical Development, Anew Climate
Christina Van Winkle, Manager of Energy and Environmental Policy, Xcel Energy
October 3, 2023
8:00am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast (Committee Meet and Greet at Select Tables)
9:00am - 10:30am Can You Trade That? Emerging Markets and Technologies To Look Out For
Explore the latest trends and market opportunities that are shaping environmental markets. We’re talking Ammonia, Hydrogen, and much, much more!
Moderator: Lance Titus, Managing Director, Uniper Global Commodities
Don Boyajian, Director of Government Affairs and Counsel, Plug Power
Haley Shewfelt, International Portfolio Manager, 3Degrees
Jasmine Zhu, SVP of Market Development, FIÙTUR
10:45am - 11:30am What's Going on in Gas? RSG & RNG
How are RNG and RSG transforming the gas sector? Join us to learn how these low-carbon alternatives are reducing emissions and creating new opportunities for renewable energy integration.
Moderator: Ken Nelson, President, Blue Delta Energy
Adam Waterson, Managing Director of Sustainable Gas, Constellation
Matt Lawson, Vice President of Low-Carbon Solutions, Twin Eagle Resources Management, LLC
11:30am - 12:00pm Leveraging Academic Research to Enhance and Defend Environmental Markets
Over the last year environmental markets have been under attack. As an industry we have been called to educate, advocate and defend the markets that have worked for decades. Learn how to leverage the power of academic research to preserve and expand the markets.
Moderator: Caroline Gentry, Director, Environmental Markets, Nodal Exchange
Ian Lange, Associate Professor, Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines
Clayton Munnings, UC Berkeley, Carbon Quality Lab, and Elevate Climate