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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

October 2, 2023

8:00am - 9:00am  Registration & Check In

8:00am - 9:00am   Networking Breakfast               Sponsored by: 

9:00am - 5:00pm  Conference Sessions

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

10:30am - 10:45am  Networking Break                   Sponsored by: 

10:45am - 11:30am  Granular Approaches to Renewable Energy

Moderator: Ben Gerber, President and CEO, M-RETS 

Megan Lorenzen, Director of Climate and Energy, Salesforce

Brian Megali, Director of Clean Energy, Constellation

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 - 2:00pPowering 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

4:45pm - 5:00pm Day 1 Round Up and How to Get Involved with EMA

Christian Hofer, Senior Director of Environmental Commodity Trading, Sol Systems

Ken Nelson, President, Blue Delta Energy

5:30pm - 7:30pm Wild Wild West Reception

Round up your colleagues, put your best cowboy hat on, and join us for a note-worthy evening of networking, noshing, and live bluegrass music from Slay!

Sponsored by: 

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 

10:30am - 10:45am Networking Break                Sponsored by:    

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

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