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Since 1996, the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) has been bringing together the brightest minds in environmental markets. EMA is known for creating environments for networking, idea sharing, and open discussion. EMA's 26th Annual Meeting will be held on October 2-4, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Network with the experts making the market.

Share ideas with regulators and policy makers.

Connect with established and emerging entrants in the markets.

Learn about new trends and changes.


October 2, 2022

5:00pm - 7:00pm -  Registration Check In

5:30pm - 7:00pm - Welcome Reception (Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel) Sponsored by:

October 3, 2022

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration Check In & Networking Breakfast Sponsored by: 

9:00am - 9:15am - Opening Remarks - Jack Velasquez, Director of Environmental Markets North America, Marex Spectron and EMA Chairperson

9:15am - 9:45am -  Welcome & Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote: Kathleen BarrĂ³n, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Constellation

9:45am - 10:45am - Compliance RECs Round Table

Join our experts as they explore the latest on PJM, NEPOOL and key REC states and what policies are driving the markets and what fundamentals are pushing and pulling them. 

Moderator: Jack Velasquez, Director of Environmental Markets North America, Marex Spectron


Ali Shajrawi, Manager, Environmental Markets Analysis and Trading, LS Power

Nick Gaudio, Manager, Business Development, Lightsource bp

David Horsley, Manager North American Environmental Markets, Intercontinental Exchange

10:45am - 11:45am Voluntary RECs Round Table

More and more companies are leveraging voluntary RECs as they look for ways to decarbonize and meet their net zero aspirations. Today, there are multiple registries with voluntary RECs offered OTC and via futures exchanges. See how and where voluntary REC markets are growing across North America and why. What’s next for voluntary RECs?

Moderator: Gates Sanford, Head of Trading, 3Degrees


Maya Kelty, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, 3Degrees

Peggy Kellen, Director, Policy, Center for Resource Solutions

Shane Mulqueen, Senior Environmental Commodities Trading, STX

11:45am - 1:30pm - Networking Lunch Sponsored by: 

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Carbon Fireside Chat with Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, IETA

Moderator: Stephen McComb, SVP, IncubEx

Join Katie and Steve for an in depth discussion on all things carbon. The conversation will be wide ranging from Paris Agreement implementation, legacy opportunities in CDM projects, digitization of offsets to the latest from supply (IC-VCM) and demand (VCMII) initiatives for voluntary carbon. Steve and Katie will also cover topics related to domestic markets in the  EU, US, Canada and others.

2:00pm - 2:45pm – Compliance Carbon 

North American carbon markets are in flux. We've got states in and out of RGGI, states getting ready to launch carbon markets and then there is California. 2023 is shaping up to become one of the most interesting years ever for carbon markets. Get your popcorn ready for a dynamic and engaging discussion about WCI, RGGI, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania and Virginia - and maybe even North Carolina.

Moderator: Braydon Boulanger, Manager, Environmental Products Trading, TransAlta


Jennifer McIsaac, Director of Market Analysis, ClearBlue Markets

Dan McGraw, Head of Regulatory Analysis, Mercuria

2:45pm – 3:15pm – Networking Break Sponsored by:

3:15pm - 4:00pm Voluntary Carbon 

The global push to reach carbon neutral and net zero goals is ambitious and will require every tool in the toolbox. Voluntary carbon has emerged as one of the essential instruments to meet those goals. But they have not come without criticisms and questions. And they also have led to several initiatives aimed at scaling them from a $2 billion market into $180 billion by 2030 (pick your favorite forecast). Join this expert panel to discuss what it will take to make voluntary carbon a trusted, deep, liquid and efficient market.

Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, IETA


David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verra

Roman Kramarchuk, S&P Global Platts

4:00pm - 4:45pm Updates in LCFS

California's LCFS market has seen its fair share of price moves but the doward trend for almost all of 2021 has been eye-opening. Join this panel of market experts to talk about the fundamental drivers that have been pulling this market downward, dive into California Air Resources Board's scoping plan and discuss how the push for an all-EV economy in the state might affect this dynamic market. Panelists will also examine other state LCFS programs such as Oregon, Washington and beyond.

Moderator: Ken Nelson, President, Blue Delta Energy


Natasha Beilstein, Manager of Renewable Fuels Marketing, WM Renewable Energy

Jamie Dorner, Low Carbon Compliance Analyst, S&P Global Commodities Insights

Mike Saxton, Managing,  Director, Clean Transportation, SRECTrade

Sam Wade, Director of Public Policy, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Offsite Conference Reception - USS Constellation (Included in Conference Registration)

The USS Constellation is a sloop-of-war, the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy. She was built in 1854, using a small amount of material salvaged from the frigate USS Constellation, which had been disassembled the year before. She is now preserved as a museum ship in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a National Historic Landmark.

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October 4, 2022

9:00am - 9:30am - Networking Breakfast

9:30am - 11:45am – The Journey to Energy Independence: Tools and Tactics of 24/7 

Join our two panels of experts as they discuss strategies in pricing with voluntary and compliance, impacts of policy, and what’s needed to get to 24/7.

Like a beating heart, you can hear regulators around the globe discussing carbon markets. Join this esteemed panel which will discuss the latest regulatory proposals, committees and ideas that could shape or reshape carbon markets for decades to come. Can regulatory structure add liquidity to the markets or might it hinder the organic growth we see?

Customers & Products Panel

Moderator: Whitney Boles, Constellation


Erin Eckenrod, Director of Environmental Products, AES Corporation

Luke Penne, Sr. BDM-Offsite Renewables, Constellation

Doug Miller, Deputy Director, Market & Policy Innovation, CEBI

Therese Miranda-Blackney, Sr. Director, Innovation, LevelTen

Policy, Markets & Data Panel

Moderator: Whitney Boles, Constellation


Bill Berg, Vice President, Market Development, Constellation

Laura Corso, Managing Director, Partnerships, WattTime

Ben Gerber, President and Chief Executive Officer, M-RETS

12:00pm - Conference Adjourns

12:30pm - 2:00pm - EMA Board of Directors Meeting

EMA has contracted a group of rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel at the discounted rate of $187/night+ tax.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202

(410) 385-3000

Make Your Reservation

Reservations must be made by September 12th to receive the group rate.

About the Hotel - Tucked in Harbor East near the famed Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront offers guests an unsurpassed location from which to explore the vibrant city of Baltimore. The top-rated waterfront hotel in Baltimore is superbly situated in the Harbor East district, home to the city's best dining and nightlife opportunities. Upon arrival, guests will be delighted to discover spacious, well-appointed rooms with perks including luxury bedding, high-definition TVs, and stunning water views. Additional hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center. Boasting a staggering 50,000 square feet of event space and situated near the city's Convention Center, the hotel is ideal for business travelers to Baltimore. Families, too, will appreciate the superior location near local attractions like Camden Yards. Head towards the water and see why Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is the perfect option for business and leisure travel alike.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration is available through August 26th.

Click here to lock in the rate.

EMA Member Rate

Early Bird - $595 | Regular - $695

Non-Member Rate

Early Bird - $1295 | Regular - $1495


EMA Member - $250 | Non-Member - $395


 Get out in front of EMA members and environmental markets industry professionals by supporting EMA’s flagship event of the year. This two-day conference includes two receptions, lunches, networking breaks and breakfasts to sponsor. 


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