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  • August 03, 2021 10:19 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    Lead of Environmental Commodities Strategies and Operations

    Sol Systems is seeking an Environmental Commodities Strategy & Operations Lead to help manage and grow Sol’s portfolio of SRECs, RECs, LCFS, and other commodities.  This is an ideal position for an experienced manager with a proven track record in shaping expansion strategies and building partnerships in environmental commodity markets as well as a high-level understanding of the operational mechanics of trading platforms.  This position will be at a Director, Senior Director, or VP level based on the candidate’s experience level.    

    Sol Systems is a solar energy project development and financial services company with a national footprint and a diverse customer, investor, and partner base.  It has financed or developed over $2 billion of solar energy assets to date.  As a leading renewable energy developer, financier, trader and operator, Sol empowers entrepreneurs to have a meaningful impact on the world with a focus on catalyzing the development and operation of sustainable infrastructure.

    Over the last decade the company has evolved its environmental commodity desk to build a leading solar development company serving Amazon, Walmart and a number of the Fortune 500 companies, and one of the largest solar infrastructure funds in the country.  

    Sol’s Environmental Commodities division is the oldest division at Sol, founded in 2008. The team is an innovative market maker having helped open several state markets and developing solutions to make environmental commodity market participation accessible to all – whether they generate a few credits each year or hundreds of thousands of credits each year.  In addition, Sol has pioneered long-term strips and upfront contracts for several commodities to help market participants hedge against market volatility.  Sol was the first company to offer long-term strips and upfronts for SRECs across PJM and NEPOOL.  In addition, the Environmental Commodities team has also raised capital with institutional and individual investors to build out solar projects with optimized environmental credit investing.  The Environmental Commodities team now manages one of the largest portfolios in the country serving over 17,000 customers via 200+ exclusive partnerships and 400+ MWs of capacity.   

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Work with senior leadership to build out and manage a 7 member team focused on strategy, business development, and operations in environmental commodity markets
    • Lead market expansion into new products, services, and geographic areas
    • Develop channel partnerships with solar installers, solar / wind developers, EV charging and fleet network operators, other environmental commodity market participants
    • Manage and maintain several existing key client relationships
    • Build pro-active outreach strategies to our customers and partners to keep them engaged and up to date on Sol’s offerings and market happenings
    • Represent Sol at industry events
    • Work with Marketing to create new collateral and marketing materials including thought leadership pieces
    • Work with IT to build out new technology solutions to better serve our partners and customers as well as internal teams
    • Work with Legal to ensure contracts and compliance needs are being met at the highest standard
    • Manage, train and mentor junior staff

    A successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

    • 7+ years of experience in environmental commodity markets; particularly, SRECs, RECs, or LCFS
    • Business development, sales, and operations experience within environmental commodity markets (trading experience a plus but not required)
    • Strong understanding of solar and energy markets
    • Experience managing and coaching team members
    • Experience originating new partnerships and leading sales
    • Ability to communicate and understand trading or aggregation strategies to an investment committee and risk groups
    • Understanding of environmental commodity financial products (ex. spot transactions, long-term contracts, upfronts, etc)
    • Drive, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work at and build up a small but growing business
    • Strong interest to make an impact in the clean energy industry
    • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
    • Creative problem solver
    • Hungry to build something that you will own

    Location & Hours: This is a full-time role and will be based in our Washington, DC office.

    Commitment & Compensation: This position will be at a director, senior director, or VP level based on candidate experience and compensation will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Sol Systems provides health insurance, retirement benefits, partial gym reimbursement, education benefits, parental leave, paid vacation, sick and federal holidays, and the opportunity to work in a unique and dynamic environment.

    To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.

    Deadline: We hope to hire for this position immediately and will review applicants on a rolling basis.

    Sol Systems is an equal-opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, creed, or other traits. Sol Systems supports and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

  • August 02, 2021 9:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (August 2, 2021) - Evolution Markets facilitated the first trade in the CME Group-listed CBL NatureBased Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures contact.

    The trade, which involved Hartree Partners and Andurand Climate and Energy Transition Fund as counterparties, represents an important marker in the development of a listed futures market for high-quality carbon offsets.

    Read more here: https://www.evomarkets.com/content/news/news_releases_50_news_release_pdf.pdf

  • July 27, 2021 8:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 27, 2021) - Xpansiv is experiencing tremendous growth, with increased market share being driven by the rapid rise of ESG markets as companies seek to fulfill carbon-neutral commitments; to date, more than 1,500 global corporations have announced a commitment to net-zero. This growing dedication to decarbonization is expected to underpin market growth for decades to come, with Xpansiv’s digital infrastructure uniquely positioned to facilitate this transition.

    Read more here: https://xpansiv.com/interview-with-executive-chairman-will-stewart/

  • July 23, 2021 12:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 23, 2021) - Burton’s experience in utility incentives, restaurant operations, and HVAC replacement all intersected when a large client with over 2,200 restaurants mentioned they were replacing HVAC units at their restaurants in the Chicago market. 

    We quickly inquired about the incentives they were receiving for the units and their response was, “What incentives?”.

    Read more here: http://www.theenergytrail.com/everybody-likes-free-money/

  • July 22, 2021 9:30 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 22, 2021) - Sol Systems, LLC (“Sol Systems” or the “Company”), a leading US renewable energy solutions firm, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that Sol Systems has received a significant minority investment from KKR to scale the Company’s Impact + Infrastructure approach.

    Sol Systems and KKR also announced a new strategic partnership in which KKR is committing up to $1 billion to develop and acquire utility-scale renewable energy and storage projects, helping fund Sol Systems’ efforts to meet growing sustainability needs in North America.

    Read more here: https://www.solsystems.com/news/sol-systems-partners-with-kkr-to-scale-impact-focused-renewable-energy-solutions/

  • July 22, 2021 8:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 22, 2021) - Bracewell LLP represented Sol Systems LLC in a transaction that included a significant minority investment from KKR to scale the company’s Impact + Infrastructure approach.

    Along with the transaction, Sol Systems and KKR announced a new strategic partnership in which KKR is committing up to $1 billion to acquire shovel-ready projects.

    Read more here: https://bracewell.com/news/bracewell-represents-sol-systems-minority-investment-kkr

  • July 21, 2021 8:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 21, 2021) - Duke Energy Florida today announced the locations of its four newest solar power plants – the latest move in the company’s program to expand its renewable generation portfolio.

    “We continue investing in utility-scale solar in Florida because our customers deserve a cleaner energy future,” said Duke Energy Florida state president Melissa Seixas. “These solar plants are the latest milestones in our strategy to deliver reliable, cost-effective, clean energy to our customers.”

    Read more here: https://news.duke-energy.com/releases/duke-energy-florida-announces-4-new-solar-sites

  • July 21, 2021 8:00 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 21, 2021) - Xpansiv, the global marketplace for ESG commodities, announces record activity as well as plans to undertake a capital raise to accelerate its expansion.

    Xpansiv’s increased market share continues to be driven by the rapid rise of ESG markets as companies seek to fulfill carbon-neutral commitments. To date, more than 1,500 corporations have announced a commitment to net-zero. This growing dedication to decarbonization is expected to underpin market growth for decades to come, with Xpansiv’s digital infrastructure uniquely positioned to facilitate the transition.

    “We have delivered exceptional growth in the first half of 2021 as global market participants organize around ESG drivers and begin to execute on net-zero carbon commitments,” said Xpansiv CEO Joe Madden.

    Read more here: https://xpansiv.com/xpansiv-posts-record-growth-undertakes-capital-raise-to-accelerate-expansion/

  • July 20, 2021 8:30 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    (July 20, 2021) - We were absolutely delighted to win not one, but two, prestigious industry accolades at the Energy Risk Awards 2021 : Commodity Broker of the Year and Weather House of the Year.

    These awards are testament to all the hard work our teams have been doing across the firm. They recognise the growth of our business, organically and through acquisition, the strength of our Neon technology platform, and also the specialised ‘actionable’ intelligence that Marex provides its clients.

    Read more here: https://www.marex.com/news/2021/07/energy-risk-awards/

  • July 14, 2021 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    (Washington, DC) July 14, 2021—The Environmental Markets Association (EMA) announced the dates and location for their 25th Annual Meeting during their Webinar on The Maryland Cap.  

    Executive Director, Lauren LeMunyan shared that after a year and change of virtual meetings, the association is holding their first in person event at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas on October 11 – 13, 2021. 

    Chairman Jack Velasquez of Marex Spectron expressed his excitement during the Webinar, “I can’t wait to see you all in person to come together to move environmental markets forward.” 

    The event will have a capped attendance and follow all recommended federal, state and local health protocols. The Annual Meeting will include a day and a half of live sessions and networking opportunities.  

    To join the planning committee and learn more about the conference, visit www.enviromarkets.org.   

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