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  • January 06, 2022 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Board Members of the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) unanimously voted in two new officers to serve in the role of Vice Chairperson and Treasurer. 

    Christian Hofer of Sol Systems, a long-standing EMA Board Member and Chair of The Market Principles Committee, will serve in the role of Vice Chairperson. Mr. Hofer has worked tirelessly to publish multiple comments to legislators and is a driving force behind promoting EMA’s Market Principles.

    Stephen McComb, a newly elected Board member and dedicated EMA member, will serve in the role of Treasurer. Mr. McComb has been a champion of new networking initiatives and is committed to seeing EMA prosper. 

    Jack Velasquez of Marex Spectron will continue to serve as the Chairperson of EMA.

    About EMA

    The Environmental Markets Association is a 25-year-old pro-environment, pro-business, pro-competitive markets industry trade association with a mission to promote open, competitive and tradable market-based solutions to solve environmental challenges while simultaneously supporting sustainable economic development. EMA does this through education, advocacy, and networking opportunities for its members and the public. Learn more and join today at

    About Christian Hofer, Sol Systems

    Mr. Hofer is an EMA Board of Director and serves as Chair of the Market Principles Committee, which aims to increase awareness about the advantages of market-based solutions for achieving sustainable development.  He is a Senior Director of Trading at Sol Systems, a leading renewable energy infrastructure developer in North America.  Prior to his role at Sol Systems, he led corporate development for Skystream Markets, a firm dedicated to building environmental commodity trading platforms.  Mr. Hofer has over a decade of experience transacting in environmental and capital markets. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut School of Business, where he also published an economic thesis on the use of carbon offsets for implementing reforestation.

    About Stephen McComb, IncubEx

    Stephen McComb is a Chicago-based economist and environmental and energy executive who currently serves as a senior vice president of IncubEx. McComb joined IncubEx in 2019 as a senior vice president. He spent six and a half years at the Intercontinental Exchange in environmental market roles after it acquired the Chicago Climate Exchange in 2010. McComb has also served as an economist for the State Utility Forecasting Group at Purdue University.  He has also been a member of the Ontario Energy Board. McComb served in the Canadian armed services for three years as an infantryman.

  • January 05, 2022 7:03 PM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    Seattle, WA — Built In today announced that Xpansiv, the global marketplace for ESG commodities, was honored in its 2022 Best Places to Work Awards, earning “Seattle Best Midsize Companies to Work For.” The awards program includes companies in the eight largest tech markets across the U.S.

    “We are thrilled to be included in this award,” said Xpansiv CEO Joe Madden, “especially because it highlights our emphasis on building a vibrant culture and a team of remarkable individuals, all pulling together to deliver a world worthy of future generations.”

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  • January 05, 2022 7:53 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, SYDNEY – 6 January 2021 — Xpansiv, the global marketplace for ESG commodities, today announced first trades of the Core Global Emissions Offset™ (C-GEO™) contracts on Xpansiv market CBL, the world’s largest exchange for trading carbon credits, RECs, water, and Digital Fuels. First-day transactions totaled 127,207 mtCO2e (tons).

    A total of 13 different companies traded the new contracts including Chevron USA Inc., Carbon Growth Partners, EKI Energy Services Ltd., Fathom Energy LLC, Mercuria Energy America, LLC, Radicle Group Inc., and Viridios Capital.

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  • January 04, 2022 9:16 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    ClearBlue Markets is excited to announce its new President, Fiona Oliver-Glasford. Fiona has joined the team with 20+ years of experience in energy and carbon.

    Most recently, Fiona worked at South Africa’s Sasol as the VP, Low Carbon Energy Solutions. Prior to that, Fiona led a team accountable for Enbridge Gas Inc’s carbon compliance obligation originally captured through Ontario’s participation with California and Quebec in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and then subsequently through the Canadian Federal Carbon Pricing Program and Ontario’s Emission Performance System.

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  • December 22, 2021 2:35 PM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    In this year’s Energy Entrepreneurs: State of the Market report, we benchmark UK independent renewable generation capacity and explore the role of energy entrepreneurs across the generation, business and transport sectors in the push to net-zero. Here are five key insights from the report, which is now available to download in full or as a quick 5-minute digest.

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  • December 22, 2021 11:20 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    Nodal Exchange and IncubEx today announced the upcoming launch of four brand new environmental futures on January 7, 2022, bringing the largest market for environmental products in the world to 100 futures and options contracts.

    Pending regulatory review, Nodal will list physically-delivered futures contracts on:

    • California Carbon Offset 8 Futures
    • California Carbon Offset 0 Futures
    • Maine Class 1A REC Futures
    • Massachusetts CES-E Futures

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  • December 22, 2021 10:41 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    With just a few days of 2021 left, we thought we’d highlight just a few moments from this past year that stood out to us here at Delta. Of course, we can’t capture it all in one blog post: every community workshop, every tree planted, every soil health test …

    What we can share, however, is our gratitude for all our donors and partners who have supported this work throughout this past year–let alone those who have been supporting us for longer throughout Delta’s 23-year history of collaborating to solve complex environmental challenges!

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  • December 20, 2021 10:09 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    A cultural shift has rippled across the global economy, sending every corporation, university, and government scrambling to address climate-change risks. It’s a movement that environmentalists have dreamed of, and an opportunity that Xpansiv market CBL has planned for.

    The clearest path to immediate action involves voluntary emissions offset credits—a way for firms to help finance emissions-reduction projects while they determine how best to implement long-term, sustainable practices.}

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  • December 17, 2021 8:29 AM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The New York Stock Exchange, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, announced that Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GBCI) has completed its listing transfer and will begin trading today as an NYSE-listed company.

    Glacier Bancorp, the parent company for Glacier Bank and its bank divisions, will now be able to leverage all of the advantages of membership in the NYSE community.

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  • December 16, 2021 1:31 PM | EMA Staff (Administrator)

    A consortium of energy industry companies has finalized an innovative gas supply agreement that will bring responsibly sourced natural gas, as certified by Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, to end users. The supply agreement between international energy company Uniper, Calgary-based gas producer Vermilion Energy and Rockpoint Gas Storage on behalf of its wholesale natural gas supplier, Access Gas Services, is the first of its kind for Rockpoint and Uniper.

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