NYSE Blue is a new global company, majority owned by NYSE Euronext. NYSE Blue has an exclusive focus on the environmental markets; building market infrastructure and exchanges in response to the world’s economies shaping their environmental initiatives thus creating an engine for liquidity growth. NYSE Blue has brought together APX, a leading provider of infrastructure and services to environmental sponsors and market participants, and BlueNext, a world leading spot exchange for the European Emissions Trading System. This unique combination of environmental commodities infrastructure provider and a proven exchange allows NYSE Blue to offer end-to-end products and services for global environmental market participants. NYSE Blue will continue to grow these businesses and serve their clients, but also actively seek out new opportunities where market mechanisms help fight climate change.
PG&E Corporation’s core business is to provide safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity and natural gas to approximately 15 million Californians. At PG&E, we are committed to minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions from our operations and empowering our customers to take action to reduce their carbon footprint through a portfolio of options including energy efficiency, demand response, solar, and our innovative ClimateSmartTM program. PG&E was a charter member of the California Climate Action Registry and is a founding reporter to The Climate Registry. We were also the first investor-owned utility to support AB 32, and continue to advocate for federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
This year we are proudly celebrating Edison’s 125th anniversary. From the first day on July 4, 1886, when our earliest predecessor company illuminated street lights in Visalia, California, to today, Edison International innovations have brought practical solutions to challenging problems as well as changing customer and policy demands. Our history of innovation and commitment to environmental protection has led to advances in many of the most crucial areas of the electric utility industry – renewable generation, smart grid technology, electric vehicles and energy efficiency.
The International Emission Trading Association (IETA) is a non-profit business organization of major companies and the leading voice of this community on emissions trading, whose goal is to ensure that the objectives of the UN Convention on Climate Change and, ultimately, climate protection, are met. IETA upholds its principles by acting as a think tank, a facilitator of dialogues, an advocate, a market promoter and acting as a body that is able to drive market standards.
Founded by a consortium of leading financial institutions, energy companies, environmental brokerages and CME Group, Green Exchange LLC (‘GreenX’) was created to offer the trading community a global solution for managing risk in environmental commodities. Approved as a Designated Contract Market (DCM), GreenX lists a suite of environmental commodity-based futures and options products, including products based on the European Union carbon trading program, the Kyoto Protocol carbon offset program, the U.S. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Climate Action Reserve, and other domestic emissions trading programs. GreenX continues to develop additional products in an effort to focus on the needs of evolving regional, national, and international markets, including the California compliance market.”
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
Shell Oil Company is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 102,000 people and operating in more than 110 countries and territories.
For over 10 years, Blue Source has helped businesses understand and engage in the carbon economy through project development, financing and offset portfolio sales. Our projects reduce greenhouse gases in forestry, landfill, animal waste, industrial and agricultural sectors and can be found on all of North America’s leading offset registries. We provide engineering, consulting, finance and marketing services related to monetization of environmental attributes to clients in a number of industries for voluntary, pre-compliance and compliance purposes. Please visit bluesource.com for more information.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit and passenger transportation companies, in addition to authorizing video franchises. The CPUC plays a key role in making California a national and international leader on a number of clean energy related initiatives and policies designed to benefit consumers, the environment, and the economy.
As a leading global provider of services for managing risk and the world’s leading independent GHG validator and verifier, DNV has accumulated a long list of “firsts” in climate change: negotiating the first carbon offset contracts, creating the first GHG market software, designing the first coal mine methane carbon offset project, validating and verifying the first Voluntary Carbon Standard REDD credits and validating the first Gold Standard water filter distribution project to benefit from carbon credits. Through our network of 300 offices in 100 countries, we take leadership through innovation, technology and uncompromising standards of quality and integrity.
Element Markets, LLC utilizes its’ integrated trading and development expertise in the greenhouse gas, renewable energy and emissions credit markets in order to provide structured environmental compliance and optimization services to clients throughout California. Since its inception in 2005, Element Markets has become a leader in the environmental markets and has built one of the industry’s largest portfolios of greenhouse gas mitigation projects in preparation of the implementation of AB32. Element Markets was recently named Emissions House of Year for 2010 by Energy Risk Magazine.
The Energy Foundation: Advancing new energy technologies that enable economic growth with dramatically less pollution. We are a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world’s energy problems. Our mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy- new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future.
Evolution Markets Inc. provides strategic financial and transactional services to participants in global environmental markets and the clean energy sector. The is the carbon markets leader, leveraging its unrivaled experience and knowledge on behalf of carbon project developers and emitters to facilitate investment and structure trades in offsets and allowances. Evolution Markets has brokered more than $75 billion in environmental transactions, including many landmark carbon trades such as the first EUA allowance trade, the first RGGI carbon offset trade, and the first indexed California offset trade. Evolution Markets serves global carbon clients from offices in New York, San Francisco, London, New Delhi and Beijing.
Finite Carbon is the #1 forest carbon developer in the United States. We offer landowners a single-source solution for creating and monetizing carbon offsets by combining unparalleled project development experience with extensive carbon market knowledge. We offer the expertise and resources for successful implementation of forest carbon inventories, protocol selection, project design, verification management and monetization of carbon offsets at no cost to the landowner.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is the nation’s largest provider of treated drinking water. The district moves an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day through its six-county service area encompassing 5,200 square-miles in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Established in 1928, Metropolitan imports water from Northern California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Colorado River. Conservation, recycling and other local measures will be the ways of meeting the demands of an estimated 200,000 new southland residents every year. For Metropolitan, environmental stewardship has emerged as the key to water sustainability.
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 845,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility’s area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help our customers save energy and money every day.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was founded with the idea that providing electric power to Sacramento was a job best done by a public utility overseen by an elected Board of directors. For 60 years, we’ve done just that, providing Sacramento County (and a small part of Placer County) with a reliable source of electricity at competitive rates that are consistently lower than investor-owned utilities in the state.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the public agency entrusted with regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround the San Francisco Bay. The Air District is committed to protecting and improving public health, air quality and the global climate. In addition to regulatory efforts, the Air District is also engaged in incentive programs to protect the climate, reduce particulate pollution and promote cleaner transportation alternatives.
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs 25,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.
The Air Resources Board leads California’s fight against air pollution. It sets and enforces the state’s air quality standards and the rules to achieve and maintain them. Using a science-based approach, the ARB works to protect public health by setting in place measures that clean California’s air with the firm conviction that a healthy environment and a vibrant economy go hand-in-hand. California’s clean air initiatives often become the template for pollution controls nationwide.
Linklaters, LLP is a global law firm that advises the clients on their most important legal issues and challenging transactions. We have 26 offices located across 19 countries, enabling us to provide outstanding service from anywhere in the world. Our operation comprises more than 2,500 market-leading practitioners, including 470 partners, that have an understanding of our markets, are globally minded and are committed to developing relationships with and innovative solutions for our clients.
RBC Capital Markets is a Premier Investment Bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients around the world.
With over 3,400 professional and support staff, we operate out of 75 offices in 15 countries and deliver our products and services through operations in Asia and Australasia, the U.K. and Europe, and in every major North American city.
With 90 professionals in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman is recognized as a leading law and policy firm in the areas of traditional and renewable energy regulation and project development, climate change regulation and greenhouse gas emissions trading, carbon capture and storage, EPA and other environmental and natural resources regulation, and infrastructure development. Van Ness Feldman’s Climate Change practice has received top recognition by Chambers USA and Chambers Global.
Founded in 2004, TerraPass Inc. works directly with developers of greenhouse gas reduction projects to bring to market renewable energy and independently-verified carbon offsets. TerraPass manages a portfolio of more than 20 emissions reduction projects across the United States, primarily focused on waste-to-energy. With projects registered under the Climate Action Reserve and the Voluntary Carbon Standard, the company is an award-winning provider of carbon offsets and serves both voluntary and compliance buyers.