Texas Environmental Markets Regional Thought Leader Round Table

Join the Environmental Markets Association on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in downtown Houston Texas for the second Regional Round Table in 2013. This half day event will focus on active environmental markets in Texas. This event will be hosted by Shell.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Round Table Time: 12:30 - 5:00pm  Reception Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Round Table Location: Offices of Shell, 1000 Main St, Houston TX 77079

Host Sponsor:  Reception Sponsor:   Reception Sponsor:

Break Sponsor:    

Attending Companies:

Alpha Inception LLC, Amerex, Atlas Commodity Markets LLC, BGC Partners, Choice Energy, CME Group, Dentons, EDP Renewables, First Environment, Hunton & Williams, ICAP, Intercontinental Exchange, Karbone, Luminant Energy, Morrow Energy, PSEG, Rice University, Shell, Skystream Markets, Vitol



12:30 – 1:30         Arrival and Lunch

1:30 – 1:45           Introduction and Welcome Remarks from Host Sponsor

  • Graeme Martin, Shell Energy North America
  • Kathleen Ragan, Shell Energy North America

1:45 – 2:45           Session 1: What's going on now in North American Carbon?

California, Quebec, Alberta & RGGI - Current compliance requirements, regulatory developments & market activity

What's on the horizon? EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases and other potential compliance considerations

  • Andre Templeman, Alpha Inception LLC
  • Francisco Padua, Amerex

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

3:15 – 4:00           Session 2: Focus on Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Markets

Texas, Northeast and Western Markets - Current market dynamics and regulatory landscape

  • Joe Roenbeck, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC 
  • Eric Winter, Vitol
  • Supria Ranade, BGC Partners

4:00 – 5:00           Session 3: Decoding RINs: How to Understand and Trade Them

Understanding compliance obligations and impact on related markets   

How RINs Trade: Hedging tools available in the market

  • Dan Scarbrough, IntercontinentalExchange
  • Bob Shults, Atlas Commodity Markets, LLC
  • Jason Blusius, Shell Trading US

5:15 – 7:00           Networking Reception - State Bar, 909 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002 (above Sambuca)

Sponsored by:     



EMA Member: $89 US            Non-Member $259 US


Become a Sponsor of this Meeting (Contact Lauren Newberry to confirm)

  • Lunch Sponsor - $500 (Includes 4 member passes or 1 non-member pass)
  • SOLD Networking Break Sponsor - $250 (Includes 2 member passes)
  • SOLD Reception Sponsor - $500 (Includes 4 member passes or 1 non-member pass)