CBL Markets provides market participants with access to the world’s environmental commodity markets. With a vision of bringing efficiency, transparency and liquidity to environmental markets, our new multi-product exchange connects buyers and sellers around the world to facilitate the secure and seamless trading of environmental commodities, including Compliance Carbon, Voluntary Carbon, Renewable Energy and Water.
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with over 2,400 lawyers located in the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centers. With the largest environmental practice of any firm in the world and a Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US for Environmental Law, Latham provides unparalleled capabilities across a range of energy and climate change matters. Clients from all sectors, including large emitters and financial institutions, routinely turn to Latham & Watkins for dedicated expertise with industry-related litigation, advocacy, compliance and enforcement work. Highlights from our work in 2016 include advising FivePoint on NetZero Newhall, a large utility company on issues related to methane emissions, and multiple industry groups on the extension of the Cap-and-Trade Program in California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. PG&E offers a full portfolio of options to help customers save energy and reduce their carbon footprint and is also partnering to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.
For more than 145 years, SoCalGas has served Central and Southern California as a responsible and engaged environmental leader, employer and neighbor. With safe, clean, affordable, reliable and abundant domestic sources of natural gas, SoCalGas’ innovation is fueling new possibilities in California. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.
APX is the leading infrastructure provider for environmental and energy markets and continues to be the exclusive registry partner for the Climate Action Reserve. APX operates 12 different registries supporting renewable energy and carbon credit transactions globally, including the recently launched registry for Tradable Instruments for Global Renewables – TIGRs. With more than 2 billion certificates under management and 5000 global firms as account holders, APX market infrastructure has set the standard for ensuring integrity in environmental markets for more than a decade.
ClimeCo Corporation is a respected project developer, advisor and trader of environmental commodity market products across the United States and Canada. Specialized expertise in Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade and provincial carbon programs throughout Canada, regional voluntary markets, regional criteria pollutant markets and project development and financing of internal CO2 abatement systems complement ClimeCo’s diverse commodity portfolio. Within the Climate Action Reserve, ClimeCo is the largest developer of U.S. GHG-offset projects and producer of U.S. voluntary carbon offsets. For information, contact 484-415-0501 or [email protected].
The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by helping to build a strong, clean energy economy. Pragmatic and nonpartisan, we support education and analysis to advance policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. This spurs innovation and productivity, growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. For 25 years we have supported grantees to help educate business and community leaders, policymakers, and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy.
As the largest developer of carbon offsets for the California cap-and-trade program with more than 25 million ROCs and ARBOCs issued to date, Finite Carbon’s in-house team of 8 professional foresters offers the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the US. Finite has 32 California ARB IFM projects under development on 2.5 million acres of forestland for a diverse set of US landowners including Native American tribes, TIMOs, REITs, families, and land trusts.
Spanning the state from Southern California to the San Francisco Bay Area, FivePoint is the largest owner and developer of mixed-use, master planned communities in coastal California based on the total number of residential home sites permitted under existing entitled zoning. FivePoint, based in Aliso Viejo, has major real estate holdings and developments in three of the most dynamic and supply-constrained markets along the California coast: Orange County, Los Angeles County and greater San Francisco Bay area.
ICIS, a news and analytics company, covers all major carbon markets around the world, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the California-Quebec cap-and-trade market. ICIS analysts use our Timing Impact Model (TIM) to see how the supply-demand balance shifts based on the behavior of market participants. In addition, ICIS analysts and journalists provide subscribers up to the minute updates on issues that will impact carbon markets in the short, mid and long term.
IETA is a nonprofit business organisation created in 1999 to serve businesses engaged in the field of carbon markets. Our objective is to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing greenhouse gases at lowest cost. Our vision is a single global carbon price produced by markets of high environmental integrity.
Our membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. As of September 2016, IETA comprises around 140 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries. IETA has formed several partnerships including, among others, the World Bank, Eurelectric, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the California Climate Action Registry, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and more. www.ieta.org
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
Mootral™ (www.mootral.com) is a new, all natural feed supplement for the livestock industry. It helps reduce carbon emissions from Cows by at least 30% while promoting the healthy growth of the Cow. Mootral™ has the potential to reduce carbon emissions globally by up to 1Gt CO2e. Mootral™ is a Zaluvida technology. Zaluvida is a full circle life science group tackling some of the world’s biggest health challenges. Our mission is to shape a better future for the global society. www.zaluvida.com
Forest Carbon Partners http://www.forestcarbonpartners.com/, an investment fund managed by New Forests http://www.newforests.com.au/, finances and develops forest carbon offset projects for the California carbon market. We work with family, industrial and tribal landowners to create carbon offset projects that deliver real value – increasing and diversifying revenue for timberland owners. Our work delivers a reliable, high-volume supply of quality offsets to businesses regulated under the California cap and trade system.
NextGen Climate America is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.
The nation’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility, SMUD has provided low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 65 years. SMUD is an award-winning industry leader for its energy efficiency, renewable power, electric vehicle and carbon reduction programs which support economic and environmental vitality. SMUD was the first large California utility to reach 20 percent renewable energy supply and will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 10% of 1990 levels by 2050.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is responsible for regulating emissions from stationary sources in the nine counties that surround the San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties. The Air District aims to create a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident while protecting and improving public health, air quality, and the global climate.
Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison – one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the nation’s largest municipal utility, having provided water and power service to Los Angeles residents and businesses for over 100 years. More than 8,800 employees serve the City of Los Angeles with water and power in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. LADWP is a proprietary agency of the City, with the full responsibility for meeting the electric and water requirement of 3.9 million people in Los Angeles.
Since 1993, the Pacific Forest Trust has been dedicated to conserving and sustaining America’s vital, productive forest landscapes. Working with forest owners, communities and an array of partners, we advance innovative, incentive-based strategies to safeguard our nation’s diverse forests. In so doing, we’re ensuring forests continue to provide people everywhere — from rural communities to urban centers — with a wealth of benefits, including clean water, sustainably harvested wood, green jobs, wildlife habitat and a livable climate.
First Environment has supported organizational climate change mitigation for over 18 years. We assist in corporate inventory development and verifications, emission reduction projects, methodology validations, and third party validation and verification to register and sell credits through CAR, VCS, ACR, etc. Our clients represent various sectors including oil and gas, power generation, mining/metals, transportation, waste management, and manufacturing. We are also the first U.S.-based approved verifier under Climate Bonds Standard 2.0 for green bonds assessment.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We are an accredited ANSI and UNFCCC CDM Validation /Verification Body as well as an accredited California Air Resources Board (ARB) Offset and Mandatory Reporting Verification Body. Our people delivercomprehensive climate risk, energy, and greenhouse gas management services to enable efficient and sustainable business practices.
ISU-Environmental Insurance has been working with Carbon Offset Insurance for over 3 years now. ISU has over 170 locations and is licensed in every state and continues to be the only brokerage offering the invalidation coverage. Over the last few months our policy has been enhanced and revised to accommodate offset credit owners and developers. Our premiums have been very competitive. We are now obtaining quotations for many large compliance buyers who covet the invalidation insurance coverage. The policy will simply replace the invalidated offset credits with CARB allowances. The insurance can be purchased at any time during the process and will follow the offset credits to provide coverage for the new owner when sold or traded.
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for over 30 years. Our programs span across industries, recognizing achievements in greenhouse gas reduction, responsible forestry, green building, product manufacturing and more. We are accredited under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized standards. Consistent with our mission, we are a California Benefit Corporation, reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.