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 20,000 employees, PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. PG&E offers a full portfolio of options to help our customers save energy and money, including some of the nation’s leading programs and incentives for energy efficiency, demand response and installation of solar and other distributed resources.
Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) operates spot exchanges in multiple global environmental commodity markets, including Carbon, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Water. The CTX Exchange uniquely interfaces with multiple registries, including APX, the Gold Standard, Verified Carbon Standard, Climate Action Reserve and the American Carbon Registry. It also electronically links to financial intermediaries to provide efficient and effective trading across multiple markets, including the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with over 2,000 lawyers in more than 30 offices located worldwide. With the largest environmental practice of any firm in the world and a Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA, 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 2014 include sector-wide leadership in response to EPA’s 111(d) Clean Power Plan; advocacy in connection with California’s municipal fracking bans and cap-and-trade corporate disclosure requirements; and successful defense of California’s carbon offset program on behalf of industry intervenors.
SoCalGas® has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing safe and reliable energy to 21.4 million consumers through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles in diverse terrain throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border.”
APX Environmental Markets is a leading infrastructure provider for environmental and energy markets in renewable energy and greenhouse gases, including for the Climate Action Reserve. APX business services also include the APX VCS Registry and the APX Environmental Management Account. 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. www.apx.com
For over 14 years, Blue Source has helped businesses understand and engage in the carbon economy through project development, financing and sales of environmental commodities, including offsets, RINs and RECs. Our projects reduce greenhouse gases in forestry, mining, landfill, animal waste, industrial and agricultural sectors and can be found on all of North America’s leading 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.
With 16 California IFM compliance projects on over 700,000 acres of US forestlands, Finite Carbon is America’s leading developer of forest carbon offsets. Combining unparalleled forest project development experience and carbon market knowledge, our in-house team offers a single-source solution for creating and monetizing carbon offsets and the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the US. Our clients include Indian tribes, TIMO’s, REIT’s, land trusts, and family forest owners. To date, Finite has transacted 3.25 million compliance forest offsets.
Forest Carbon Partners, an investment fund managed by New Forests, 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.
ICIS provides superior market intelligence for the US carbon markets, including California and RGGI. Our core offering is extensive, high-quality data and estimates on all relevant areas of emissions trading in California in relation to buying and selling carbon credits. ICIS has developed a unique modeling approach to analyze carbon markets utilizing the specific characteristics of emissions trading schemes (ETS) like the California Cap and Trade Program. Standing out from our competitors, ICIS uses a unique Timing Impact Model in its data which shows the historical and forecasted behavior of market participants’ impacts on carbon credit prices.
IETA has been the leading voice of the business community on the subject of carbon markets for 15 years. IETA's 130 member companies include some of the world's leading corporations, including global leaders in oil, electricity, cement, aluminium, chemical, paper, and other industrial sectors; as well as leading firms in the data verification and certification, brokering and trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries.
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.
As the nation’s sixth largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and a small portion of Placer County). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. For more information, visit smud.org.
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.
Baker & McKenzie has been at the forefront of global climate change law for more than fifteen years. Our team of more than 60 lawyers across the globe have worked on numerous pioneering deals, including writing the first carbon contracts, setting up the first carbon funds and advising on the first structured carbon derivative transactions. In North America, we advise on leading transactions across the value chain of carbon, ecosystem services and climate resiliency. www.bakermckenzie.com/climatechange
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 San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC is dedicated to ensuring that consumers have safe, reliable utility service at reasonable rates, protecting against fraud, and promoting the health of California's economy. 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.
CE2 Carbon Capital, a joint-venture of CE2 Capital Partners and energy private equity investor Energy Capital Partners, is building a portfolio of carbon assets in North America. CE2 Carbon Capital finances and develops Projects across North America that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG”). It is also a leading investor in compliance-oriented carbon offsets and renewable energy credits created by such Projects.
Clean Tech Advocates proactively collaborates with its clients to shape environmental policy for the greater good of California. We help clients in the private and public sectors navigate the complexities of California’s political and regulatory landscape.
Our deep knowledge of California uniquely equips us to help clients identify new market opportunities and to better align their business plan with relevant public policy. Our unique fusion of multidisciplinary services includes: Legislative Advocacy; Environmental Policy Consulting; Expert Advisory re: Energy, Water, Agriculture, Transportation and more; and State Administrative & Regulatory Agency Relations.
ClimeCo Corporation is a respected advisor and trader of environmental commodity market products. Specialized expertise in regional criteria pollutant trading programs, California cap-and-trade and voluntary markets, and project financing of internal CO2 abatement systems complement ClimeCo’s diverse commodity portfolio which includes CRTs generated under the Nitric Acid Production protocol and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Forestry, Ozone Depleting Substance and Agricultural Methane protocols. Contact: 484-415-0501 or [email protected].
EDF Trading is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving North American environmental products marketplace. With a portfolio ranging from carbon and RECs to biomass, biogas and weather derivatives, we provide structured solutions that help clients meet environmental objectives, optimize assets and manage risk. EDFT is one of the largest traders of carbon emissions in both California and RGGI and provide a full range of services to support clients in the planning, hedging and optimizing of their emission obligations.
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.
Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC) is a trusted trading partner, project developer, and policy advisor for entities engaged in both compliance and voluntary emission reduction markets. ECC specializes in development of Ozone Depleting Substance Destruction, Livestock Methane Destruction, and Organic Waste Composting projects. More than 50 projects developed. Over 3.5 million offsets transacted. 10 years of building a reputation for reliability and expertise. ECC is the company to turn to for firms navigating the complex compliance offset landscape. http://envcc.com/
Parhelion Underwriters, Ltd and ISU-Environmental Insurance have joined forces to provide the Offset marketplace with the only invalidation insurance policy available, transferring invalidation risk for a fraction of the cost associated with the other transfer/guarantee options. All parties transacting the insurance policy are regulated by state statutory insurance laws adding additional protection for offset credit developers, as well as sellers and buyers of offset credits. This will also insure the expedient replacement of insured ARBOCs.
Pacific Forest Trust, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a think-and-do- tank of scientists, forest managers, conservationists, policy wonks, eco-entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts that— working with many diverse partners—is building a new model for conservation and commerce. Our work over the last 20 years has one aim: keep working forests working for all the benefits they provide.
The Port of Los Angeles is the number #1 container port in the United States and is internationally recognized for its cutting edge environmental programs to improve air and water quality. Through the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, and in partnership with stakeholders including shipping lines, terminal operators, regulatory agencies, and community organizations, there has been an approximate 23% reduction in greenhouse gases from the ships, trucks, trains, harbor craft, and cargo-handling equipment that operate in and around the Port between 2005 and 2013.
Québec is ready to take on the next challenge for the fight against climate change which calls for immediate, concerted action on the part of society as a whole—both nationally and internationally.
To that end, the government has implemented a number of initiatives, the pivotal effort being the carbon market, which Québec set up in 2012 and which became linked to its California counterpart on January 2014. The carbon market will considerably reduce Québec’s GHG emissions, covering close to 85% of them by 2015. In addition, the sale of emission units will generate more than $3 billion in revenues by 2020, all of which will be reinvested in measures intended to reduce GHG emissions and prepare Québec to adapt more successfully to the impact of climate change. These measures are being implemented under the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan.
This market is also the first to be designed and operated by subnational governments in different countries, thus illustrating, in a more concrete way, the role that States and Regions can play in the fight against climate change.
The Climate Registry (TCR) is a non-profit organization governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories. TCR designs and operates voluntary and compliance GHG reporting programs globally, and assists organizations in measuring, verifying and reporting the carbon in their operations in order to manage and reduce it. TCR also consults with governments nationally and internationally on all aspects of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification.
Cameron-Cole, LLC is a national sustainability and environmental consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to help clients conserve resources while achieving operational goals. We have expertise in carbon management, GHG inventory design and implementation, reporting, and independent third-party verification that extends to all leading domestic and international standards. Cameron-Cole is an approved verification body under the California Air Resources Board Mandatory Reporting and Compliance Offset programs, The Climate Registry program, and for CDP reporters.
Conestoga Rovers & Associates
Conestoga Rovers & Associates (CRA) provides comprehensive engineering, environmental consulting, construction, and information technology (IT) services. CRA employs 3,000 staff in over 100 offices. Since its establishment in 1976, CRA has provided practical, innovative, and effective services in such areas as environmental site assessment and remediation, regulatory compliance and permitting, environmental health and safety, solid and hazardous waste management, air quality management, and sustainability solutions.
First Environment has been in business for 27 years and has more than 16 years of experience with the GHG verification process. Our clients include both private and public entities in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, power generation, mining and metals, transportation, waste management, and manufacturing. We assist in the development of corporate inventories, inventory verifications, emission reduction projects, methodology validations, and project verifications and validations, including third party validation and verification to register and sell credits through CAR, VCS, ACR, and other platforms.
Intercontinental Exchange operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. ICE’s North American and European environmental and emissions contracts provide a way to hedge exposure and mitigate environmental compliance risk. ICE Futures U.S. offers environmental products including futures and options based on California carbon, RGGI and Renewable Energy Certificates.
Perry Johnson Registrars Carbon Emission Services
Perry Johnson Registrars Carbon Emission Services (PJRCES) help businesses to meet their Sustainability objectives and towards compliance of mandatory and voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting. With our proven track record of providing independent and professional services to wide range of businesses and sectors globally and technically competent team of professionals we are well-positioned to make a difference to your business objectives. Our validation/verification process is robust and adds value to your Greenhouse Gas portfolio.
SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services (SCS) is a worldwide leader in carbon offset project assessments under both voluntary and regulatory offset frameworks. SCS has verified over 45 million tonnes of carbon and completed over 150 assessments of forest and land use offset projects, including 4 native ARB forestry projects. Since the GHG Program’s inception in 2009, SCS has gained a reputation for technical expertise, integrity, and customer service in the verification of several GHG sectors, including ODS, landfill, livestock, and energy.