Sponsors + Exhibitors
Hunton & WilliamsVisit www.hunton.com Exhibitor
At Hunton & Williams LLP, we provide our clients with experience and advice in virtually every discipline of the law. We coordinate multifaceted teams in negotiation, dispute resolution and transactions for the protection of your interests. With lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia, and extensive practices in Africa and South America, we can respond knowledgeably, effectively and quickly, whether the issue is local, regional, national or international.
Our lawyers speak more than a dozen languages and are familiar with international business customs. Our awareness of and respect for cultural differences support our ability to manage the challenges of doing business in the global community. Our clients can expect our lawyers to be responsive, attentive and flexible, and to communicate on a regular basis and in understandable terms. This approach manifests itself in many ways, from assuring that telephone calls are returned promptly to identifying cost savings that the client might not have previously considered.
We come from nearly every state in America and many nations of the world. Within the firm are graduates of more than 65 law schools and more than 100 colleges and universities. Our diverse backgrounds are united by our commitment to provide clients with quality legal services. Since our founding in 1901, we have prided ourselves on excellence and hard work. Our sense of achievement and our prosperity are inextricably linked with yours.
American Electric PowerVisit www.aep.com
AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. Back to top
Chevron is one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., we conduct business worldwide. We are engaged in every aspect of the crude oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production, manufacturing, marketing and transportation, chemicals manufacturing and sales, geothermal energy, and power generation. We’re also investing in renewables and advanced technologies. Back to top
Electric Power Research InstituteVisit www.epri.com
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI’s members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass. Back to top
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Peter Voser. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.
Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry in order to provide a competitive shareholder return while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. In Upstream we focus on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where our technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders. In Downstream our emphasis remains on sustained cash generation from our existing assets and selective investments in growth markets. Back to top
BP is the leading producer of oil and natural gas in the United States and the largest investor in U.S. energy development. The BP family of brands includes Amoco, ARCO, and BP gasolines, as well as am/pm retail outlets and Castrol motor oil.
BP employs approximately 23,000 people in the US and has over $55 billion in operating capital employed across our array of businesses.
BP Solar is one of the world’s leading solar companies, with over 37 years of experience and over 1.3 gigawatts (GW) sold in more than 100 countries. In the US, we conduct R&D and provide top quality solar power solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications, marketing our products through local sales and engineering teams.
Since 2005 we have built our American wind power business from zero to a gross generating capacity of over 1,300 megawatts (MW). We have a further 1000 MW of capacity in an advanced stage of development, growing to 4,000 MW by 2015.
BP is also one of the largest blenders and marketers of biofuels in the nation. We are underwriting cutting-edge research — investing more than $500 million over 10 years — in the search for a new generation of biofuels that contain more energy, have less impact on the environment, and will not reduce the supply or increase the cost of food. Back to top
Climate Action ReserveVisit www.climateactionreserve.org Exhibitor
The Climate Action Reserve is a national offsets program working to ensure integrity, transparency and financial value in the U.S. carbon market. It does this by establishing regulatory-quality standards for the development, quantification and verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects in North America; issuing carbon offset credits known as Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRT) generated from such projects; and tracking the transaction of credits over time in a transparent, publicly-accessible system. Adherence to the Reserve’s high standards ensures that emissions reductions associated with projects are real, permanent and additional, thereby instilling confidence in the environmental benefit, credibility and efficiency of the U.S. carbon market. Back to top
Inter-American Development Bank Sustainable Energy and Climate Change InitiativeVisit www.iadb.org/secci Exhibitor
The IDB is the main source of multilateral financing and expertise for sustainable economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Through SECCI (Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative Investment Funds), the IDB actively supports LAC in reaching their full potential in the carbon markets.
Through various projects, the IDB supports the exchange of knowledge and technical assistance in the private and public sectors throughout the region, with the vision of building the capacities necessary for their active participation in the carbon markets.
Carbon Finance Platform for Latin America
The IDB, in collaboration with the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), is developing the Carbon Finance Knowledge Network, an Initiative that combines the development of this web-based knowledge product and a series of complementary events with the objective of enhancing the region’s ability to access carbon markets.
The IDB provides technical assistance for the identification and preparation of climate change mitigation projects aimed at the carbon market.
Support to Financial Institutions
The IDB works with public and private financial institutions to implement climate governance systems, and to develop innovative schemes and instruments to promote investment in GHG emission reduction projects and programs. The IDB works with commercial financial institutions and development banks in the region to reduce their environmental impact and to develop “green” financial products and services. Back to top
NYSE BlueVisit www.nyseblue.com Exhibitor
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, the leading provider of infrastructure and services to environmental sponsors and market participants, and BlueNext, the 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. Back to top
We build and operate the energy infrastructure that North America needs. Experts in our field, known for our solid financial track record, for our integrity and high standards of corporate governance and business ethics, we are committed to being a good neighbour.
With more than 50 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable and safe operation of North American energy infrastructure. Our network of wholly owned and affiliated pipelines taps into virtually all major natural gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada leads the North American pipeline industry and the world in system integrity. We’ve demonstrated an exceptional record of system reliability and safety.
With increasing production from oil sands in Alberta, and growing demand for secure, reliable sources of energy, TransCanada has identified opportunities to develop oil pipeline capacity, complementing our natural gas transmission business, drawing on our extensive pipelines experience and offering an efficient way to maximize the value of our current pipeline assets.
TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns, controls or is developing more than 10,800 megawatts of power generation. Back to top
Verified Carbon StandardVisit www.v-c-s.org
The VCS Program is among the most widely used greenhouse gas accounting programs for projects issuing credits in the voluntary carbon market. Founded in 2005 by the Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, VCS has pioneered robust and innovative tools for generating quality GHG credits with trusted environmental integrity. More than 50 million GHG credits have been generated under the VCS Program to date, representing more than 50 million metric tons of GHG reduced or removed from the atmosphere. Back to top
American Carbon RegistryVisit www.americancarbonregistry.org Exhibitor
The non-profit American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International, is a leading voluntary offset program with strong standards for environmental integrity and transparency.
Founded in 1996 as the GHG Registry by Environmental Resources Trust, ACR has fifteen years of experience in development of rigorous, science-based carbon offset standards and methodologies as well as operational experience in high quality carbon offset issuance, serialization and transparent on-line transaction and retirement reporting.
As the first private voluntary GHG registry in the U.S., ACR has set the bar for transparency and integrity that is the market standard today and continues to lead innovation in the voluntary carbon markets. Back to top
Baker & McKenzie LLPVisit www.bakermckenzie.com Exhibitor
Since 1949, Baker & McKenzie has offered clients and talent both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving — as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm. We seamlessly combine an instinctively global perspective with the nuanced local insights of 3,750 locally qualified lawyers in 68 offices around the world.
As a community of 60 nationalities, we have deep knowledge of the language and culture of business all over the world. Our nuanced understanding of local markets, broad scope of practice and seamless collaboration enable us to navigate complexity with sophistication and ease.
Baker & McKenzie has more leading lawyers listed in more countries in the Chambers Global Directory than any other firm. Chambers lists 19 of our practices in its global rankings of the world’s leaders. Back to top
Borden Ladner Gervais LLPVisit www.blg.com Exhibitor
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, clients turn to us for assistance for all their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.
A multidisciplinary team, the Climate Change Group has a wealth of expertise and experience in all areas of climate change, environmental and energy law — in Canada and internationally. Clients of the Firm range from government, trade associations and business from all sectors of the economy. Responsive and ahead of the curve on the fast-emerging legal and strategic corporate challenges posed by climate change, BLG is focused on your goals, your priorities, and your future.
With close ties to the industry, BLG is well-equipped to provide our clients with top-notch counsel on climate change issues. Speaking your language, BLG is committed to staying focused on your success and working toward the future. At BLG, it begins with service. Back to top
ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc.Visit www.eraecosystems.com Exhibitor
ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. is a Canadian pioneer in forest restoration and conservation carbon offset projects. The company’s Community Ecosystem Restoration Program located in the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, began in 2005 in the District of Maple Ridge, and has grown to include five communities including Metro Vancouver. ERA has delivered over 1,000,000 tonnes of carbon offsets to the voluntary market and is engaged in forest carbon projects in Canada, Africa and the Hawaiian Islands to supply the North American and the international voluntary and pre-compliant markets. ERA’s clients and product users include Air Canada, Catalyst Paper, HSE – Entega, Rolling Stone Magazine, Shell Canada Limited, The Forest Carbon Group AG, and The Globe Foundation of Canada. ERA’s carbon offsets are being validated to the ISO 14064, CCBA, PFSI-VER and VCS standards. Back to top
Energy, Utility & Environment ConferenceVisit www.euec.com Exhibitor
EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference where over 3,000 delegates including environmental business leaders, energy executives, NGO’s and government policymakers converge to collaborate on the various issues facing energy generation, the future of utility and its impact on the environment.
Over a three day period more than 650 of the world’s leading experts will speak on the diverse topics of clean air policy, legislation and technologies, multi-pollutant control, energy and climate policy, wind, solar, EV-PHEV, carbon markets and CCS, corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) strategies, biofuels, biomass, and biogas, sustainability and reliability, energy efficiency and management, renewable energy and operations and management.
EUEC 2011 is the 14th annual conference, making it the US’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind. Join us in Phoenix, Arizona, January 31-February 2, 2011. Back to top
Evolution MarketsVisit www.evomarkets.com
Evolution Markets Inc. provides strategic financial and transactional services to participants in global environmental markets and the clean energy sector. The company has become 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 carbon 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, first trade of Kyoto carbon allowances, first CER option, the first RGGI carbon offset trade, and the first indexed California offset trade. Evolution Markets serves global carbon clients on five continents from offices in New York, San Francisco, London, New Delhi and Beijing. Back to top
Linklaters LLPVisit www.linklaters.com Exhibitor
Linklaters, LLP is a global law firm that advises the world’s leading financial institutions, companies and governments on their most important legal issues and challenging transactions. Recognized internationally, our firm successfully executes complex, time-sensitive and cross-border transactions.
We have 26 offices located in the major business and financial centers across 19 countries within the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our international presence enables us to provide outstanding service across the globe irrespective of the location of or the lawyers involved in the transaction.
Our global operation is comprised of more than 2,500 market-leading practitioners, including over 470 partners , that have a deep understanding of our markets, are globally minded and are committed to developing relationships with and innovative solutions for our clients. Back to top
ALSTOM Power Inc.Visit www.alstom.com
The company is the world leader in integrated power plants for the production of electricity and air quality control systems. Alstom has solutions for all energy sources (coal, gas, nuclear, fuel-oil, hydropower, wind) and is a leader in innovative technologies for the protection of the environment (reduction of CO2 emissions, elimination of pollutant emissions). The Group is also developing CO2 capture processes and has integrated this technology in pilot plants in Germany and USA.
Alstom supplies rolling stock, transport infrastructure and signaling, maintenance equipment and global rail systems. From the very first TGV* delivered in 1978 to the AGV, the fourth generation of very high speed trains, Alstom has developed a world leading position in this market sector. Alstom’s technological advances allowed the company to achieve the world rail speed record at a speed of 574.8 km/h on 3 April 2007.
Electrical grids need to deliver more energy, with greater flexibility, and in a more complex environment. Alstom is leading the way with solutions to make grids ‘smarter’. Back to top
Barclays CapitalVisit www.barclayscapital.com
Barclays Capital is acknowledged as one of the leaders in the major commodity asset classes, and remains at the forefront of the industry. As one of the leading providers of commodities solutions, Barclays Capital fields a global commodities team of approximately 350 trading, sales and research professionals. Barclays Capital offers one of the most extensive product suites in the industry, including specialty products and bespoke risk management solutions, with a breadth and depth of service unparalleled by many competitors. Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. Back to top
Bennett Jones LLPVisit www.bennettjones.com
When you plug into Bennett Jones, you get a network of more than 360 domestically and internationally recognized lawyers, and 500 staff working together to fulfill your legal and business objectives. With offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa, and represented internationally in Dubai and Beijing, you are connected to individuals with world class reputations, knowledge and experience to guide you through the present and potential outside influences on your business and your industry. Back to top
Enel is an international group active in the production and distribution of electricity and gas in 40 countries on four continents. Among Europe’s listed utility companies, Enel is the second largest by installed capacity (almost 95,000 MW) and one of the leaders in terms of shareholder numbers, with some 1.2 million investors. Enel generates 288.9 TWh of electricity per year using a balanced mix of energy resources, with a constant increase of renewable resources. The Enel Group distributes energy over 1.7 million km of power lines; it sells electricity to 57.2 million customers and gas to 4 million households and enterprises.
Enel has a strong global commitment against climate change: it invests in the best technologies available for reducing emissions of GHG and pollutants, in research and innovation. Furthermore, Enel is active in carbon markets since 2004 and it created the Carbon Unit, a single point of responsibility for the Group’s compliance strategies, origination activities, market operations and portfolio optimization for all carbon credit markets, including the voluntary market. Back to top
Industry Provincial Offset GroupVisit www.offsetsgroup.ca
The Industry Provincial Offset Group (IPOG), is comprised of more than 75 companies/organizations representing the majority of all covered industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada. IPOG is dedicated to the design of a domestic offset system that ensures environmental integrity first and foremost, but also has the necessary flexibility for business solutions that leverage actions across the entire Canadian economy. IPOG believes that a successful and comprehensive offset system must have room to bring about these win-win solutions for the environment and the economy to the sustainable benefit of all Canadians.
IPOG began in June 2006 as a group of industry and provincial representatives, who were interested in continuing a national dialogue on a domestic offset system. The objective of the group is to develop useful, constructive policy recommendations that reflect the desires, expectations and needs of those who are, and will be engaged in reducing GHG emissions across Canada, and potentially North America. Back to top
Perry Johnson Registrars Carbon Emissions ServicesVisit www.pjrces.com
Perry Johnson Registrars Carbon Emissions Services, Inc. (PJRCES) is a third-party validation/verification body and contributes to the efforts of greenhouse gas emission reductions by offering validation and verification services for various mandatory and voluntary reporting and emission reduction programs. PJRCES is also currently an ANSI applicant with further aspiration to become recognized and approved validators/verifiers by United States-based programs including the California Air Resources Board, The Climate Registry, and the Climate Action Reserve. Back to top
Sidley Austin LLPVisit www.sidley.com
Sidley provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of our diverse client base. The strategic establishment of our offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled us to represent a broad range of clients that includes multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions.
Our transactional includes corporate and securities, joint ventures and strategic commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates.
We offer our clients extensive litigation and arbitration experience, at trial and appellate levels and spanning virtually every area of substantive law.
We provide communications, energy, environmental, food, drug and device, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, financial institutions and securities regulatory services to our clients in virtually every major industry. Back to top
The Government of British ColumbiaVisit www.gov.bc.ca
The Government of British Columbia has acted decisively to mitigate direct consequences related to global warming. It has set the necessary regulated context for the province’s citizens and industries to become well-positioned in the fight against climate change and to seize business and financial opportunities created in the emerging low-carbon global economy. British Columbia’s comprehensive set of climate actions are enshrined in law. BC’s Climate Action Plan includes:
- Legislated 33% reduction of greenhouse gases from 2007 levels by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
- Legislated core areas of government to be carbon neutral by 2010, a first for North America.
- First full Canadian partner in WCI, which is developing and adopting a comprehensive cap and trade system.
- Implemented world’s first broad-based, revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Creating Climate WealthVisit creatingclimatewealth.com
Creating Climate Wealth will convene respected entrepreneurs in Washington DC jointly with a selected group of Intrapreneurs from the government, non-profit, and corporate communities to provide their insights and expertise on the policies, market frameworks, and programs that will clear the barriers to deliver these emission reductions and promote job creation. The gathering will start from existing proposals, but will encourage participants to use their entrepreneurial expertise to problem-solve new approaches based on budget deficits and other market conditions.
The executive-level Summit, scheduled for April 20th–22nd in Washington, DC, will convene successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, creative financial partners, forward thinking government and non-profit professionals to provide their insight and expertise in policies, market frameworks and programs. We know that the convening of this dynamic group will lead the way to clear the barriers to deliver emission reductions and promote job creation. Back to top
World Resources InstituteVisit www.wri.org
The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.
WRI spurs progress by providing practical strategies for change and effective tools to implement them. We measure our success in the form of new policies, products, and practices that shift the ways governments work, companies operate, and people act.
We operate globally because today’s problems know no boundaries. We are avid communicators because people everywhere are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding. We provide innovative paths to a sustainable planet through work that is accurate, fair, and independent. Back to top