2020 LCFS & Carbon Markets Agenda

All sessions will start at 9AM PST and run live for an estimated 2 to 3 hours per day with opportunities for Q&A and interaction with speakers following each presentation. All sessions will be recorded and available if attendees are not able to attend a live session.

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Day 1: Monday, November 16, 2020 | Carbon Markets Workshop

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Address – California’s Cap and Trade Markets

The dynamics of North America’s benchmark carbon market continue to evolve as we enter a new decade. This session will cover the newest updates to the program directly from one of the key experts at the California Air Resources Board – the perfect way to start off the week!

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The State of California’s Cap and Trade Market: Demand, DEBS and Beyond

This exciting panel discussion will feature industry leading market participants and analysts discussing allowance and offset supply and demand, pricing forecasts, and the turbulent impact of COVID-19 on the market. A can’t miss hour of knowledge transfer!

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Shaping Canada’s Carbon Protocols: The Backstop and Provincial Offset Credits Under Scope

From provincial resistance to carbon offsets regulation uncertainty, Canada’s federal output-based pricing system, aka backstop program, has faced challenges, including impacts from COVID-19. The expert panel will break down these headwinds as well as discuss what’s next for the federal program, how compliance entities will navigate the growing carbon levy and the evolving role of carbon offsets.

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Sessions Close

 

Day 2: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Carbon Markets Workshop

Welcome and Opening Remarks

State of the EU ETS: Expected Regulatory Changes Creating Momentum and Volatility in the Market

The EU Allowances touched near record highs in the summer on 2020. What is driving the surge and volatility? Our panelists will discuss the legislative and policy proposals expected in the coming months as part of the EU Green Deal. Is the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism a fantasy or inevitable?  Will China, U.S and Russia thwart EU’s ambitions? Will the EU clamp down on free allowances in the EU ETS to the industrials and aviation? What is the future of the U. K’s carbon policy?

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The Future of International Carbon Pricing

The world’s largest economies have made market-based mechanisms—including carbon pricing, subsidy management, and fiscal incentives but will they result in enough emission reductions to realize the Paris Agreement? What is the future of Internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) under the Paris Agreement? What is the future of voluntary and compliance carbon markets?

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Voluntary Carbon Markets- How to manage growing demand and scrutiny

Voluntary carbon markets are facing a water-shed moment as scrutiny on them increase in lieu on increasing corporate demand. How Is the Voluntary Market Aligning Itself with The Paris Agreement? What is driving the demand for Forestry credits? Is the voluntary phase of UN’s decarbonisation scheme for aviation CORSIA as good as dead?

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Carbon Markets Workshop Closes 

 

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Day 3: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | LCFS Workshop

Welcome and Opening Remarks

LCFS Keynote – An Overview of California’s Climate Programs and Their Impact on the State’s Transportation System

Recognized as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy, join Dr. Sperling as he provides provide an impactful overview of California’s climate programs and their impact on the state’s transportation system.

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The LCFS Program – An Overview and Analysis

During this presentation, one of CARB’s most senior members will provide attendees with a detailed dive into the LCFS program, how its progressing and show a preview of potential amendments for 2022.

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An Overview of the ADF Program

Join us for an in-depth overview of the ADF regulation, its impact in the marketplace, performance and next steps from the state’s top regulatory board.

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Sessions Close

 

Day 4: Thursday, November 19, 2020 | LCFS Workshop

Opening Remarks/RNG and the LCFS

Drawing on a wealth of industry knowledge and “in the trenches” experience, Sam will provide an in depth look at RNG and how RNG from dairy gas will enhance the LCFS, plus the plans to incorporate this fuel into the transportation market.

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The Canadian Clean Fuels Program

A detailed overview of the progress of this landmark program from both a national and provincial perspective – what’s happened and what’s still to come.

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Renewable Diesel – A Panel Discussion

As more and more refineries look to stop producing fuel from crude oil and convert to renewable diesel to meet long term LCFS targets, what is the long-term impact on the supply/demand balance in California? Are there enough feedstocks to meet the demand? Our panel of experts will answer these and many more questions in this exciting discussion!

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Sessions Close

 

Day 5: Friday, November 20, 2020 | LCFS Workshop

Oregon Clean Fuels Program Update

In 2020 Oregon’s governor signed an executive order requiring the Oregon Clean Fuels program move to a 20% CI reduction target by 2030. As one of the key personnel behind the implementation of this, Ms. Wind will outline the plans and action items required to achieve the new targets.

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OPIS Trade Link Online LCFS Trading Platform: What It Is and How It Can Help You

Please join the OPIS Renewables team for an introduction to OPIS Trade Link, a collaboration between OPIS by IHS Markit and online trading platform OTC Direct. OPIS Trade Link is a web-based trading venue for RIN and LCFS credits that will provide greater transparency and price discovery in the market, allowing obligated parties, renewable producers, and fuel distributors and retailers to lower their trading costs and improve their visibility into the daily price movements. OPIS will prioritize bids, offers and deals entered on OPIS Trade Link to enhance its benchmark daily RIN and LCFS price assessments. In this bonus session, we’ll demonstrate the capabilities of OPIS Trade Link, discuss its benefits and answer questions about this exciting platform!

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LCFS Verification and Validation

Join this subject matter expert for an overview of the pathway validation process, potential issues that arise, LCFS reporting vs. validation process, validation time schedule, virtual and in-person site visits, and common validation issues. Cassandra will also discuss how the verification required for reports will vary from the validation process and what to except in 2021.

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Mobility, Demand and Electric Vehicles

Post COVID-19, what is the future of for the EV market and how does this fit into broader conversations about mobility, demand and the environment? Our panel takes a deep dive into these and many more fascinating points around the future of vehicles and transportation.

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Buying and Selling LCFS Credits Using Futures

LCFS futures and options contracts allow firms to hedge their forward production and meet compliance obligations while mitigating price risk and counterparty credit exposure. Futures allow obligated parties to preserve capital by purchasing LCFS credits on margin and provide participants a mechanism for locking in forward prices without the need for lengthy contract negotiations. While the use of LCFS futures and options is in its infancy, participation in these advanced risk management solutions is growing as the market matures – join Nathan as he outlines options and strategies associated with the buy/sell process.

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LCFS Workshop Closes

 

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