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Argus California Carbon and LCFS Summit

250 + Senior Carbon & Emissions Leaders | 30+ Industry Speakers | 15 + Hours of Networking

The 2018 Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit will take place March 19 - 21 in Half Moon Bay, California!

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North America’s carbon, emissions, and fuels markets are in a state of uncertainty under today’s policies. The current state of the California’s Cap-and-Trade and LCFS program as well as federal emission initiatives have market participants questioning the future of their emissions obligations. 

Join over 200 of your peers in Half Moon Bay to better understand the changing dynamics of California's carbon and fuels markets as well as federal and emerging state emissions programs! 

 Register now

Keynote speaker:

Richard Corey


Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board



Highlighted speakers: 

 Aimee Barnes
Aimee Barnes
Senior Advisor to the Governor
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown 

 Rajinder Sahota
Rajinder Sahota
Assistant Division Chief
California Air Resources Board 

 Samuel Wade
Sam Wade
Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch
California Air Resources Board 

 Miles Heller
Miles Heller
Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Affairs
Andeavor  

 Julia Bussey
Julia Bussey
Climate Change Analyst
Chevron 

 Ray Williams, Director, PG&E
Ray Williams 
Director, Long-Term Energy Policy
PG&E 


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What to expect: 

  • Two tracks featuring in-depth information and 30+ speakers on the future of North America's carbon and fuels markets  View the full agenda. 
  • Women in carbon and emissions breakfast: Join the influential women who are shaping the market for a private breakfast and networking! 
  • Two in-depth workshops: Dive deep into the markets with our two in-depth workshops. Our full day pre-conference workshop will provide you with an A - Z training on the RFS and RINs market!. Our half-day post-conference workshop will provide you with the information you need to know to better understand California's Cap-and-Trade and LCFS programs. Learn more here. 
  • Unforgettable networking: With 15+ hours of networking, our receptions, golf outing, lunches, breaks and networking activities will provide you with numerous opportunities to meet new contacts and reconnect with your peers! 

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A snap-shot of companies who attend: 

7-Eleven Inc • Abengoa • ACT Commodities Inc • ADM • Agron Bioenergy LLC • Air Liquide • Air Quality Consultants • AJW, Inc. • Allotrope Partners LLC • Alpha Inception • American Carbon Registry • Autumn Wind Associaties • Baker & McKenzie LLP • BC Environmental Insurance Brokers, Inc. • Biofuels Development Group • Blue Source • BP Energy • Brightfield Energy • Brookside • CA Public Utilities Commission • California Air Resources Board • California Biodiesel Alliance • California Ethanol & Power • California ISO • CaliforniaCarbon.info • Cap-Op Energy • Chevron • City of San Francisco • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Energy Renewables • Climate Action Reserve • Coalition-Renewable Nat. Gas • Community Fuels • Constellation: An Excelon Company • CTX North America • DRW Commodities • DTE Biomass Energy, Inc. • E&B Natural Resources Management Corp • E2 • E3 • Eco-Energy • EDF Trading • Element Markets • Energy Power Partners • Environment & Energy Publishing • Environmental Attribute Advisors • EPA • EverStream Capital • Evolution Markets Inc. • First Environment, Inc. • Flyers Energy, LLC • Foresight Group US • Gaz Métro • GHI Energy, LLC • GlassPoint Solar • Glencore • GlobalView • Golden Gate Petroleum • Government of Alberta • Green Carbon • ICF International • ICIS • ICIS Tschach Solutions • Idaho Power Company • Idemitsu Apollo • IETA • Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) • Iogen Corporation • IPC USA, Inc • KAAPA Ethanol • Karbone Inc. • Kentucky River Properties • Koch Supply & Trading • Latham & Watkins • Life Cycle Associates • Low Carbon Fuels Coalition • Lunday Thagard • Manatt • Mansfield Oil • Manzanita Advisors • Marex Spectron • Napa Valley Petroleum • Nepal Agriculture Workers Union • Nepal Framar Union • Neste Oil • New Forests • NextGen Climate America • Noble Americas • Nustar • NuStar Energy, LP • Oberon Fuels, Inc. • Office of Governor Jay Inslee • Oregon Clean Fuels Program • Origin Climate Inc. • Pacific Gas and Electric Company • PBF Energy • Pearson Fuels • PFL • PG&E • Phillips 66 • Platinum Partners • POET • Powerex Corp. • Pro Petroleum Inc. • Propel Fuels • Red Mesa, LLC • Renewable Energy Group • Restore the Earth Foundation • RINAlliance Inc. • Royal Bank of Canada • RPMG • Ruby Canyon Engineering • S&A Carbon • Sacramento Municipal Utility District • Sacramento Regional Transit District • SCB & Associates • SCB Group • SEI Fuel Services, Inc. • Shell Energy North America • Shell Oil Products US • SK Energy Americas Inc. • SMUD • Southern California Gas • SPEC Services, Inc. • State of California Department of General Services • Statkraft • STOEL RIVES LLP • Terra-Gen • Tesoro • TexonLP • TFS Energy • The Climate Trust • The Earth Partners LP • The Finerty Group, Inc. • TransCanada Pipelines • Turlock Irrigation District • UC Davis • US Oil • Verdeo • Vermont Agency of Administration • Wabashco • Waterfall Group • Western Canada Biodiesel Association, and many more! 




Registration Pricing: 

Standard registration  $1,695
Government rate $595

Additional Bookable Items:

Golf Outing
Monday, March 19th - time to be announced    
$195
Pre-conference workshop: Argus Consulting RINs and RFS Training
Monday, March 19th - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(Register here if you are only attending the workshop and not the full conference) 
$995
Post-conference workshop: California's Carbon Markets - Cap-and-Trade and LCFS
Wednesday, March 21st  - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$395
Women in carbon breakfast
Tuesday, March 20th - 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 
$50
Register now

For group rates please contact us at:

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*Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


Terms and Conditions

View the conference booking terms and conditions here. 

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit is to provide participants with an understanding of the business dynamics of federal and state emissions prorgams. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application


Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Disclaimer


The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport de­lays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.


2017 Event Advisory Board
Jessica Dell, Argus, US West Coast Bureau Chief
Jessica Dell
, US West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus

Jessica has been with Argus since October 2011. She is the US west coast bureau chief, based in San Francisco, and she covers the west coast refined products market. She has also edited Argus’ European Emissions Market report, focusing on carbon emissions pricing and analysis at the company’s London headquarters and edited Argus’ Biomass Markets report. Jessica holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Ball 100
Michael Ball
, Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus

Michael Ball is editor of Argus Air Daily, the leading source of pricing, news and analysis for the North American environmental markets. Michael joined Argus in 2003 and has been editor of Air Daily since 2012. He has covered wide range of state and federal environmental issues, including the development of California’s AB 32 legislation, US Environmental Protection Agency regulations such as the Clean Power Plan, and Clean Air Act cases before the US Supreme Court.
Derek Regal
Derek Regal, Sr. Manager, Fuels and Regulatory Issues, Andeavor

Mr. Derek Regal is the Senior Manager of Fuels and Regulatory Issues for Andeavor and has 35 years of domestic and international petroleum industry experience. At Tesoro, Regal works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency and with various states on fuels regulatory policy. He serves as a voting member for the fuels committee of the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers and is the chairman of the Pacific Northwest fuels committee of the Western States Petroleum Association. He is also a member of the National Council of Weights and Measures on the Fuels and Lubricant subcommittee and is a voting member of the American Society for Testing and Materials for gasoline and diesel specifications.

In addition to work at Tesoro, Regal is a senior member of the American Society Quality (ASQ) and is certified by ASQ as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. Over the years he has served on multiple technical committees and working groups. He has also held various board positions including Utah Manufacturers Association, Utah Junior Achievement, Senior Board of Examiners of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcomb Baldrige National Quality Award and currently sits on the Board of Advisors of the Fuels Institute.

Regal holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University.
Xantha Bruso, Manager, Long-Term Energy Policy for Energy Procurement, PG&E
Xantha Bruso, Manager, Climate Policy and Analysis, PG&E

Xantha Bruso is the Manager in the Climate Policy and Analysis group at PG&E, where she leads a team that analyzes and advocates on energy and environmental policies, including California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. In her decade of work at PG&E, Xantha has also managed competitive solicitations and contract negotiations for environmental commodities, conducted PG&E’s voluntary greenhouse gas and Carbon Disclosure Project reporting, helped commercialize emerging renewable energy technologies, and administered the California Solar Initiative.

Prior to PG&E, Xantha worked as a third-party mediator of environmental disputes and as an economic and environmental consultant. Xantha earned a BA in Geography and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, a Master in City Planning degree from MIT, and a MBA from the Presidio Graduate School.
Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan
, Managing Director, IETA

Katie serves as Managing Director of IETA, the global business voice for the intersection of markets and climate change. On behalf of IETA’s 150+ business members, Katie leads efforts to inform climate policy & market design across The Americas and Asia-Pacific. She also manages IETA’s growing work on international aviation and financial instruments to scale “clean” private capital. Katie’s a member of University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Committee, Ivey Foundation’s Climate Advisory Committee, and the Climate Advisory Group to Ontario’s Minister of Environment & Climate Change. She also serves as Board Member to the newly-launched International Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre. Prior to IETA, Katie worked as a Senior Associate for ICF International. She holds a Masters with Distinction in Environmental Policy & Development from Sussex University.


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Pre-conference Day: Monday, March 19th 
09:00 - 16:00 

Pre-conference Workshop: Argus Consulting RINs and RFS Training

A full day of A - Z training on the RFS and RINs market! Topics to be discussed include:

  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-through: The ugly truth
  • Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts
  • RFS risk factors and related biofuels policy forecasts
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • Buyer practices in an unhedged market
  • Long- and short-term strategies driving the market

Instructor: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting Services

View the full agenda 

*Fee - $995 for conference delegates, $1,295 to just attend the workshop 

13:30 - 16:30

Golf Outing 

The Ritz-Carlton Old Course 

Sponsored by CBL Markets 

18:00 - 20:00

Opening Night Reception

Sponsored by GlassPoint Solar 

Day 1: Tuesday, March 20th

07:00 - 08:30

Registration and Breakfast 

07:15 - 08:15 

Women in Carbon and Emissions Breakfast 

To celebrate diversity in the carbon and emissions industry, join us for a women's only networking breakfast before the main conference. Connect with other influential women in the industry, one-on-one!

*Fee - $50
08:30 - 08:35

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jessica Dell, US West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus 
08:35 - 9:00

Keynote Address: California's Post-2020 Emission Goals

Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board 

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote Session: Meeting California’s Emissions Goals and the Impact on Industry

Speakers:
Aimee Barnes, Senior Advisor to the Governor, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Ray Williams,
Director, Long-Term Energy Policy, PG&E
Tiffany Roberts, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, WSPA

Moderator: Jessica Dell, West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus

10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break

Track 1: Fuel Markets 


10:30 - 12:00 - Session 1A: California and Oregon's LCFS Programs

  • The future of the California LCFS: Refiners and importers have easily met California LCFS targets so far, but the state’s new scoping plan calls for more aggressive mandates. How will companies comply with the new targets? How might ongoing litigation against the program affect it moving forward?
  • Oregon’s LCFS: What can we learn from the first compliance period of Oregon’s LCFS? What cost containment measures were addressed last year? What is the future of electricity as a transportation fuel in the program?
  • The impact of new fuels standards on west coast refiners: How will large and independent refiners adapt to new potential LCFS goals? 

Speakers:
Sam Wade, Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board
Bill Peters, Clean Fuels Program Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Miles Heller, Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Andeavor


Moderator: Jessica Dell, West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus

Track 2: Carbon Markets 


10:30 - 12:00 - Session 2A: The Clean Power Plan Falters – What is next? 

  • The future of coal-plant retirements and natural gas under a rescinded Clean Power Plan: Will utilities continue to retire coal-plants and switch to cleaner burning fuels under absent federal regulations? 
  • Utilities in red states: What will the generation fuel mix look like for utilities in the South? 
  • RGGI, Washington and the United States Climate Alliance: How will states work together and continue to pursue emission targets set-out by the Clean Power Plan? 

Speakers:
Xantha Bruso, Manager, Climate Policy & Analysis, PG&E
Patrick Cummins, Senior Policy Advisor, Lead on Western States Clean Power Plan Initiative, Center for the New Energy Economy
Representative from the Washington Department of Ecology
Kristen Sheeran, Carbon Policy Advisor, Governor Kate Brown

Moderator: Michael Ball, Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus

12:00 - 13:30 Networking Lunch 

Track 1: Fuel Markets 


13:30 - 15:00 - Session 1B: Growth Outlook for Renewable Fuel Sources in California’s Market

  • Imports into California: How much biodiesel, renewable diesel and ethanol has the west coast market imported in the last year? What might a renegotiation of NAFTA mean for the import market?
  • What’s in store for biodiesel: What is the current status of the biodiesel tax credit and how might this impact the domestic market? What is the outlook for biodiesel growth in California? 
  • Aviation and renewable diesel in the LCFS market: What role will the alternative jet fuel market play in reducing emissions in North America? How might the introduction of biojet impact the LCFS market? What are the expectations for renewable diesel demand over the next few years?
  • Sugarcane ethanol: How will sugarcane ethanol imports and domestic production help California meet its emission goals? How might a NAFTA renegotiation impact imports into California?

Speakers:
Zander Capozzola,
Editor, Argus Americas Biofuels, Argus
Joe Gershen,
Founder & President, Encore BioRenewables  
Neville Fernandes,
Head of Renewable Jet Fuel Development Project, North America, Neste
Dr. Philip Sheehy,
Technical Director, ICF

Moderator: Graham Noyes,
Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition 

Track 2: Carbon Markets 


13:30 - 15:00 - Session 2B: California’s Cap-and-Trade Post 2020

  • California's AB 32 scoping plan and the role of cap-and-trade: How might proposed updates to California's cap-and-trade impact compliance? What changees are in store for the program post 2020?
  • The impact on regulated entities: How are energy companies preparing for the next phase of cap-and-trade? How important were the changes made to carbon offsets?
  • Air quality regulations in California: What to make of AB 617, the companion bill to the cap-and-trade extension? Where does the environmental justice movement go from here?

Speakers:
Rajinder Sahota,
Assistant Division Chief, California Air Resources Board
Julia Bussey,
Climate Change Analyst, Chevron
Kevin Poloncarz,
Partner, Paul Hastings

Moderator: Will Murtha,
Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter, Argus

15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Break 

Track 1: Fuels Markets 


15:30 - 17:00 - Session 1C: The RFS and RINs Market

  • 2018 RVO levels and the impact on RINs pricing
  • The role of E85: What role with E85 play in North America’s fuel mix? What investments still need to occur to make E85 a mainstream fuel? How might the RFS impact E85’s role? 
  • RVO expectations and ethanol imports: What price movements have we seen since the mandate?What are the changes to D5 and how might this impact D4 and D6? How might a change in RVO impact potential imports?

Speakers:
Paul Niznik,
Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting
Mike Lewis
, General Manager, Pearson Fuels
Ronnie Virissimo, Broker, SCB Brokers

Moderator: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting

Track 2: Carbon Markets


15:30 - 17:00 - Session 2C: Canada and Mexico's Carbon Market

  • Ontario’s Cap and Trade: How are complying entities in Ontario adapting to increasing emission standards? How will Ontario's alignment with California and Quebec's carbon market impact entities in Ontario? 
  • California and Quebec's carbon market: What is next for the California/Quebec Western Climate Initiative? How will an expansion of the program impact the carbon offset market? 
  • Mexico's carbon policies: What is the status of Mexico's carbon and climate change policies? Might we see a linkage between Mexico's and California's market in the future? 
Speakers:
Fiona Oliver-Glasford, Senior Manager, Carbon Strategy and Integrated Resource Planning, Enbridge
Michael Berends, Head of Carbon Sales, ClearBlue Markets
Sean Donovan, West Coast Representative, IETA

Moderator: Michael Ball, Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus



17:30 - 19:00 Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 21st 
07:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast  
08:30 - 08:35

Chairman's Opening Remarks and Summary of Day 1

Jessica Dell, US West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus 
08:35 - 10:00

General Session 2: The Future of the Transportation Fuel Mix

  • Utilizing alternate fuel sources and electric vehicles in public and private fleets: San Diego, Oakland, San Francisco and others have committed to switch to renewable diesel in their municipal vehicle fleet. UPS and other private fleets are also following suit. How can cities and the private industry lead the way in decarbonizing the transportation sector, and what impact will this have on gasoline and diesel demand in California over the next decade? 
  • Electric vehicles – Consumer demand and the impact on electricity markets: What is the outlook for electricity demand for electric vehicles in California? How might this impact the LCFS credit market? What is the role of charging infrastructure?
  • The long-term role of natural gas vehicles: What is the long-term role of CNG, LNG and RNG in the transportation sector? How are heavy duty and long-haul trucks utilizing CNG and LNG? What still needs to be done to adopt natural gas vehicles on a large scale? 

Speakers:
David Almeida,
Manager, Electric Vehicles, PG&E
George Minter,
Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas
More to be announced 

Moderator: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting

10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break 
10:45 - 12:00 

General Session 3: Looking Forward - What's Next for North America's Carbon Market

  • What should we expect from California’s cap-and-trade program going forward, now that the program has been extended for another decade?
  • How are complying organizations in California evolving to meet tough emissions standards?
  • What can other states learn from California’s emission reduction programs and what are the potential for linkages? 
  • How might California’s new cap-and-trade law impact Quebec? 
  • What lies ahead for Canada’s federal carbon strategy? Can it draw any lessons from Quebec’s experience? 

Speakers:
Timothy Tutt,
Regulatory Affairs Program Manager, SMUD
Chris Busch,
Director of Research, Energy Innovation LLC
Jon Costantino,
Founding Principal, Tradesman Advisors
Katelyn Roedner,
Climate Program Analyst, EDF

Moderator: Will Murtha, Emissions and Policy Reporter, Argus

 12:00 - 13:30

Closing Lunch 

14:00 - 17:00

Post-conference Workshop: California's Carbon Markets - Cap-and-trade and LCFS

California’s landmark cap-and-trade and Low-Carbon Fuel programs have put the state on track to meet 2020 emissions reduction goals. But new challenges await as the state faces a more ambitious 2030 target and assumes a leadership role on global climate issues, requiring significant changes to the carbon markets.

In these sessions we will provide an overview of the program, how they fit into California’s broader climate policy goals and how they could affect power and fuel markets along the US west coast and in Canada.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Program design, targets and coverage
  • Methods of compliance: Carbon allowances, offsets and LCFS credits
  • Recent market trends and compliance strategies 
  • California’s second act: New targets for 2030 and what they could mean for power producers and refiners
  • The first year of Oregon’s LCFS
  • Progress on linking cap-and-trade with Ontario’s market 
  • Ongoing challenges to the carbon markets
  • Prospects for broader markets, potential new linkages

Speakers:
Michael Ball,
Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus
Jessica Dell,
West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus
William Murtha,
Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter, Argus

Learn more

*Fee - $395 per person


Pre-conference Workshop: Argus Consulting RINs and RFS Training


A full day of A - Z training on the RFS and RINs market! Topics to be discussed include: 

  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-through: The ugly truth Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts RFS risk factors and related biofuels policy forecasts
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • Buyer practices in an unhedged market
  • Long- and short-term strategies driving the market 

*Fee - $995 for registered conference delegates, $1,295 to attend the workshop only

Register for both the conference and RINs training or register to attend the full day RINs training only

Pre-conference Workshop: Monday, March 19th
Paul Niznik
Instructor: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting Services

Paul has over 27 years of experience in biofuels and alternative fuel development. His broad knowledge of biofuel economics – including RFS, RINs and LCFS – has kept refiners, biofuels producers, automakers and government agencies informed of alternative fuels markets and policies. He pioneered biodiesel sales for major oil companies such as Hess, Gulf and Irving Oil, and has consulted for Chevron, US DOE, USDA, Phillips 66, Nissan, Toyota, Hess, Petrobras, the Government of Zimbabwe and UOP Honeywell. Paul is an alumnus of Yale University where he studied astrophysics.

08:00 - 09:00  Registration and Continental Breakfast 
09:00 - 11:00 Session 1:

  • An overview of Renewable Fuels Standard.
  • RINs types and rules for using RINs for compliance.
  • Examining how the rules have shaped the “unusual” behaviour of the RINs and biofuels markets. (D6-D4 Spreads).
  • How Cellulosic Waiver Credits set cellulosic RINs prices.
  • Understanding RINS price risk factors, part 1
11:00 - 11:15 Morning Break 
11:15 - 13:00 Session 2:

  • Biofuel blending: economics and drivers.
  • How the “blendwall” chose the future biofuels for the RFS.
  • The lynchpin RIN: commodity-driven D4 RIN economics.
  • Understanding more of the factors in RINs and biofuels prices.
  • The RINs bank, RINs fraud, and RINs quality
  • Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts.
  • RINs price forecasting 101
13:00 - 14:00  Networking Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30 Session 3:

  • Annual rulemakings and Renewable Volume Obligations.
  • RVO costs to refiners and effects on fuels markets.
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-thorough: The ugly truth.
  • Strategic action by obligated parties.
  • Suggestions on“Hedging” strategies in unhedgeable markets.
  • Risks and rewards from compliance strategies.
  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints.
15:30 - 15:45 Afternoon Break 
15:45 - 16:00 Session 4:

  • Summaries and discussions
  • After-talk: RINS price risks, part 2: Near Term factors
  • After-talk: Long and short-term strategic thinking.
 16:30 - 18:30 Networking Reception 

Meritage Resort and Spa

Sponsored by GlassPoint Solar 


Post-conference Workshop: California's Carbon Markets - Cap-and-Trade and LCFS 


California’s landmark cap-and-trade and Low-Carbon Fuel programs have put the state on track to meet 2020 emissions reduction goals. But new challenges await as the state faces a more ambitious 2030 target and assumes a leadership role on global climate issues, requiring significant changes to the carbon markets. In these sessions we will provide an overview of the program, how they fit into California’s broader climate policy goals and how they could affect power and fuel markets along the US west coast and in Canada.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Program design, targets and coverage
  • Methods of compliance: Carbon allowances, offsets and LCFS credits
  • Recent market trends and compliance strategies 
  • California’s second act: New targets for 2030 and what they could mean for power producers and refiners
  • The first year of Oregon’s LCFS
  • Progress on linking cap-and-trade with Ontario’s market 
  • Ongoing challenges to the carbon markets
  • Prospects for broader markets, potential new linkages

Full agenda to be announced soon


*Fee - $395 per person

Register now

Speakers:
Michael Ball 100
Michael Ball, Editor, Argus Air Daily, Argus

Michael Ball is editor of Argus Air Daily, the leading source of pricing, news and analysis for the North American environmental markets. Michael joined Argus in 2003 and has been editor of Air Daily since 2012. He has covered wide range of state and federal environmental issues, including the development of California’s AB 32 legislation, US Environmental Protection Agency regulations such as the Clean Power Plan, and Clean Air Act cases before the US Supreme Court.
Jessica Dell, Argus, US West Coast Bureau Chief
Jessica Dell, West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus

Jessica has been with Argus since October 2011. She is the US west coast bureau chief, based in San Francisco, and she covers the west coast refined products market. She has also edited Argus’ European Emissions Market report, focusing on carbon emissions pricing and analysis at the company’s London headquarters and edited Argus’ Biomass Markets report. Jessica holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley.





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Date and Time: Monday, March 19th at 1:00 PM

Fee: $195

Course: The Ritz-Carlton Old Course 

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