13 May 2019
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Argus Canadian Clean Fuels and Carbon Markets

  • 07:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Chairperson's remarks and antitrust reminder Will Murtha - Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter, Argus
  • 09:05
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  • 09:50

Canada’s federal government plans to implement a national Clean Fuel Standard to reduce GHG emissions by 30mn metric tons a year by 2030. The rulemaking process is active now for the liquid fuels portion of the program. What will be the components of it? How will compliance obligations work at the federal and provincial level? What is the timeline for implementation?

 

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

  • 09:50
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  • 11:15
  • Session 1: Industry perspectives on fuels demand and participation in Canada's CFS market Parkland Fuel, Advanced Biofuels Canada, Growth Energy, CERI
  • What will biofuels demand look like in Canada’s market under the CFS program? What are the regulatory obligations for selling fuel into the country and how will new demand from Canada impact future supply and competition with other markets that have clean fuels programs?
  • How much ethanol is Canada producing and what are the blending requirements? How will Canada's program impact demand for ethanol and what are the opportunities for biofuels producers? 
  • What is the future of renewable natural gas and how much will displace traditional fuels?
  • How is the electric vehicle market evolving? What is the 5-year outlook for EV demand and how are credits generated in other low carbon fuels programs?
  • What are industry and market expert perspectives on CFS market design elements currently under development? How will various designs compliment or not compliment supplementary energy and climate policies in Canada? 
  • What are the opportunities for investors in Canada's market? How do they assess risk?

 

Panelists:
Doug Hooper, Director Policy and Regulation, Advanced Biofuels Canada
Craig Willis, Senior Vice President, Growth Energy
Dave Schick
, Director Policy and External Relations, Parkland Fuel Corporation
Dinara Millington
, Vice President Research, Canadian Energy Research Institute

Moderator:
Paul Niznik
, Senior Consultant, Biofuels, Argus


  • 11:15
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  • 11:40
  • Networking break
  • 11:40
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  • 12:45

What's in store for Alberta's carbon market as a result of the federal Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS)? What about potential impact and alignment with other provincial programs? How are companies managing investments and compliance under the evolving political landscape?

 

Speakers:
Chelsea Bryant, Vice President, ClimeCo Canada
James Renouf, Director, Environmental Portfolio, Capital Power Corporation
Yvan Champagne, President, Bluesource
Chelsea Erhardt, Trader, Compliance and Renewable Fuels, Elbow River Marketing
Will Murtha
, Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter, Argus

 

Moderator:
Michael Ball
, Editor, Argus Air Daily

  • 12:45
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:45
  • Session 3: Update on the federal backstop program Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • What is the status of Canada's federal Backstop program?  
  • How will the Backstop program impact trading and markets? 
  • How does the opt-in policy work?
  • What will compensation from the Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) look like?
  • Update on the federal offset system

 

Speakers:

Jackie Mercer, Manager Carbon Pricing Bureau, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Nashina Shariff
, Senior Policy Advisor, Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

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

  • 14:45
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  • 15:30
  • Session 4: Industry perspective on the Output-Based Pricing System

Speakers:
Tyson Dyck, Partner, Torys LLP
Nicolas Girod, Managing Director Markets, Clear Blue Markets


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

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Networking break
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Session 5: Pacific coast collaborative British Columbia Ministry of Mines and Energy and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

What are the major issues that will be addressed in the coming years by the Pacific Coast's existing clean fuel standards and how might Canada's federal program align and harmonize?

Panelists:
Michael Rensing, Director Low Carbon Fuels Electricity and Alternative Energy Division, British Columbia Ministry of Mines and Energy 
Cory Ann Wind, Clean Fuels Program Manager, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Moderator:
Michael Ball, Editor, Argus Air Daily

 

  • 16:30
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  • 17:30
  • Session 6: Connecting the dots between carbon and fuels markets in Canada and beyond
  • What is the interplay between provincial and federal government and link to the international market? 
  • What are the perspectives from the Canadian energy industry on how they are viewing carbon and fuels policies moving forward?
  • What will Alberta do with carbon pricing and what does the oil patch want?
  • Is the trend toward adopting regional or national policies?
  • How will Canada meet its emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement? 

Panelists:
Michael Ball, Editor, Argus Air Daily
Edwin Makkinga
, Manager Carbon Policy, Enbridge
Njoroge Ngure
, Portfolio Manager Environmental Markets, ATCO
Beth Hardy
, Vice President Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, CCS Knowledge Centre

 

Moderator:
Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

  • 17:30
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  • 19:00
  • Reception