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?
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: The new scoping plan leans heavily on cap-and-trade to reach the state's climate goals. What changes 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?
Rajinder Sahota, Assistant Division Chief, California Air Resources Board
Adam Smith, Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs, Southern California Edison
Kevin Poloncarz, Partner, Paul Hastings
Julia Bussey, Climate Change Analyst, Chevron
Moderator: Will Murtha, Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter, Argus
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?
Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus
Mike Lewis, General Manager, Pearson Fuels
Ronnie Virissimo, Broker, SCB Brokers
Moderator: Paul Niznik, Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus
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?
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