Discussion highlights similarities, differences in US carbon policies
WORCESTER, MA, June 18 /CNW/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE), a
leading operator of online exchanges for energy and environmental commodities,
will co-host with Point Carbon a new webinar, "Climate Change Policy and the
2008 Presidential Election," on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The
complimentary webinar will feature an overview of the current status and
future direction of US carbon policy.
WHO: Emilie Mazzacurati and Véronique Bugnion, Point Carbon
WHAT: "Climate Change Policy and the 2008 Presidential Election" Webinar
WHEN: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Registration for the webinar is available at: Climate Change
WHY: To familiarize you with the current status and likely direction of
US carbon policy
Climate change is acknowledged by each of the presidential candidates as
one of the most serious challenges facing Americans today, but what does the
future hold come November?
In this complimentary, one hour webinar, join Point Carbon's Véronique
Bugnion and Emilie Mazzacurati as they discuss the current status and
direction of US climate change policy. They'll delve into each of the
presidential candidates' positions on cap-and-trade programs and renewable
energy subsidies, exploring questions such as:
- How are the presidential candidates' climate change and carbon
emission programs similar? How are they different?
- Would either of the two candidates sign the Kyoto Protocol? Would
either work for the development of a new global climate change
accord? What might such a new accord look like?
- What are the implications of these policies for companies in the
emissions reduction, renewable energy, online environmental commodity
exchange and other sectors of the cleantech industry?
They'll also review the climate change legislation debated by the Senate
in early June that would have created a national cap-and-trade scheme for
reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 63% below 2005 levels by 2050. Although
the bill did not receive the needed votes to move to final consideration, it
will certainly be revisited in the future. Véronique and Emilie will discuss
what changes might occur to the bill after the election, and how such a bill
may affect the cleantech industry and the economy in general.
About World Energy Solutions, Inc.
World Energy operates leading online exchanges for energy and
environmental commodities. Our proven approach provides market intelligence,
promotes liquidity, and creates price transparency for all market
participants, enabling our customers to transact with confidence and to seek
the best possible price. To date, the company has transacted over 42 billion
kWh of electricity, nearly one billion kWh of green power and Renewable Energy
Certificates (RECs) and one trillion cubic feet of natural gas. For more
information, please visit www.worldenergy.com.
About Point Carbon
Point Carbon is a world-leading provider of independent news, analysis
and consulting services for European and global power, gas and carbon markets.
Point Carbon's comprehensive services provide professionals with market-moving
information through monitoring fundamental information, key market players and
business and policy developments. For more information, please visit
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