05 March - 06 March 2019
Hilton the Hague, The Netherlands

Argus Emissions Markets

The EU Emissions Trading System

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:25
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:25
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  • 09:30
  • Co-chairperson's opening remarks Jonathan Sims - Editor, Argus European Emissions, Argus

- An overview of the market drivers

- Liquidity and pricing trends in the past year

- How have the markets changed since 2018?

  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • The EU ETS: Where are we now? Jonathan Sims - Editor, Argus European Emissions, Argus

- An overview of the market drivers

- Liquidity and pricing trends in the past year

- How have the markets changed since 2018?

  • 09:55
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  • 10:35
  • Panel discussion: Decisions on Brexit: How will this transform the face of carbon trading?

- How will Brexit impact European wide emissions trading

- Outlining the current plans for UK emissions trading

- The implications on carbon pricing and emissions strategies of the post-Brexit model

Julia Michalak, EU Policy Director, IETA

Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Change Research, BNP Paribas

  • 10:35
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Pricing trends in coal, gas and power Matt Monteverde - Vice-President, Generating Fuels, Argus

- Assessing pricing trends in power and related commodities

- Identifying the underlying market drivers

- How does CO2 pricing influence the fundamentals?

  • 11:30
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  • 12:30
  • Panel discussion: Analyst’s view – Market drivers and EUA pricing

- Each panellist will have 5 minutes to present their views on pricing trends for the short-medium term, followed by a debate

- Quantifying the impact of the MSF and LDF

- To what extent has the price hike been founded upon compliance buying as opposed to speculation?

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Bernadette Papp, Senior Market Analyst, Vertis
Casper Løvschal, Senior Portfolio Manager, Dankse Commodities
Tom Lord, Head of Trading and Risk Management, Redshaw Advisors
Benedikt von Butler, Former Head of Carbon Advisory, Hartree Partners

  • 12:30
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  • 12:50
  • Interview: Evaluating investor trends in the market David Hill - Energy and Emissions Trader, Hartree Partners

- Is there more investment in emissions?

- Assessing volatility and liquidity in the markets

- Perspectives from the new market players

  • 12:50
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  • 14:10
  • Lunch break

 

  • 14:15
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  • 14:20
  • Afternoon co-chairperson's remarks Kate Abnett - Senior Reporter, Argus European Emissions, Argus
  • 14:20
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  • 15:10
  • The scope of power markets and the impact on EU ETS compliance buying

14:20 Fuel switching and energy strategies in Europe

- An overview: Current regulation in the power markets

- Spotlight on Germany's coal phase-out

- EU energy strategies influencing the future of coal, gas and renewable demand

Dr Felix Matthes, Research Co-ordinator, Energy and Climate Policy, Institute for Applied Ecology


14:40 Panel Discussion: How will electrification and decarbonisation plans influence the future of power markets?


- How will the EU decarbonise transport?

- Estimating a timeline for EU coal-plant closures

- Where are power prices going, and what are the consequences for industry?

Dr Felix Matthes, Research Co-ordinator, Energy and Climate Policy, Institute for Applied Ecology

Wendel Trio, Director, Climate Action Network

Matthew Monteverde, Vice-President, Generating Fuels, Argus

  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking break
  • 15:40
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  • 16:00
  • The implications of Phase 4 EU ETS funds Dave Jones - Carbon and Power Analyst, Sandbag

- Outlining the key funds and what they are designed to do

- Quantifying the funds available to each country

- How will these funds speed up electricity modernisation?

- What does this mean for EU ETS emissions in Phase 4?

- How many permits will come to market from funds?

  • 16:00
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  • 16:40
  • Industrial leader’s panel: Strategies in carbon markets

- Will we witness a significant amount of carbon leakage in coming years?

- Reduced free allowances and auction supply: How much will it cost you?

- How has the price change changed behaviour?

- What can compliance buyers do to combat these challenges?

Liv Rathe, Director, Hydro
Brigitta Huckestein, Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy, BASF

  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Co-chairperson's closing remarks Kate Abnett, Senior Reporter, Argus European Emissions Markets, Argus
  • 16:50
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  • 18:50
  • Dutch drinks reception

Trading within low carbon framework

Start End
  • 09:00
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  • 09:45
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:45
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  • 09:50
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Stefano De Clara - Director, International Policy, IETA
  • 09:50
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  • 10:40
  • Political leader’s panel: Unpacking the dynamics of overlapping instruments

- Designing cohesive policies in the fight against climate change

- Outlining current political instruments

- How will stringent carbon domestic targets keep up with the pace of change in emissions reduction?

- How can instruments improve and incorporate cross-sector life-cycle emissions

Stefaan Vergote, Deputy Head, Unit for Energy and Environment, Directorate-General CLIMA, European Commission
Michael Taylor, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Cost Status and Outlook, IRENA

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking break
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Spotlight on the Americas: Accessing the North American models

- An update on the model – Which sectors are most impacted and a picture of the aggressiveness of policy

- Are there any consequences to Ontario leaving the California-Quebec model?

- Understanding RGGI opportunities

Michiel ten Hoopen, Managing Director, ClearBlue Markets
Neil Eckert, Founder, Chairman, IncubEx

  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • Capacity building in South Korea: A new opportunity for carbon traders? Seehyung Lee - Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Policy, Business Institute for Sustainable Development, The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry

- Introducing new prospects in South Korea

- An overview of the functionality of the South Korean model

- Is there opportunity for linkage and international participation?

Seehyung Lee, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Policy, Business Institute for Sustainable Development (Korcham)

  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Spotlight on China – Threats and bets in Chinese markets Ji Bao - Director, China Emissions Exchange

- Outlining Chinese carbon and power policies, and coal and gas supply/demand balance

- Scaled down and delayed, how will the Chinese trading model move forward?

- Future opportunities in power trading

  • 12:30
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  • 13:40
  • Lunch break
  • 13:40
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  • 14:00
  • To what extent is funding available to drive abatement technology development Stefaan Vergote - Deputy Head, Unit for Energy and Environment, Directorate-General CLIMA, European Commission

- The future of government funds in a world of profitable private investment

- Outlining the landscape of public funds for green energy and carbon abatement technologies

- Allocating the Innovation Fund

- Horizon 2020: What next for European Commission funding?

  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Renewable energy outlook: Cost reductions for renewable power generation and implications for accelerated development Michael Taylor - Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Cost Status and Outlook

- Identifying carbon risks to assets

- Identifying opportunities for investment into solar and wind projects?

- Understanding long-term benefits and outcomes

  • 14:30
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  • 14:50
  • Networking break
 
  • 14:50
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  • 15:05
  • Aviation: CORSIA - What will credit eligibility mean for emissions markets? Jane Hupe - Deputy Director, Environment, ICAO [Recorded]

- How will the CORSIA system function?

- What does the choice of eligible credits mean for trading systems?

- What is the timeline for deployment of CORSIA

- How will aviation realistically reduce their emissions

  • 15:05
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  • 15:40
  • Shipping and aviation: Understanding the future of emissions regulations in transport Bill Hemmings - Shipping & Aviation, Transport & Environment

- The outlook for emissions reduction in the shipping sector

- The future of fuels in shipping: LNG outlook

- Will the shipping industry end-up coupled with an external instrument?

  • 15:40
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  • 16:00
  • Road: Decarbonising road transport – the challenges ahead the European car and truck industry Fabricio Cardoso - Research Manager, DEF/Emissions Control
- The status of current and upcoming CO2 standards in Europe and in other regions
- CO2 targets for trucks – what has been decided so far, and how these standards will reshape the industry
- The challenges around reducing pollutants and CO2 emissions at the same time
  • 16:10
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  • 15:00
  • Refreshments and roundtables
  • 16:00
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  • 16:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Stefano De Clara - Director, International Policy, IETA