View the webinar, “Dodd-Frank and Renewable Energy Markets: Analysis and Response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Financial ‘Swap’ Rulemaking,”and join policy experts from the DC-based governmental affairs firm ML Strategies and environmental commodity sales, trading, and advisory firm 3Degrees as they explore and connect ongoing federal financial reforms and their impact on renewable energy markets.
Released in late May 2011, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have an open rulemaking that seeks to define financial ‘swaps.’ Environmental commodities—including Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)—are part of the rulemaking, and the CFTC and SEC have specifically requested information on how RECs should be treated. With the comment deadline of July 22nd quickly approaching, renewable energy stakeholders cannot afford to miss the opportunity to educate policymakers on the importance of renewable energy products.
Attend the webinar and learn:
--Brief history of the Dodd-Frank Financial reform legislation
--What the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s rulemaking on environmental commodities is and its potential impact on REC markets
--How renewable energy products may be exempt under the rulemaking
--What organizations, businesses and non profits can do in response to the rulemaking and a timeline for moving forward
--Question and Answer session with the speakers (interactive)
--Steve Mickelsen - Counsel and Corporate Secretary, 3Degrees Group, Inc.
--Jason Rosenstock - Director of Government Relations, ML Strategies
Moderated by Joseph Seymour - Program Coordinator for Policy and Government Affairs, REMA