Energy & Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

The Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee is a statutorily mandated advisory committee, which conducts public meetings; submits reports and recommendations to the Commission (including dissenting or minority views, if any); and otherwise serves as a vehicle for discussion and communication on matters of concern to exchanges, firms, end users, and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission.

Abigail S. Knauff serves as the Secretary for the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee.

Committee Charter (PDF)

Meetings

Date Meeting Details

Meeting to discuss how the derivatives markets can facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy, including the status of carbon reduction through cap-and-trade and other carbon trading market mechanisms. The discussion at the June 3rd meeting included a proposal to form an EEMAC subcommittee to provide a report to the EEMAC on guiding principles for the design of the derivatives and underlying cash markets for environmental products, such as carbon allowances and offsets, that are used to address greenhouse gas emissions. At this meeting, the EEMAC will further discuss this proposal and vote whether to recommend that the Commission approve the formation of a subcommittee. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss domestic and international cap-and-trade markets and carbon derivatives markets and receive a staff update on recent events in the energy derivatives markets. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors within the energy and environmental markets and receive an update from CFTC staff on the energy derivatives markets between Q1 and Q3 2020. Full details, including minutes and agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss the proposed position limits for spot months, single month, and all-months-combined and the proposed bona fide hedge exemptions from such position limits and related procedures. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss CFTC staff update on recent developments in the financial and energy derivatives markets. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss the global energy transition, exchange-traded environmental derivatives contracts, and the impact of the global energy transition on market participants’ use of the energy and environmental derivatives markets. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss derivatives markets’ responses to physical markets’ developments, exchange-traded energy derivatives markets, and the availability of clearing and other services in the energy derivatives markets. Full details, including agenda, here.