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.

Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz sponsors the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Abigail S. Knauff serves as the Secretary for the committee.

Committee Charter (PDF)

Meetings

Date Meeting Details

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 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 producers. 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.

Meeting to discuss the proposed order exempting the Southwest Power Pool from certain provisions of the CEA and consider the CFTC staff preliminary report regarding the Swap Dealer De Minimis exemption. Full details, including agenda, here.

Meeting to discuss the Commission’s proposed rules with respect to position limits, trade options, and its recent final interpretation concerning forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality and how these initiatives will impact energy and environmental markets. Full details, including agenda, here.