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CaliforniaCarbon.info:We are a comprehensive information service covering the WCI carbon market in North America. Our offering includes emissions and price forecasts for all jurisdictions across the program, regular analytical content covering the allowance and offset market, as well as program design and legal risks. Whilst our news hub represents a one-stop shop for updates pertinent to the WCI and carbon trading more globally.
To our premium subscribers we offer full access to our complete historic price database for all of the key market asset types. Those wanting to perform deep-dive research into emissions, compliance or auction history can do so on an entity level basis using our suite of analytic tools. In sum, we aim to be the most focused, and thus the most complete information solution for all WCI stakeholders, all at exceptional value due to our specificity and expertise.
Climate Connect Ltd. was established in 2010 and is the parent company of CaliforniaCarbon.info. The other products in the stable are EAGLE (Electricity And Gas Learning Engine), an Artificial Intelligence driven software for short term power markets; ChinaCarbon.net.cn for the Chinese carbon markets; and IndiaPowerTrading.info, an information portal using machine learning techniques to forecast prices in the Indian power market.
Michael Carter is Mentor and Advisor to Climate Connect Limited. Based in Colorado, USA, his work has included market and industry analysis on a range of industry topics including commodity pricing, wholesale pricing analysis and forecasting, and retail cost analysis. Michael was, till recently, head of Energy at SNL Financial, leading a team of several hundred analysts providing information to US markets. SNL was recently acquired by McGraw Hill. Prior to SNL, he worked with Duff & Phelps, Platts and Financial Times. Michael holds a Master’s degree from Colorado School of Mines and Bachelor’s degree in Geology from The Australian National University.
For CaliforniaCarbon.info, Michael provides strategic guidance on how to develop forecasts, publications and analytics benchmarked against global information industry standards. With vast experience in RGGI and EUETS markets, he also suggests ideas and concepts that could be adapted for newly formed carbon markets such as California, Quebec and ChinaMichael Carter
Alex Rau is the founding partner of Climate Wedge Ltd, an independent firm based in San Francisco providing carbon finance and emissions trading related investment advisory services. Alex has over fifteen years of experience in climate finance, carbon markets, and environmental commodities, having advised numerous clients such as Cheyne Capital, McKinsey & Co, Rio Tinto, News Corporation, Electricite de France, California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), PricewaterhouseCoopers and Wärtsilä, and has traded with counterparties spanning the global power and fuels sectors.
He is on the board of Up Energy Group and cofounded leading US carbon developer, EOS Climate, and has managed investments in carbon and related commodity markets for several funds. He co-authored the Voluntary Carbon Standard, the most widely accepted trading standard for non-Kyoto carbon assets, and has published in journals ranging from Science to Harvard Business Review. Alex has a Ph.D. in physics from Oxford University, a B.A. from Cornell University, and is a CFA charterholder.Alex Rau
Nitin Tanwar is the Founder and CEO of Climate Connect Ltd. Nitin can be found brainstorming with the team on strategic directions for CaliforniaCarbon.info, engaged in raising funds for operations, and aiding in marketing. As CEO of the parent company Climate Connect, Nitin formulates the executive strategy of all the products within the stable. Before founding Climate Connect, Nitin was a Carbon Associate with commodities trading giant Cargill.
He holds a Master’s in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a Certificate in Sustainability from ETH Zurich, and a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and was one of the youngest authors to publish in Elsevier’s Energy Policy journal. To escape from the daily routine, he enjoys trekking and one day hopes to make his way up to Machu Pichu in the Andes!Nitin Tanwar
Rahul Rana is Head of Marketing and Business Development at CaliforniaCarbon.info, as well as being the Lead on all of the company’s carbon products. His duties with CaliforniaCarbon.info include leading outreach and marketing strategy, relationship building with existing subscribers, and crafting the long-term direction of the business. He particularly enjoys the opportunity to engage with clients and gather market sentiment as well as feedback on the product. Working closely on matters related to carbon allowance trading and cap-and-trade policy fulfils his prior interest in carbon markets and climate policy, which was cultivated while completing his MSc in Climate Sciences and Policy Studies at The Energy and Resources Institute in Delhi, India. He spends his free time travelling, reading classics, and playing music on his guitar.Rahul Rana
Chandan Kumar is the Chief Economist at Climate Connect. He has developed and operated the supply-demand and price forecast models for California carbon allowances since 2013. He has worked extensively on profiling greenhouse gas emissions (and emitters) in California and Quebec, and achieved a market best accuracy of 99.7% in forecasting California’s 2014 emissions. Chandan holds an MSc in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, specialising in financial econometrics and macroeconomics.
He has previously worked with think tanks including the National Foundation for India, Kirti, and the Health & Development Initiatives (HDI); and has constructed econometric models for Capital-K Financial Advisory Services. Chandan retains a keen interest in food, and follows developments in this sector in his own time.Chandan Kumar
Ronjoy Bezbarua is the Carbon Market Analyst at CaliforniaCarbon.info. Ronjoy is a post graduate in Business Analytics with an experience of over two years in varied fields. He enjoys reading books in his spare time.Ronjoy Bezbarua
Abhilasha Fullonton is the Market Analyst at CaliforniaCarbon.info, Her role ranges from updating prices and databases and analysis of the carbon market to delivery of content to our subscribers. She regularly contributes to writing and editing relevant content that is published on the CCI website. She holds a BSc. Environmental Economics from University of York and MSc. Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh.
Her previous work experiences are in intergovernmental policy coordination at United Nations Environment Program in New York and renewable energy projects at Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC. She also recently finished an internship at UNDP, Sri Lanka. In her free time Asha loves to read and seeks to travel to new places.Abhilasha Fullonton
Emily Jackson is a Carbon Reporter and Market Analyst for CaliforniaCarbon.info. Emily has previously worked as a Carbon Consultant in the UK, helping clients with their carbon offsetting strategies and EU ETS. In her spare time Emily enjoys sports and travelling.Emily Jackson