The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced that its Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) will meet on February 28, 2019. This marks the first meeting of the committee since its formation in 2018.
The EEMAC was established to advise the CFTC on the development of energy and environmental markets. The committee is composed of a diverse group of industry representatives, environmental advocates, academics, and other stakeholders. The committee’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the CFTC on the development of energy and environmental markets and the implementation of market-based solutions to environmental and energy issues.
At the upcoming meeting, the committee will discuss a variety of topics, including the potential for energy and environmental markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the role of market-based solutions in improving air quality, and the development of new products and services to facilitate the trading of environmental commodities. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the committee to provide input on the CFTC’s proposed rules for energy and environmental markets.
The meeting is open to the public, and interested parties are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the CFTC’s Washington, D.C. office, and will include a public comment period.
The EEMAC is an important step forward in the CFTC’s efforts to promote the development of energy and environmental markets. The committee’s insights and recommendations will be invaluable in helping the CFTC to craft effective rules and regulations that will ensure the efficient and effective functioning of these markets. The CFTC is committed to working with the EEMAC to ensure that energy and environmental markets are properly regulated and that the interests of all stakeholders are taken into account.