Quote highlights from NACW 2014

April 10, 2014

Special thanks to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, media partners and supporting organizations for helping make the Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2014 conference a success. Below are a few quote highlights from the distinguished carbon and climate professionals who spoke at NACW.

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roger-williams-photo “There’s a high level of excitement right now. The level of interest from buyers in the market and from suppliers of projects is unprecedented.”
– Roger Williams, President, Blue Source 
john-o-niles-photo “REDD needs to happen. California is a leader, but it can’t be a leader in isolation.”
– John O Niles, Director of Climate and Forests, WWFUS 
jason-gray-photo “We are continuing to consider international sector based credits.”
– Jason Gray, Staff Attorney, California Air Resources Board 
noel-perry-photo “The number one most important thing for the health of the market is that we have a target beyond 2020.”
– Noel Perry, Founder, Next10
jan-frommeyer-photo “If California greens its economy quickly, it might increase the odds of taking on more ambitious targets past 2020.”
– Jan Frommeyer, Director Market Analysis, ICIS
fahmida-ahmed-photo “People want a special story in an offset project that supplements their values.”
– Fahmida Ahmed, Associate Director, Department of Sustainability & Energy Management, Stanford University
hector-delatorre-photo “No matter what we do, we’re going to be sued, so we know anything we put out has to be airtight.”
– Hector De La Torre, Board Member, California Air Resources Board
peter-lehner-photo “If we had a federal AB32, we’d be better off. If we had a global AB32, that’d be even better.”
– Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
julian-richardson-photo “If the offset mechanism isn’t fully utilized, then something is wrong. It would be a real shame because the program wouldn’t be operational as intended.”
– Julian Richardson, CEO, Parhelion Underwriting Ltd. 
dan-kammen-photo “It’s pretty clear what the interim targets should be. At minimum, a linear connection between 2020 and 2050 means the target is 33 percent less by 2020 and 66 percent less by 2040.”
– Dr. Daniel Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy University of California, Berkeley
henry-stern “There’s still a lot to do in the transportation sector between now and 2020. We have the regulatory capacity to get there and the market is robust.”
– Henry Stern, Principal Consultant, Energy & Environmental Policy Senator Fran Pavley
steve-cliff “We believe pricing carbon is important. In developing the policies, ultimately a cap and trade program was chosen largely because of the cap. The cap helps us know that we’re on track. The cap is essential.”
– Steve Cliff, Assistant Chief, Stationary Source Division California Air Resources Board
jack-broadbent-photo “The market is working. Folks are investing in futures in the market.”
– Jack Broadbent, CEO/Air Pollution Control Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District