February 21st Meeting (with copy of presentation)

For a copy of this presentation, please see here.

Topic: Panel Discussion – Ozone Impacts on Texas Industry

Our panel discussion will address ozone designation changes, offset and netting requirements and emission credit markets.

Panelists: 

Kyle Breeze, Element Markets

Kyle is the Vice President of Emissions for the Gulf Coast, and his focus is supporting companies in Texas and Louisiana, primarily with their Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) needs and opportunities. He also helps companies navigate the world of Discrete Emission Reduction Credits (DERCs), Mass Emission Cap and Trade (MECT), and Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emission Cap and Trade (HECT).

Kyle is also involved with the market on a daily basis and helps clients understand ERC pricing, availability, trends, etc. Kyle’s background in air quality permitting allows him to support clients on technical challenges as well. Kyle has also been involved in ERC policy discussions with State and Federal regulatory agencies at the request of clients.

Jennifer Keane, Baker Botts

Jennifer Keane is a partner in the Austin office of Baker Botts.   Since 1990, Jennifer’s practice has focused on helping companies address complex Clean Air Act issues, including permitting, compliance counseling, and enforcement defense at the state, local, and federal level.  While specializing in the refinery, chemical, and petrochemical industries, over the years Jennifer has provided assistance to almost every type of industry operating in Texas.  She has also been very involved in state and federal rulemakings and the development of guidance that affect industrial operations.

Working with industry and consultants, Jennifer, on behalf of the Texas Industry Project, was deeply involved in the development of the TCEQ area source emission banking and trading rules.  She also works closely with companies seeking to generate ERCs from the shutdown or control of industrial emission sources and is well-aware of the current challenges facing Texas industry with regard to those rules.  Jennifer also assists companies with compliance issues affecting HECT and MECT allowances.

Kinnan Golemon, KG Strategies

Kinnan Golemon, a nationally recognized leader in the environmental, energy and natural resources law and economic development areas, is the founder and President of KG Strategies, LLC. For over three (3) decades, Mr. Golemon was a Partner with Brown McCarroll, LLP, a Texas regional law firm, where he was the senior member of the environmental team practicing in the Austin office. He has over 50 years of providing professional advice, counsel, strategic planning and public advocacy on complex environmental, energy, natural resource and economic issues.

From 1992 to 2006, he served as General Counsel for the Texas Chemical Council, the association representing the approximate 80 chemical manufacturers operations in Texas. In 2016, The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) recognized him as one of the notable 24 pioneering men and women who inspired, created and implemented U.S. laws to protect public health and the environment in the early 1970s. He has also held numerous leadership positions in state and national legal organizations devoted to environmental and conservation matters, including his continued service as an Advisory Board Member of the UT Austin KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business.

Location:

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend
816 Congress Ave, Suite 1900
Austin, Texas, 78701

 

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Reception and Meal
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. – Central Texas Chapter Business
6:05 – 7:00 p.m. – Presentation

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