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We provide business intelligence and analytics in carbon markets.
We have a comprehensive coverage across the WCI carbon market (California and Quebec), LCFS and offsets in North America. Our offering includes emissions and price forecasts, regular analytical content covering the allowance and offset market, as well as program design and legal risks.
Our news hub represents a one-stop shop for updates pertinent to the carbon trading more globally.
For 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. See an overview of our offering at http://go.californiacarbon.info/intro
We have our proprietary models that consume information from a variety of data repositories to generate near and long-term forecast, for emissions as well as carbon prices. Our models cover most North American carbon market jurisdictions.
Our near term analysis in our weekly and monthly commentaries capture (a) Macroeconomic data, (b) Secondary market data, (c) Corporate and entity data, as well as (d) output from our proprietary algorithms. We use the models to forecast upto 1 year out. Our near term emissions forecasts have had over 99% accuracy for the past three years.
The long term models generate outlook for 2030 and have a quarterly resolution. They can also create scenarios for 2040 and 2050. The models capture the interplay between different carbon markets; and is unique in that aspect. Our Cap and Trade model has over 200 variables that can be fine-tuned to construct a scenario.
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
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
Harry Horner is Research and Insights Lead responsible for driving thought leadership. He has been engaged in the California carbon and offsets markets since its early days.
He has also led the development of machine-learning driven forecasting in the European Solar Sector, with CaliforniaCarbon’s old parent company Climate Connect. He graduated from Oxford University in History and Economics.
In other news, Harry has recently cycled from Ireland to Japan to raise money for a Mongolian solar project. He loves to cook a vast array of curries and is an avid squash player.Harry Horner
Abhilasha Fullonton is a Sr Analyst overlooking the Offsets and LCFS markets. Her role involves analysis, content delivery, client engagement and product management.
Previously, she worked as carbon market analyst conducting analysis and engagement on the allowance market. She holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc. Environmental Economics from University of York.
In her free time, Abhilasha can be found attending live music gigs and spending time with family and friends.Abhilasha Fullonton
Anant Jain is a Carbon Market Analyst. At his current role, he performs analysis and reporting on the allowance markets. He enjoys engaging in the domain of Climate policy and the Carbon markets.
Anant has completed a master’s in management from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For his Master’s thesis, he compared abnormal returns for renewable energy firms with conventional energy firms listed in public markets.
He enjoys travelling, trekking and playing the guitar.Anant Jain
CaliforniaCarbon is a product of cKinetics, a global sustainability specialist. The extended team provides access to specialists in the following areas:
ESG risk assessment
Life cycle analysis
Industrial emissions and resource consumption benchmarks