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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.
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
Sidharth Balakrishna is the Principal at cKinetics. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and an Economics degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University. He has over 15 years of experience in the energy, infrastructure, sustainability, media & entertainment and artificial intelligence sectors. He has been an Executive (whole time) Board Director and Chief Strategy Officer at India’s largest conglomerates; besides being a Management Consultant with Accenture and KPMG. He has also authored six books; is a columnist with the Economic Times, the London School of Economics etc; has delivered lectures at various institutes; and has presented papers in more than 10 countries, winning a number of national recognitions.Sidharth Balakrishna
Lonava Tahreen is the Product Manager at CaliforniaCarbon.info. She holds an MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from University College London. Her role involves analysis of the allowance and the offset market, content delivery, client engagement and management of the product.
She has earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology from Visveswaraya Technological University, India and has previously worked in research organisations including the Indian Council of Social Science Research and Non-Profits focusing on women empowerment and education. Lonava could be found pursuing her ardent love for animals with rescue groups and shelters, teaming up with fellow musicians for a recital or otherwise up a hill hiking or under the sea diving whenever free.Lonava Tahreen
Anant Jain is a Carbon Market Analyst at CaliforniaCarbon.info. 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 on the National Stock Exchange, during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in India.
He enjoys travelling, trekking and playing music on his guitar.Anant Jain