Renewable Energy, Clean Tech and International Carbon Markets: What Lies Ahead and How to Take Advantage of Opportunities
Jeffrey M. Karp was the featured speaker at a ZAG/S&W seminar, "Renewable Energy, Clean Tech and International Carbon Markets: What Lies Ahead and How to Take Advantage of Opportunities," on July 16, 2009 at the offices of Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Ady Kaplan & Co. in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The impending enactment of U.S. legislation regulating greenhouse gas emissions, together with existing U.S. and international cap-and-trade systems, is expected to provide a variety of new business opportunities for Israeli clean technology and renewable energy companies, and investors. This timely workshop focused on those emerging opportunities in the U.S. and globally. The workshop also addressed the potential impact on utilities and other business sectors arising from potential changes to Israel’s rights and obligations as a developing country under the Kyoto Protocol after 2012.
- Provided an update on climate and energy-related legislation currently pending before the U.S. Congress
- Discussed how Israeli companies can benefit from new opportunities that may arise from U.S. government-mandated cap-and-trade systems and national electricity standards
- Examined potential opportunities of Israeli companies to obtain project funding and license their technologies internationally and in U.S. markets
- Explored the implications for affected business sectors as Israel’s current status as a developing country under the Kyoto Protocol evolves