CFTC Energy Markets Advisory Committee

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CFTC Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee
Founded 2008
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Web site www.cftc.gov

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, formerly the CFTC Energy Markets Advisory Committee, was created in 2008 to provide a public forum to examine emerging issues related to the energy and environmental futures markets and the CFTC's role in these markets under the Commodity Exchange Act. [1]

Purpose

The advisory committee's objectives and scope of activities are to conduct public meetings, submit reports and recommendations to the Commission, and otherwise serve as a vehicle for discussion and communication on matters of concern to exchanges, firms, end users and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission.[2]

Current Members

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton chairs the Committee.

Members include the following industry professionals, representatives of futures exchanges and market participants: [3]

In addition, the CFTC has invited officials from the Congressional Research Service, the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to participate as official observers.

News

On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, the CFTC held the second meeting of its Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee [4] at the CFTC's New York Regional Office in New York. The Committee focused on recent CFTC hearings on position limits and hedge exemptions, regulatory reform and legislative proposals and carbon and other emissions trading markets. [5]

References

  1. General Press Releases. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  2. Committee Charter. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  3. Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  4. General Press Releases. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  5. Opening Statement of Chairman Gary Gensler. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.