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What Would Federal Climate Policy Mean For The U.S. Chemicals Industry?

As the EPA starts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and states like California institute “cap-and-trade” mechanisms to reduce state emissions, industry is taking notice. What would be the implications of federal climate policies for a complex industry like chemicals manufacturing? What types of provisions are relevant to companies' credit quality? Standard & Poor’s and the World Resources Institute have explored this topic using a scenario-based approach.

Please join us on February 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern time for an interactive, live video Webcast and Q&A to hear the views of S&P and the World Resources Institute on this topic, featuring:

  • Kyle Loughlin, Managing Director & Analytical Manager (Chemicals, Packaging and Environmental Services), Standard & Poor's
  • Kirsty Jenkinson, Director of Markets & Enterprise Program, WRI
  • Shally Venugopal Associate, WRI

Areas of discussion will include:

  • What policy provisions could drive credit impacts under different policy mechanisms?
  • How could impacts differ by subsector and product within the chemicals industry?
  • What is the nature and magnitude of impacts—which types of companies could be most affected?

This webcast is free and open. Click here to register on the S&P website >>

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