What Would Federal Climate Policy Mean For The U.S. Chemicals Industry?
February 15, 2011•10am EST
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?