Global Change Associates and CommodityPoint Partner to Research Emissions Trading & Monitoring Software Markets

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CommodityPoint (A division of UtiliPoint International, Inc.) is partnering with Global Change Associates to undertake a multi-client research project and to produce a study report around emissions trading & monitoring software. With many global warming initiatives underway, there is now a need to measure and monitor greenhouse gas emissions and manage that financial risk.

The time to track, monitor and trade greenhouse gas and other emissions has created an opportunity for software vendors. Global Change Associates, a leading environmental finance consultancy has partnered with CommodityPoint to conduct the first. Global Change Associates Chairman Peter C. Fusaro has been a pioneer in environmental financial market development. CommodityPoint analysts bring unique analytical capabilities to this project.

"The emerging greenhouse gas market is now ripe for software solutions on an enterprise level. Today, the environmental software space is quite small. It is estimated at $100 million with many small companies developing and extending their domain expertise into this area and beyond energy company applications (energy companies have had to comply with environmental laws in many jurisdictions for over a decade),"said Mr. Peter C. Fusaro of Global Change Associates Inc."The need to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions data is becoming a new area of business development for software companies especially with impending federal greenhouse gas laws in the US."

"Green trading has now become established and various 'green' commodities are now actively traded by a variety of participants including carbon, SOx and Nox as well as RECs (Renewable Energy Credits). Investor interest in trading these commodities is at an all time high. Consequently there is a growing demand for software products that will support these trading and risk management activities as well as in those software products that monitor and help manage emissions." Said Dr. Gary M. Vasey of CommodityPoint. " Indeed, as forecast in our book "Trends in Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Software - a Primer" (Booksurge, 2006), these two software categories are morphing as the two software markets collide."

The new study will:

  • Identify green trading including Green House Gas Emissions and monitoring software offerings available in the market.
  • Review those solutions in terms of their functionality, architecture, maturity and evolution.
  • Determine the industry's views on what is required from such software solutions and,
  • Benchmark end user perceptions around these software solutions.

The two companies are now actively seeking study sponsors and a prospectus is available on request from either Dr. Vasey (gvasey(at)utilipoint.com) or Mr. Fusaro (peterfusaro(at)global-change.com).

About Global Change Associates
Global Change Associates was founded in 1991 by Peter C. Fusaro to focus on the convergence of energy and environmental financial markets. Peter is a recognized "thought leader" on energy and environmental markets, and he provides advisory to many companies on dealing with the impacts of climate change, clean technology and renewable energy for his clients. GCA's focus is on recognizing opportunities in both sustainable energy and environmental projects for financial services companies such as hedge funds and investment banks and for venture capital in cleantech and renewable energy. Peter published the first studies on green trading markets, energy hedge funds, Enron and energy e-commerce. He holds the 8th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit in New York on April 1 and 2nd (http://www.wsgts.com) His intellectual curiosity and market intelligence is second to none due to his extensive global network of energy and environmental industry experts. http://www.global-change.com

About CommodityPoint
CommodityPoint is a division of leading energy and utilities analyst and consulting firm, UtiliPoint International, Inc. CommodityPoint provides Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) research, analysis and consulting services. Our services bring insight into business issues, trends, processes and technology, to energy companies, utilities, banks, brokers, funds, investors and vendors, enhancing their competitive position and supporting critical business decisions. CommodityPoint has been formed to bring focus and clarity to the broad array of issues surrounding the wholesale trading of commodities. Our team provides expert analysis of market trends and, in particular, the technologies and applications supporting those that participate in regional or global commodity markets. Our principal analysts, Dr. Gary Vasey and Patrick Reames, bring years of practical experience to their roles. With offices in Europe and the US, and backed by an experienced research team, our organization provides an unparalleled view of the marketplace. http://www.commodity-point.com

About UtiliPoint® International, Inc.
UtiliPoint is a leader in providing analysis and consulting services to the energy and utility industry. Our 76-year history and over 500 clients worldwide have led us to currently operate as an energy and utility consulting and issues analysis firm. Our staff is comprised of leading utility and energy experts with diverse backgrounds in utility generation, transmission & distribution, retail markets, mergers and acquisitions, new technologies, venture capital, information technology, outsourcing, renewable energy, regulatory affairs, and international issues. http://www.utilipoint.com

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