Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:18 on December 19, 2023  / Carbon Pulse /  Americas, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, International, Mexico, Nature-based, Other Content, Paris Article 6, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary

**FREE READ** - Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

Dan McGraw, who previously served as the senior market strategist at information and analytics firm ICIS, joins Carbon Pulse this week as Head of Americas.

In this newly-created role, McGraw will manage the company’s coverage of carbon markets, greenhouse gas (GHG) pricing, and climate change policy across North and South America.

Based in Houston, McGraw will also oversee Carbon Pulse’s expanded coverage of Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) markets, while providing spot analysis on market-moving events in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) markets.

“Few people, if anyone, know North America’s carbon markets better than Dan,” said Mike Szabo, director and co-founder of Carbon Pulse. “He’s an invaluable addition to the Carbon Pulse team and will help give our subscribers the news and insight they need to maintain a competitive advantage in this ever-evolving landscape.”

McGraw spent the past five years covering the California-Quebec WCI and RGGI carbon markets at ICIS, where he reported on and analysed the potential ramifications of numerous changes to those schemes.

McGraw said this new opportunity with Carbon Pulse will enable him to expand on his previous role while still focussing on North America’s two cap-and-trade programmes.

“I’m excited about this opportunity as it will allow me to both learn about other environmental markets and still provide critical information about the North American carbon markets,” McGraw said.

“My goal is to continue to provide additional clarity and knowledge about these environmental markets.”

McGraw is the third carbon market analyst to leave ICIS since May, with lead US carbon analyst Jackie Cooley and Germany-based EU analyst Vincent Ehrmann both departing to pursue other opportunities.

McGraw joins Carbon Pulse’s Chicago-based correspondent Matt Lithgow, who has been covering carbon, RPS, and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) markets for the company since February.

Carbon Pulse also earlier this year hired New Zealand-based veteran carbon market reporter Katie Kouchakji as a freelancer covering Asia Pacific and international carbon markets and climate policy.