• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Roman Kramarchuk

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Head – Climate Markets and Policy Analytics

Roman Kramarchuk has been leading efforts to analyze the impacts of the energy transition – driven by policy changes and technology advancements - on the energy sector. With S&P Global Commodity Insights, and before that with Platts and PIRA, Roman launched and continues to develop analytics offerings providing outlooks around global/regional carbon pricing and environmental markets & policies. He had led and contributes to Future Energy Outlooks, advising clients on longer term energy market views (including reference case and low carbon scenarios), with special focus on clean energy technologies (i.e. hydrogen, electric vehicles/alternative transport, renewables, stationary storage, etc.).  Prior to joining PIRA, Roman was at the U.S. EPA, developing key power plant and industrial emissions regulations at the Clean Air Markets Division. With PG&E and before that at PA Consulting / PHB Hagler Bailly, he evaluated strategies regarding power sector fuel choice, capital investments and energy trading. Roman also worked on international projects to develop power markets and regulatory capacity in Ukraine, Armenia and India. At the U.S Federal Reserve Board, Roman analyzed trends in industrial production  He has an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in economics and B.S.E. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania

Sessions With Roman Kramarchuk

Monday, 18 March

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 05:00 pm - 20/mar/2024 05:50 pm

    The IRA: How it changes the U.S. energy system

    Policy & Regulatory

    The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) promises to unleash vast amounts of funding for companies to deploy clean energy, including wind and solar power, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and other technologies in an unprecedented effort to decarbonize the American economy. How has this ambitious legislation changed the U.S. energy system? Will permitting and regulatory delays derail the IRA? What will be the impact of lingering high interest rates? Who are the biggest winners so far? Where has the legislation fallen short of its promises? How durable is the IRA to potential electoral outcomes in 2024?  

  • 05:00pm - 05:30pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 10:00 pm - 20/mar/2024 10:30 pm

    Beyond Silos: The rationale for merging compliance and VCM markets

    Climate & Sustainability

    We continue to see a tale of two carbon markets―compliance markets continue to expand while the voluntary markets are mired in transparency and integrity issues. Failure to progress on Paris Agreement Article 6, international carbon market negotiations, at COP28 has pushed the need to bolster market clarity back to stakeholder initiatives and governments. While voluntary markets remain uncertain, compliance carbon markets continue to expand, with large emitting and fast-growing countries laying groundwork for their implementation. What will be the resulting levels of ambition and how much will these markets interact? Will these markets increasingly incorporate project-based reduction efforts ―the hallmark of the VCM―into their designs? What are the synergies, challenges and opportunities ahead for integrating compliance market dynamics with voluntary market dynamics and fostering a more cohesive and effective approach to carbon mitigation?

Thursday, 21 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 21/mar/2024 05:30 pm - 21/mar/2024 06:00 pm

    Retrofitting End-use Assets for Hydrogen


    Retrofitting end-use assets for hydrogen offers several benefits, both environmental and economic, as part of efforts to transition toward a low-carbon economy. In addition to requiring advancements in technologies, it is also driving investment in the hydrogen value chain. What policies provide incentives for retrofitting? What is the scope of assets that can be retrofitted to hit net-zero targets?