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									Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options
April 24, 2008 | SAn FrAnciSco, cA

Andy Gordon
Managing Director and Head of West Region and Global Media Investment Banking | Goldman Sachs
Andy is head of the Investment Banking Division’s West Region and is head of Global Media for
TMT Investment Banking. He joined the firm in 1986 in Mortgage Finance in New York after
working as a trainee in Fixed Income Sales in 1984. Andy worked in Mergers & Acquisitions and
Financial Institutions in New York and Los Angeles before joining Investment Banking Services in
1994. He became a partner and co-head of the West Region in 1998. Andy serves on the boards
of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA County Museum of Art. In addition, he serves as
chairman of the board of the Sierra Canyon School. Andy earned a BA from Wesleyan University
in 1986 and a general course degree from the London School of Economics in 1985.

Ray Kopp
Senior Fellow and Director - Climate and Technology Policy Program | Resources for the Future
Ray Kopp is a Senior Fellow and Director of RFF’s Climate and Technology Policy Program. Kopp
holds Ph.D. and MA degrees in economics and an undergraduate degree in finance. He has been
a member of the RFF research staff since 1977 and has held a variety of management positions
within the institution. Kopp’s interest in environmental policy began in the late 1970s, when
he developed techniques to measure the effect of pollution control regulations on the economic
efficiency of steam electric power generation. He then led the first examination of the cost of
major U.S. environmental regulations in a full, general equilibrium, dynamic context by using an
approach that is now widely accepted as state-of-the-art in cost-benefit analysis. During his career
Kopp has specialized in the analysis of environmental and natural resource issues with a focus on
Federal regulatory activity. He is an expert in techniques of assigning value to environmental and
natural resources that do not have market prices, which is fundamental to cost-benefit analysis
and the assessment of damages to natural resources. Kopp’s current research interests focus on
the design of domestic and international polices to combat climate change. He holds a Ph.D.
in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a master’s degree in
economics from the University of Akron.

Ken Newcombe
Managing Director, U.S. Carbon Emissions Desk | Goldman Sachs
Ken Newcombe is a Managing Director in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities
Division, where he is responsible for carbon origination and sales in the U.S. and Latin
America. In 2006-2007, Ken was Head of Origination and Vice Chairman of Climate Change
Capital, the largest private sector carbon fund. At Climate Change Capital, Ken oversaw
investments in offset projects for more than $1 billion and co-managed a team of 55 carbon
specialists. Prior to Climate Change Capital, Ken managed the Carbon Finance Unit of
the World Bank where he launched eight carbon funds and oversaw close to $1 billion
in investments in carbon offset projects. At the World Bank, Ken held a number of other positions,
including manager for the Global Environment Facility and Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund
investment operations. In the late 1970s and early 80s, Ken established the energy planning
administration in Papua New Guinea and managed its electric power utility. Ken has a doctorate
in energy and natural resource management from the Australian National University.
Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options
April 24, 2008 | SAn FrAnciSco, cA

Billy Pizer
Senior Fellow and Research Director | Resources for the Future
Billy Pizer is a Senior Fellow and Research Director at Resources for the Future, where his research
looks at how the design of environmental policy affects costs and environmental effectiveness, often
related to global climate change. His research has examined the aggregate level and distribution of
regulatory costs, the effect of uncertainty on policy outcomes, the choice among various market-
based policies, the role of voluntary programs, impacts on competitiveness, the importance of
technological change, and the valuation of environmental benefits over long time horizons. Pizer
was a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report,
chaired the DOE review of its Integrated Assessment Research Program, and currently serves on
both the EPA Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and the DOE Climate Change Science
Program Product Development Advisory Committee. Since August 2002, Pizer has worked part-
time as a Senior Economist at the National Commission on Energy Policy. During 2001-2002, he
served as a Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers where he worked on
environment and climate change issues. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center
for Environmental Science and Policy during 2000-2001, and taught part-time at Johns Hopkins
University during 1997-1999. His work has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics,
Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, as well as other
scholarly journals and books. In 2006 he won, with Richard Newell, the Petry Prize for their work
on discounting.

Phil Sharp
President | Resources for the Future
Phil Sharp became president of Resources for the Future on September 1, 2005. His career in public
service includes ten terms (1975-1995) as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Indiana, and seven years on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
University, where he also was director of the Institute of Politics. Sharp is congressional chair of the
National Commission on Energy Policy, a panel established by the Hewlett Foundation and other
major foundations to make energy policy recommendations to the federal government. During his
20-year congressional tenure, Sharp took key leadership roles in the development of such landmark
legislation as the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, a critical
part of which provided for a market-based emissions allowance trading system. Sharp served on the
House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he chaired the Energy and Power Subcommittees.
He also was a member of the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee. Sharp serves on the
boards of directors of Duke Energy Corporation and the Energy Foundation. He is a member of
the Cummins Science and Technology Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of the Institute
of Nuclear Power Operations and on the External Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology Energy Initiative. He chaired advisory committees for recent MIT studies on the
future of nuclear power and the future of coal. Previously, he served on the board of directors of
the Electric Power Research Institute and was a member of the National Academy of Science’s
Board of Energy and Environmental Systems. Sharp graduated from Georgetown University’s
School of Foreign Service, studied at Oxford University, and received his Ph.D. in government from
Georgetown University in 1974.
Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options
April 24, 2008 | SAn FrAnciSco, cA

Gene Sykes
Managing Director, Co-Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions and Chairman of Global Technology,
Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking | Goldman Sachs
Gene is co-chair of the firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions business and chairman of Global
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking. He joined the Mergers &
Acquisitions Department in New York in 1984 and moved to Los Angeles in 1987. He became
a partner in 1992 and was named managing director in 1996. Gene is the chair of the Board of
Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association and chairman of The California Chapter
of The Nature Conservancy. He is a member of the board of the California Governor’s Council
on Physical Fitness and Sports and chairman of the Advisory Council of the Stanford University
Graduate School of Business. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of St. Matthews Parish
Schools and the Board of Advisors of Common Sense Media. Gene earned an MBA from Stanford
in 1984 and an AB from Harvard in 1980.

Mark Tercek
Managing Director and Head of the Center for Environmental Markets | Goldman Sachs
Mark is head of the Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets. He also oversees leadership
development programs for the firm’s managing directors as the co-head of Pine Street. Mark joined
Goldman Sachs in 1984 and was named partner in 1996. Mark previously headed the Consumer/
Healthcare, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Departments. In earlier
assignments, he headed the worldwide transportation group, co-headed the Corporate Finance
Department in Tokyo, and was one of the senior bankers who led the firm’s early investment
banking initiatives in Asia. Mark is the president of the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve
Academy and a trustee of Business for Social Responsibility and Literacy Partners. Mark is a
member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its independent task force on climate
change. He is also an adjunct professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of
Business. Mark earned an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard in 1984 and a BA, with honors,
from Williams College in 1979.

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