Element Markets, LLC, a Houston-based greenhouse gas and renewable energy developer and supplier of environmental credits, has won the award for the Best Carbon Markets Trader at the World Finance Carbon Markets Awards 2011. The awards recognize leading carbon trading and other carbon-focused firms in various categories. The Best Carbon Markets Trader category was divided into nine regions across the globe, and Element Markets was selected as the Best Carbon Markets Trader for North America.

“Element Markets is pleased to have been named the Best Carbon Markets Trader for North America. Given our experience in the North American markets and our strong client base in California, where the new greenhouse gas regime is emerging (AB32), we are well positioned to expand our services in the greenhouse gas business. This will also create additional investment opportunities for our company in greenhouse gas reduction and biomethane projects.” says Angela Schwarz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Element Markets.

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