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Thursday, August 22, 2002
RETScreen International: Canadian organization offering free software & data: "a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. The software can be used world-wide to evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse gas emission reductions for various types of renewable energy technologies. The software also includes product, cost and weather databases" 5:27:37 PM
Links into renewables for development:
Honda fuel cell car certified
: "The Honda FCX
has become the first fuel cell vehicle in the world to receive government certification.. Honda will start a lease program for a limited number of FCXs in the U.S and Japan by the end of this year. " The range is 220 miles on a tank of hydrogen. 10:24:44 AM
Opening doors to fuel cells commercialisation
: "Global fuel cell energy generating capacity will increase to near 16,000 megawatts (MW) by 2012 from a mere 45 MW in 2002, according to Allied Business Intelligence" 10:15:40 AM
Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association
: Started by the SETC UNDP/GEF Project, CREIA
"aims to raise awareness of renewable energy investment opportunities, to provide a business network for professionals in the renewable energy industry, and to provide key policy advice to the Government." As of August 2002, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory retained the services of CREIA to provide in-country assistance to U.S. renewable energy companies in developing business, expanding markets, forming business partnerships, coordinating with international and domestic programs, understanding policies and regulatory climate, and promoting products and services in China. U.S. companies that are interested can receive basic services from CREIA including factsheets on various programs and policies, contacts and introductions to the government or program officers in charge of various projects, and linkages with Chinese companies. On an as-needed basis and as time permits, CREIA will provide more specialized support. Please contact Toni Lin at email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 9:35:31 AM