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Saturday, November 09, 2002
Survey of new technology for energy
: "A survey of energy entrepreneurs and investors [was] conducted at the recent EnerTech Forum in Phoenix.. In the near term energy information systems and wind-powered generation will emerge as the two most critical energy technologies in the next five years, with fuel cells and photo-voltaic technologies emerging as as critical technologies, toward the end of the decade. Scott Ungerer, Managing Director of EnerTech Capital, said respondents believed energy information systems, which allow companies to better manage their energy use, would continue to grow" 11:41:10 PM
Renewable Energy Ex-Im Bank Controversy
: "Despite legislation passed in 1989 that requires the Ex-Im Bank to allocate at least five percent of their funds to Renewable Energy industries while providing annual information about their Renewable Energy funding efforts, the GAO found the bank's efforts lacking. Of the US$28 billion the Ex-Im Bank provided in loans and guarantees for energy-related projects from 1990 to 2001, 93 percent was used to finance fossil fuel projects while just three percent went to Renewable Energy projects, according to the GAO report. " Of that US$730m for renewables from 1990-2001, $395m was in two large geothermal projects in 1994 in the Philippines. Ex-Im claims its 2002 record was better, citing loans for exports to Nigeria, Turkey, India, South Africa and St. Lucia. 8:03:07 PM