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EX-IM BANK ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF 2002 RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2002

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Linda Formella (202) 565-3200

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today held the first meeting of its 2002 Renewable Energy Exports Advisory Committee at Ex-Im Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C. In accord with President Bush's National Energy Policy, the advisory committee will provide Ex-Im Bank's Board of Directors with expert guidance on increasing support for U.S. exports of market-ready, renewable energy products and technologies that generate efficient energy and preserve a clean environment.

Members of the Renewable Energy Exports Advisory Committee represent U.S. renewable energy technology firms, related trade associations, financial institutions, academia and the non-governmental organization community. The chairman is former Deputy Secretary of Energy W. Henson Moore, who also served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District from 1975 to 1987. Moore is currently president and chief executive officer of the American Forest and Paper Association. Members are:

THE HONORABLE W. HENSON MOORE
CHAIR- former U.S. Secretary of Energy
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Forest and Paper Association
Washington, D.C.
LAURA GUBISCH
Executive Director
Export Council for Environmental Efficiency
Washington, D.C.
ATUL ARYA
Chief Operating Officer
BP Solar
Linthicum, Md.
GLENN HAMER
Executive Director
Solar Energy Industries Association
Washington, D.C.
KARL GAWELL
Executive Director
Geothermal Energy Association
Washington, D.C.
ANDREW KRUSE
Executive Vice President
SouthWest Windpower
Flagstaff, Ariz.
ROBERT LEWIS
President
GE Capital Structured Finance
Stamford, Conn.
DEBBY STONE
Director, Trade Promotion
U.S. Hydropower Council for International Development Washington, D.C.
THE HONORABLE CLAUDINE SCHNEIDER
former Congresswoman, Rhode Island, 2nd District Senior Vice President Econergy International Corp. Boulder, Colo.
RANDY SWISHER
President
American Wind Energy Association
Washington, D.C.
JUDY SIEGEL
President
Energy and Security Group
Arlington, Va.
DR. ROBERT WILLIAMS
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Energy and Environment Studies Princeton University Princeton, N.J.

Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to developing markets, by providing loans, guarantees and export credit insurance. In fiscal year 2001, Ex-Im Bank support $12.5 billion of U.S. exports worldwide, and approximately $400 million of U.S. exports of environmentally beneficial goods and services.