FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2002
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
Export Council for Environmental Efficiency
|ATUL ARYA |
Chief Operating Officer
Solar Energy Industries Association
|KARL GAWELL |
Geothermal Energy Association
Executive Vice President
|ROBERT LEWIS |
GE Capital Structured Finance
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.
American Wind Energy Association
|JUDY SIEGEL |
Energy and Security Group
|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.