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Senate Proposal for Clean Energy Bank Needs Significant Improvement to Protect Taxpayers, Science Group Says
WASHINGTON (May 24, 2011)—A proposal by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) for a federal clean energy financing bank would expose U.S. taxpayers to excessive risk, eliminate proper congressional oversight, and fail to guard against undue industry and Wall Street influence, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The proposal, called the “Clean Energy Financing Act of 2011,” is one of several bills slated to be marked up on Thursday, May 26, by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Sen. Bingaman’s legislation is similar to language included in a bill passed in 2009 by the same committee as part of the American Clean Energy Leadership Act. The proposed bank, the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), would offer a range of federally backed financing options—including direct loans, letters of credit, and loan guarantees—for energy production, transmission and storage projects, and other technologies that would reduce global warming emissions and energy consumption. Renewable energy technologies, nuclear reactors, and coal carbon capture and storage projects all would qualify for assistance. “A properly designed federal clean energy bank could help reduce financial risks associated with deploying innovative clean energy technologies, but a new loan guarantee program should not be used to provide unlimited financial support for mature, high-risk technologies with multibillion dollar price tags,” said Ellen Vancko, manager of UCS’s nuclear energy and climate change project.
Performance Bicycle® (www.performancebike.com), the nation’s largest specialty bicycle retailer, has become the first business in the world to use Ecko Cards, an environmentally sustainable alternative to the petroleum-based card products typically used by merchandisers for gift cards. The cards were brought to market by xpedx, the largest U.S. distributor of printing papers, in tandem with PBM Graphics, the world’s largest paper card producer. The Performance Bicycle Ecko Cards are produced with green manufacturing processes and made of a high-quality, innovative paper stock. The Ecko Card is FSC-certified, 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable, but still presents the smooth and rigid characteristics and scanning functionality of petroleum-based cards. “As a company dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle, we are thrilled to be the first company in the world to extend this value across more channels of our business by offering customers the convenience of gift cards without the guilt of their environmental impact,” said Jim Thompson, chief executive officer, Performance Bicycle. “With so many used gift cards discarded and never reused each year, this innovative material presents an exciting opportunity to Performance and other businesses to make a positive impact on the environment through our customers and their purchasing habits.”