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Wal-Mart, Environmental Power Corporation, EPV Solar, 3C Group, and NativeEnergy Join Clean Energy Industry Coalition

(PresseBox) (Washington, ) The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) welcomed five new members to its ranks this quarter – including Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, Environmental Power Corporation, EPV Solar, 3C Group and NativeEnergy – to join in its state, federal and international work on climate change and clean energy issues.

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is a broadbased industry coalition of energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy and electric utility interests that advocates energy and environmental policies that expand markets for clean, efficient and sustainable energy products and services. The Council’s coalition includes power developers, equipment manufacturers, independent generators, green power marketers, gas and electric utilities, and retailers, as well as several of the primary trade associations in these sectors.

“At this critical time, individual and collective corporate leadership on climate change and clean energy issues sends strong signals for a lowcarbon economy and sets the energy agenda for the 21st century,” said Lisa Jacobson, BCSE’s Executive Director. “I am delighted that Wal-Mart, Environmental Power Corporation, EPV Solar, 3C Group and NativeEnergy are committed to these issues and join the growing BCSE membership.”

“The United States is about to make some important steps in climate protection, and BCSE is taking on a leadership role to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of a carbonconscious legislative framework,” said Dr. Sascha Lafeld, Managing Director of 3C Group, a leading carbon asset manager in Europe with a new office in Washington, DC. “We are excited to become a part of BCSE and look forward to participating actively in developing high standard quality assurance systems for the voluntary offset market as well as a national capandtrade scheme in the future.”

BCSE and its members are actively preparing to host the Council’s Fall 2007 Conference, “Climate Change is Energy Policy: Opportunities to Reduce Emissions and Accelerate Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency,” which will be held in San Francisco on October 10-11, 2007.

The BCSE conference occurs at a critical junction as California pursues leading edge initiatives for climate change regulation. Notable conference speakers include representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission, CalEPA, Sempra Energy, California Market Advisory Committee, PG&E Corporation, California Climate Action Registry, Western Climate Initiative, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Office of Climate Change, Econergy, Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), EcoSecurities, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Instituto Nacional de Ecologia de Mexico, Trane Environmental Policy Council, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, First Environment Inc., and Solar Turbines/A Caterpillar Company, among others.

The full list of BCSE members along with more information on the Council’s Fall Conference and other activities can be found at

More About BCSE’s New Members:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States. The Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. The company's securities are BCSE Release: Five Companies Join Clean Energy Industry Coalition p.2 listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT. More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting Online merchandise sales are available at

Environmental Power Corporation (Portsmouth, NH). Environmental Power Corporation is a developer, owner and operator of clean energy production facilities – with a focus on agricultural waste to energy projects. These facilities produce renewable natural gas, electricity or thermal energy using biogas produced in anaerobic digesters while reducing methane emissions from livestock operations. Additional information is available at

EPV Solar (Robbinsville, NJ). Energy Photovoltaics, Inc. (EPV) is a leading solar technology company that designs and manufactures thinfilm photovoltaic modules. Located near Princeton, New Jersey, EPV uses proprietary manufacturing equipment to produce amorphous silicon thinfilm solar modules, which generate more electricity per unit of installed capacity than do crystalline silicon modules. Additional information is available at

NativeEnergy (Charlotte, VT). NativeEnergy is a Native American majorityowned renewable energy and greenhouse gas offset marketing company that has been successfully supporting new renewable energy development since 2001.

NativeEnergy offers businesses and individuals an innovative means to compensate for their global warming pollution, or to effectively power their homes and businesses with renewable energy, by providing CO2 offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs) from wind, solar, farm methane and other renewable energy projects, with an emphasis on projects that support the sustainable economic development of Native American tribes and American family farms and communities. Additional information is available at

First Climate Markets AG

As one of the leading Carbon Asset Management firms in Europe, 3C originates and procures carbon credits from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects around the world. The Group is involved in the entire value chain, from the development of climate protection projects to the issuance and commercialization of certificates. 3C Markets AG provides consulting services regarding emissions trading and hedging strategies, especially within the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The Carbon Investment Advisory of 3C Consulting GmbH bridges the gap between the carbon and the financial markets and offers comprehensive expertise and risk management strategies for carbon fund managers. Furthermore, 3C is among the world’s leaders for carbon offset services. Additional information is available at