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Develops and finances "clean'' energyprojects in emerging markets

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., Tue, Mar 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Commonwealth Energy Partners LLC (CEP), Alexandria, VA, a developer and financer of "clean energy" projects in emerging markets, has been approved as a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), according to the USUBC Executive Committee who announced CEP's membership today, on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations. 
CEP was established in November of 2007 to develop and finance power projects in emerging markets. CEP is focused on developing “clean” energy projects in which the new power plant replaces or offsets green house gas emissions from older inefficient plants. 

The CEP company is committed to the goal of global CO2 stabilization by utilizing efficient commercially available technologies (natural gas fired turbines, hydro, or wind turbines) for its projects.  

CEP is well positioned to promote these solutions as well as identify viable projects through its network of local partners in emerging markets. Central and Eastern Europe (Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belorussia) is a major focus area for CEP. 

The principals in CEP, Mr. Dale Barone, President, and Mr. Thomas Fergus, CEO, have over 35 years of experience working in emerging markets as a result of technical assistance programs they have implemented on behalf of the U.S. government under the banner of Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP), http://www.ctp-inc.com, headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

They have worked in Ukraine for over fifteen years providing training in non-proliferation and trade security. Dale, Tom and their colleagues have been active in USUBC meetings for some time.  CEP President Dale Barone will serve on the USUBC board of directors.  He can be contacted at:
dbarone (at) cep-llc.com.

"USUBC is very pleased to have Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP) as a new member" said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). "If you need additional information about CEP please contact us."

"USUBC has increased its membership four times over the past 27 months and now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its members such as DRS Technologies, Inc. with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to Iryna Teluk, USUBC membership director. "We are pleased to be able to expand our working relationship with CEP."

The latest group of new USUBC members has included: 3M Ukraine; AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines; AGCO Corporation; Aitken Berlin LLP/ASIA; AnaCom, Inc; Asters law firm; CEC Government Relations; ContourGlobal Ukraine; Defense Technology, Inc.; Doheny Global Group; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd.; Edelman; Foyil Securities; IBM Ukraine; KPMG Ukraine; Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF); and Mars Ukraine.

Additional new members include: Microsoft; Pratt & Whitney - Paton; R & J Trading International; RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group); SE Raelin/Cajo , Inc.; SoftServe, Inc.; Solid Team LLC; The Washington Group(TWG); Ukraine International Airlines (UIA); Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm; Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche); Zurich Surety, Credit, & Political Risk; and Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP).  


Over One-Hundred Members, March, 2009
Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 

1.  3M Ukraine
2.  AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
3.  AES Corporation
4.  AGCO Corporation
5.  Air Tractor, Inc.
6.  Aitken-Berlin, LLP/ASIA
7.  ALICO/AIG Ukraine
8.  American Continental Group
9.  American Councils for International Education
10.  AnaCom, Inc.

11.  The Anemone Group
12.  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
13.  Asters law firm
14.  Atlantic Group
15.  Baker & McKenzie law firm
16.  The Boeing Company
17.  Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm
18.  Bunge North America
19.  Cargill
20.  Case New Holland

21.  CEC Government Relations
22.  Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm
23.  Cisco Systems, Inc.
24.  The Coca-Cola Company
25.  Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP)
26.  ContourGlobal Ukraine
27.  Crumpton Group
28.  Deere & Company
29.  Defense Technology, Inc. (DTI)
30.  DHL International Ukraine

31.  Dipol Chemical International Inc.
32. DLA Piper LLC law firm
33. Doheny Global Group
34. DRS Technologies, Inc.
35. Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd.
36. ECdata, Inc.
37. Edelman
38. EPAM Systems
39. Ernst & Young
40. The Eurasia Foundation

41. First International Resources
42. Foyil Securities
43. General Dynamics
44. Halliburton
45. Heller & Rosenblatt law firm
46. Holtec International
47. Horizon Capital Advisors,
           LLC-Emerging Europe Growth Fund
48. IBM Ukraine
50. Intercontinental Commerce Corporation (ICC)

51. International Services Corporation (ISC)
52. International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
53. Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson
            International Center for Scholars
54.  KPMG - Ukraine
55.  Kraft Foods Ukraina
56.  Kyiv Atlantic Group of Companies
57.  Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF) 
58.  Magisters law firm
59.  Marks, Sokolov & Burd, LLC law firm
60.  Mars Ukraine

61.  MaxWell USA
62.  Microsoft
63.  MJA Asset Management LLC
64.  Nationwide Equipment Company
65.  Northrop Grumman
66.  Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
67.  Open World Leadership Center at the
             U.S. Library of Congress
68.  The PBN Company
69.  Pratt & Whitney - Paton
70.  Procter & Gamble (P&G)

71.  R & J Trading International Inc.
72.  RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group law firm
73.  RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group)
74.  Salans law firm
75.  SE Raelin/Cajo, Inc.
76.  Shell Oil Company
77.  SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
78.  Siguler Guff & Co, LLC
79.  Softline Company
80.  SoftServe, Inc.

81.  Solid Team LLC
82.  Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP law firm
83.  Standard Chartered Bank 
84.  Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
85.  TD International, LLC
86.  The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine
87.  The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
88.  The Washington Group (TWG)
89.  TNK-BP Commerce LLC
90.  U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)

92.  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)
92.  Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)
93.  Ukrainian-American Environmental Association (UAEA)
94.  Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA)
95.  Ukrainian Development Company (UDC)
96.  Umbra, LLC
97   UPS International Ukraine
98.  Vanco Energy Company
99.  Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm
100. Vision TV LLC
101. Westinghouse Electric Company
102.  Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche)
103.  WJ Agricultural Group
104.  Zurich Surety, Credit & Political Risk