Asset Management

e7 Awards Scholarship for 2002

The e7 organization has awarded scholarships under its Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program for 2002. One Post-Doctoral scholarship and three Masters scholarships were awarded.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – September 6, 2002 [] The e7 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program was established by e7 to support outstanding students in advanced studies of sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject. The scholarship program is specifically for students from developing countries and economies in transition who plan to undertake studies at the Masters or Post-Doctoral levels. Dr. Guodong Sun of China has been awarded the Post-Doctoral scholarship for 2002. Dr. Sun will undertake his post-doctoral research at the Carnegie Mellon University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His research will focus on the sustainable development of China’s electricity industry. The following are recipients of Masters scholarships: Ofer Ben-Dov of Israel is a Masters student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada. He is researching business strategies for Renewable Energy implementation and is developing a sustainable business model that can be tailored for use in all Middle East countries. Liping Duan of China will undertake a Masters program in Environmental Management at Cornell University, U.S. Her research will be a feasibility study for an eco-industrial park in South Eastern China. Francis Vincent Odeke of Uganda is pursuing a Masters degree in International Development at Clark University, U.S., conducting field research to assess the potential for small-scale decentralized energy generation strategies for rural communities in Uganda. The e7 scholarships are made available for a maximum two-year period. Masters level students receive scholarships of up to US$20,000 per year and Post-Doctoral students receive scholarships of up to US$25,000 per year. The common goal of the e7 companies is “To play an active role in protecting the global environment, and to promote the efficient generation and use of electricity.”