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Center for Energy Efficiency
BASED IN MOSCOW , the Center for Energy Efficiency (CENEf) is a nonprofit independent Russian organization founded in 1992 to promote energy efficiency and environmental protection in Russia. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratories of Battelle Memorial Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, the Social and Ecological Union (in Russia), and Mikhail Berner, president of the Russian Energy Manager's Association, founded the center. Initial sponsorship was provided by the World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. CENEf has been self-sustaining since 1996. As stated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, the center was created to slow the rate of carbon dioxide emission, a key greenhouse gas that causes global warming, and to create new markets for American energy technologies. CENEf was founded with the intention ...