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Energy (decision 13/17)

The Committee approved a draft decision submitted by the Group of 77, as amended by the representatives of Egypt, the United States of America and Uruguay.

The representative of Egypt placed on record the desire of the sponsors that 50 percent of the funds under the energy sublime should be allocated to the areas mentioned in the decision.

The representative of Uruguay said that he would have preferred the following working for paragraph 1 (b) :

“(b) Support for studies on the environmental aspects and development of new energy technologies, especially the exploitation of oil shells and tar sands and coal liquefaction and gasification, as well as any other type of non-conventional new energy with serious development potential”.