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Doug Townsend is a director of Podium Energy, which describes itself as "a facilitator engaged in the roll out of emerging energy technologies globally" and as a "partner" of the Australian PR and lobbying firm, the Markstone Group and Baker Jones Lawyers. A July 2009 media release also lists Townsend as a director of the Markstone Group.
Promoting Brown Coal
Podium Energy appears to have only one client, the Victorian brown coal promoter Environmental Clean Technologies (ECT). In a media release announcing an agreement with a Vietnamese investment company, ECT stated that the deal was "a successful outcome from our partnership program with Podium Energy, who provided the initial introduction and facilitated negotiations." Another ECT media release stated that the June 2009 "Coordination Agreement" between ECT and Tincom "has been brokered with assistance from Podium Energy" and specifically mentioned "Podium Director Doug Townsend".
Articles and resources
- Podium Energy, "About Us", Podium Energy website, accessed June 2010.
- "Adding energy to services", Media Release, July 11, 2009.
- Environmental Clean Technologies, "ECT signs its biggest deal", Media Release, February 27, 2009.
- Environmental Clean Technologies, "Agreement gives go ahead to staged construction of Coldry plant for 100M tonnes", Media Release, June 22, 2009.