RE&EE Exporters' E-Update (August 2013)

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporters' Update


August 2013  •  Volume 3: Issue 9


Reverse Trade Mission: Southern Africa Solar 

September, 2013 - Washington, DC; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA

The USTDA is sponsoring the second of two Reverse Trade Missions (RTM) to foster U.S.-Southern African partnerships in the implementation of solar power projects in Southern Africa. The first RTM took place in January of 2013, and the second will take place in September of 2013. It will include delegates representing private sector organizations from Southern Africa. The delegates will meet with U.S. companies and tour solar project sites in Washington, DC; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; and San Francisco, CA.


5th Annual Renewable Energy Technology & Exhibition

September 09-11, 2013 - Washington, D.C.     

Speakers at RETECH provide their insights into new products, strategies, and technologies covering all renewable energy sectors.  Through the International Buyer’s Program, the Department of Commerce will bring foreign delegations and Commercial Service specialists from around the world to meet with U.S. companies.  


Renewable Energy India 2013 

September 12-14, 2013 - New Delhi, India

This year’s 7th annual Renewable Energy India, a Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair, will attract industry players and buyers from India’s rapidly growing renewable energy market. Exhibitors include both domestic and international firms.


U.S. Department of Commerce to Showcase U.S. Companies at PowerGen Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil

September 24-26, 2013 - São Paulo, Brazil

Through Trade Fair Certification, the Department of Commerce recognizes the capability and exhibition experience of PennWell Corporation to organize a world class pavilion for U.S. exhibitors to showcase products and services in the hydroelectric power, power generation, and power distribution sectors.  U.S. Commercial staff will be available to assist U.S. firms with their export needs, and to facilitate contacts between U.S. exhibitors and business visitors.


Biofuels Trade Mission to Brazil

September 30 -October 2, 2013 - São Paulo and Recife, Brazil          

The Export Green Trade Mission will be an excellent opportunity for ethanol exporters, marketers, or biofuels technology innovators to network with leading industry professionals and learn more about doing business in Brazil. The application deadline is August 30.


SelectUSA Investment Summit

October 31–November 1, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit will connect investors – both foreign and domestic – with U.S. cities, states, and regions.  The Summit will also help companies more effectively navigate the U.S. business climate, connect with U.S. EDOs in a meaningful way, and ultimately invest in the United States.


Asia Regional Waste-to-Energy and Biomass Reverse Trade Mission

November, 2013 - Washington, D.C.; Seattle, WA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting a regional Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) intended to introduce 15 officials and project developers in the waste-to-energy and related biomass power subsector in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand to relevant industry suppliers, service providers and regulators in the United States. This regional activity will support USTDA's effort as part of the U.S. - ASEAN Connectivity Cooperation Initiative as well as the U.S. - Asia-Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership. 


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U.S.-China Working Group Makes Recommendations on Clean Fuels, Smart Grids, and More

The U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group has submitted a report to the Special Representatives of the United States and China for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, pursuant to the Joint Statement on Climate Change issued by the United States and China on April 13, 2013. [July 2013]


DOE/METI Joint Statement

The Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Toshimitsu Motegi, and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, met on July 24 in Washington, D.C. Both sides expressed their intent to continue strengthening cooperation between DOE and METI, including holding the next Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable in December. [July 2013]


USTDA Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with South Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Zak signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Development Bank of Southern Africa to enhance cooperation on project development in sub-Saharan Africa for priority infrastructure projects including clean energy. [July 2013]


Power Africa

On June 30, the President announced Power Africa, a new initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, including the development of clean geothermal, hydro, wind and solar energy.  Power Africa will help countries develop newly-discovered resources responsibly, build out power generation and transmission, and expand the reach of mini-grid and off-grid solutions. [June 2013]


USAID Holds Tanzania Workshop

Under the new US-Tanzania Utility Partnership — funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and a component of the Power Africa Initiative — the U.S. Energy Association conducted a workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on “Demand Side Management (Energy Efficiency) and Advanced Metering.” [May 2013]


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August 2013 - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) - "Biomass Potential in Africa" (pdf)

The report, Biomass Potential in Africa, compares methodologies, benchmarks results, and identifies key parameters for those assessments as a first step to bring clarity to decision makers about existing information on continent’s considerable bioenergy potential.

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Market Research

"Biofuels in Brazil" Webinar Replay (web) - ITA, July 2013

Philippine Biofuels Situation and Outlook (pdf) - USDA, July 2013

Canada Biofuels Report (pdf) - USDA, June 2013

More Market Research


Trade Leads

Canada Smart Grid (pdf) - July 2013

Kenya - Geothermal Request for Proposals (pdf) - July 2013

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