RE&EE Exporter Update April 2014

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporters' Update


April 2014  •  Volume 4: Issue 4


Featured Event

US Africa Energy Ministerial

U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial

June 3-4, 2014- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the United States will co-host the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (AEM), which will focus on the theme of “Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Growth in Africa” and provide a forum for major announcements and commitments that support energy development throughout Africa.


Trade Missions

Opportunities in the Caribbean Region: Trade Mission and Business Development Conference
June 8-12, 2014 - Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago 

Following a half-day conference, hold  matchmaking appointments with Dominican companies in the Dominican Republic, and then visit one of the other markets for additional one-on-one business appointments.  The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in the Caribbean, but prospects for energy equipment exist in most of the markets.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.


Online Events

Webinar Series: "Selling Energy Efficiency Products and Services in China"

April 8, April 30, and June 4, 2014- The U.S. Department of Commerce (U.S. Commercial Service), the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance, and the U.S.-China Cleantech Center present this webinar series designed to provide a step-by-step introduction to China's energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms.


Domestic and International Events

Geothermal International Forum

April 22, 2014 - Washington DC

Supported by multiple U.S. agencies, the program will showcase geothermal projects, trends, and governmental policies in the U.S. and around the world.

Business Forum: Discover Global Markets in Africa, Middle East, and India
May 1-2, 2014 -  San Antonio, TX

Learn from U.S. Commercial diplomats and private sector experts about emerging markets and export opportunities in Africa, Middle East, & India, including in the renewable energy sector. Gain access to new export markets and obtain resources to increase international sales.


June 3-5, 2014 - Cologne, Germany

Exhibit at the U.S. Pavilion to minimize your company's costs and maximize the value of your participation at this premier event. Two options are available.



USTDA Launches Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program

U.S. Trade and Development Agency joined the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the U.S. Department of State to officially launch the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program (ACEP). As part of ACEP, OPIC personnel will co-locate with USTDA's regional office at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok to facilitate investment in – and U.S. exports for – energy projects in the region.


USTDA Launches Trade Talk Series with Smart Grid Forum

On February 28, 2014, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted "Trade Talk: Smart Grid," the first in a series of sector-specific Trade Talks at USTDA's headquarters in Arlington, VA.  Over 150 participants attended in person or via webinar to learn more about USTDA's efforts to support grid modernization efforts in developing and middle-income countries. Click here for an official summary [PDF] of the event outcomes and industry recommendations.


USTDA Concludes High-Level Engagement at U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 

USTDA is continuing to strengthen its relationship with India's vital energy sector through the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue in New Delhi. This event highlighted the importance of the successful U.S.-India Energy Program as a key driver of USTDA's collaboration with the Indian government and private sectors.


Ex-Im Bank Signs $1 Billion MOU with Philippine Department of Energy

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the Department of Energy (DOE) of the Republic of the Philippines, signed a $1 billion agreement which targets renewable-energy and LNG projects in the hopes of upgrading and expanding the Philippine energy supply in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda.


Ex-Im Bank-backed Project Wins Latin American Wind Deal of the Year 2013

The Inversiones Eolicas de Orosi Dos S.A. (Orosi) Wind Project, a 50-megawatt wind farm in Costa Rica received the Latin American Wind Deal of the Year 2013 from Project Finance Magazine. The authorization will support approximately 200 U.S. jobs, according to Bank estimates derived from Departments of Commerce and Labor data and methodology.


OPIC Approves Commitment to Negev Solar Power Plant

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) today approved a $250 million loan to Negev Energy-Ashalim Thermo-Solar, Ltd. to support construction of a 110-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Israel’s Negev Desert.

News Archives

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative


Federal Register Request for Comments on an Environmental Goods Agreement -

On March 21, 2014, the United States Trade Representative notified Congress of the Administration's intention to enter into negotiations for a World Trade Organization Environmental Goods Agreement. Click here for a copy of the notification. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is seeking public comments regarding U.S. interests and priorities with respect to this initiative. Comments may be provided in writing and orally at a public hearing



Market Research

Renewable Energy Top Markets- (ITA, Feb 2014)

Canada: Energy Sector Overview- PDF (ITA, Mar 2014

More Market Research

Trade Leads
Lesotho Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy - African Development Fund

Kenya Transmission Line

Integrated Street Solar Lighting Panels in Egypt

More Trade Leads



Reference Guides

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Guide
Export Programs Guide
Trade Finance Guide
Protect Your Intellectual Property



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