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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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