RE&EE Exporter Update February 2015

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February 2015

U.S.-Japan Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable Enters Third Year

Following up on the success of this event in 2012 and 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has organized the next U.S.-Japan Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable on February 23 in Tokyo, to coincide with World Smart Energy Week (Jan. 25-27). Up to 25 qualified U.S. companies can attend the Roundtable, an opportunity to meet with senior level Japanese officials and representatives of Japanese companies to learn about and exchange views on market developments.  The deadline to apply is February 6, 2015.

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Also in this issue...

What's Happening?

Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions, February 9-11, 2015: Silicon Valley, CA

Webinar: Opportunities in Africa's Power Sector, February 10, 2015: online 11 am EST/10 am CST/8 am PST, registration fee $20

USTDA India Smart Grid WorkshopMarch 2, 2015: Bangalore, India

"RE3" App

As featured in last month's newsletter: The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy are collaborating to develop an interactive mobile app that will promote U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency companies and the innovative solutions they are implementing around the world. Companies who would like to participate in the beta version are requested to fill out an online survey by February 20, 2015. Please email to request the link to the survey.

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What's New?

President Obama highlights USTDA's Commitment to Renewable Energy in India (January 26, 2015)

IFC, OPIC, Canada Provide $62.7 Million for Jamaica's Largest Private Sector Wind Farm (January 26, 2015)

Africa-Focused Renewable Energy Initiative Reaches Full Commitment  of Initial $20 Million Investment (January 12, 2015)

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Market Research

China Biofuels Report (USDA, 1/2015) 

Dutch Wood Pellets Sustainability Criteria (USDA, 1/2015) 

UK Wood Pellet Market (USDA, 1/2015)

Developments in the Global Trade in Wood Pellets (ITC, 1/2015)

Trade Leads

Dominican Republic: Smart Grid Upgrades (USTDA) Deadline: February 16

Opportunities for U.S. Solar EPC Companies in Saudi Arabia - for details, contact: Mai AbuDabat, U.S. Commercial Service, Jeddah


Odds & Ends

U.S. Solar Manufacturing Making a Rebound (U.S. Department of Energy, 1/2015)

Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014 (IRENA, 1/2015)

Workshop Materials from COP20 in Lima, Peru (IEA, 12/2014) 

Reference Guides

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Guide 
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Trade Finance Guide 
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