Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update - March 2013

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exporter's Update

March 5, 2013  •  Volume 3: Issue 4


Webinar: Exporting to Japan

March 5, 2013 9am-10am EST -- Japan remains a critical market for U.S. goods and offers major opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. Continue to learn about this important market through this webinar hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service. The fee to participate is $35.

Webinar: Infrastructure Trade Mission to Brazil, Colombia, Panama
March 7, 2013 1pm-2pm EST -- Learn more about the Infrastructure Trade Mission to Brazil, Colombia, and Panama in May, 2013. Topics that will be discussed are economic conditions, specific infrastructure, and how to apply for the mission. There is a $15 fee for attending the webinar.

International Geothermal Energy Finance
April 11, 2013 in New York, NY -- The International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum brings together industry members and finance experts, including the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a discussion of financing policies and current project finance trends. The event will be held Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum: Africa, Middle East, and South Asia
May 1-2, 2013 in San Diego, CA -- The U.S. Commercial Service will host the ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum in San Diego on May 1-2. The conference convenes regional experts on Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia to discuss new export opportunities in these rapidly growing markets. Featured industries include energy infrastructure.

Infrastructure Trade Mission to Brazil, Colombia, Panama
May 12-18, 2013 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce will lead two missions to Brazil, Colombia, and Panama highlighting export opportunities for U.S. firms in a broad range of infrastructure-related sectors, including energy and smart grid technologies. There are two round of recruitment and the deadlines for each are Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 22, respectively.

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Saudi Arabia’s Competitive Procurement for the Renewable Energy Program:  The Saudi Government produced a “white paper” inviting public comments on its proposed competitive procurement process (CPP) for the renewable energy program.  At press time, the Commerce Department is seeking a private sector group to host an event in March in Washington, DC, to highlight the proposal and attract additional comments from the U.S. renewable energy industry. Interested parties should contact Catherine Vial [March 2013].


Deputy Secretary of Commerce Blank Meets with New RE&EE Advisory Committee
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank appointed 37 private-sector representatives to the newly re-chartered Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, which held its first meeting on Wednesday, February 20. [February 2013]

Smart Grid Workshop Forges U.S.-Turkey Partnership
As Turkey continues to invest in and modernize its electricity sector, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a workshop in Istanbul focusing on smart grid technologies. The event helped strengthen ties between U.S. and Turkish electricity industry partners and furthered the development and interconnection of clean energy infrastructure in Turkey. [February 2013]

Department of Commerce Announces Antidumping Duty Order on Chinese Wind Towers
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it will issue an antidumping duty order on utility-scale wind towers manufactured in China based on the International Trade Commission’s decision that these imports caused material injury to the U.S. wind industry. [February 2013]

U.S. Hosts First Environmental Affairs Council Meeting under U.S.-Korea FTA
The U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of State co-chaired the first meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council along with the Ministry of Environment of Korea to discuss environmental cooperation under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, including the promotion of clean energy. The meeting was held February 20. [February 2013]

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  • March 2013 - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) - "Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030" (web) - IRENA’s working paper, Doubling the Global Share of Renewable Energy: A Roadmap to 2030, outlines the proposed process, and progress to date, of REMAP 2030 – IRENA’s global roadmap for policies and actions to double the share of renewable energy by 2030
  • March 2013 -- International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) -- "Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2012: An Overview" (web) -- IRENA report on the costs associated with renewable energy power generation in 2012.
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Market Research

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2022 (pdf) - USDA, February 2013

Turkey: Carbon Credit Potential (html) -- ITA, February 2013

Working with USTDA and Energy Sector Contracting Opportunities for U.S. Companies (html) -- USTDA, February 2013 

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Trade Leads

Morroco: 300 MW Solar Energy Development Project(pdf) - March 2013

Malaysia: Tekai Hydropower Plant (html) -- March 2013

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