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December 2014 Newsletter
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Commercial Debt Financing from OPIC to Scale Up Clean Electricity Solutions in Rural India Simpa, which sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and micro-enterprises in rural India, announced that it has completed a $4 million debt financing round. The financing has been provided by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and by GDF Suez through their Rassembleurs d’Energies program. [December 2014]
White House Fact Sheet: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation Together, the U.S. and China account for over one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama announced a new target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. At the same time, President Xi Jinping of China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030, with the intention to try to peak early, and to increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20 percent by 2030. [November 2014]
Ex-Im Bank Signs MOU for $1 Billion to Support Clean Energy Exports to India Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) Chairman Fred P. Hochberg signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chairman K.S. Popli of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) that will explore options for utilizing up to $1 billion to finance the sale of U.S. clean energy exports to India. [November 2014]
DistribuTech February 3-5, 2015, San Diego -- Show Time offers you a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with U.S. Department of Commerce Energy IT/Smart Grid industry specialists from our overseas U.S. Embassies and Consulates.Exhibitors can schedule appointments with commercial specialists, Ex-Im Bank, USTDA, or SBA. You will be briefed on individual market opportunities related to the energy IT sector as well as market potential for your products & services.
DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Sustainable Solutions February 9-11, 2015, Silicon Valley - The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, will host a dynamic, three-day business forum focused on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. The conference will address the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability. Sign up for pre-scheduled, private meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats serving in key international markets.
U.S.-Japan Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable February 23, 2015, Tokyo, Japan - Following up on the successful 2012 and 2013 events, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking representatives from 25 qualified U.S. companies for 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.
India Smart Grid Workshop March 2, 2015, Bangalore, India - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring an India Smart Grid Workshop Series to bring together U.S. and Indian power sector stakeholders for future project implementation.
Peru Market Intelligence Brief This Market Intelligence Brief by the International Trade Administration provides an analysis of Peru’s energy market, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. It includes an overview of the electricity sector, a discussion of market dynamics, and a description of opportunities for each subsector. [Aug 2014]
Brazil Biofuels Report This USDA report provides detailed statistics and forecasts regarding production, imports, and exports for ethanol and biodiesel in Brazil, a key trade partner for the United States. [July 2014]
Canada Market Intelligence Brief This Market Intelligence Brief by the International Trade Administration provides an analysis of Canada’s energy market, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. It includes an overview of the electricity sector, a discussion of market dynamics, and a description of opportunities for each subsector. [April 2014]