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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. The app will showcase a diverse array of clean energy goods and services, including renewable energy equipment (solar, wind, geothermal), biofuels, fuel cell power, smart grid technologies, and energy efficiency solutions, as well as U.S.-based services critical to the deployment of clean energy supplies. U.S. clean energy exporters interested in registering to be part of the pilot phase of the interactive directory and providing information on their company’s solutions for the app are requested to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than March 6, 2015.
President Obama highlights USTDA's Commitment to Renewable Energy in India (January 26, 2015)
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]
USTDA Helps Develop Clean Energy in the Dominican Republic (December 19, 2014)
USTDA Promotes Smart Grid Solutions in Nigeria(December 12, 2014)
USTDA Supports Hydropower in Tanzania and Rwanda (December 12, 2014)
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]
Supporting APEC's theme of "Shaping the Future Through Asia-Pacific Partnership," Director Zak announced two important greenhouse gas reduction programs that will connect U.S. expertise to priority energy projects in the region. [November 2014]
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]
SunEdison, Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced the closing of a $50 million debt financing arrangement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The debt proceeds will be used to finance the construction of a SunEdison owned 23.8 MW solar power plant in the Ma’an Governate, in Southern Jordan. [October 2014]
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Empresas Públicas de Medellín E.S.P. (Public Enterprises of Medellín, or EPM) to evaluate the technical, economic and financial feasibility of constructing one or more geothermal power plants in Colombia's Nereidas Valley. EPM, the largest electric utility in Colombia, is a multi-sector utility founded in 1955 that is owned entirely by the Municipality of Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia.