DOE Calls for Input on the National Export Initiative
July 02, 2010
In response to President Obama's National Export Initiative, announced on March 11, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Commerce are working with the interagency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) to develop the first U.S. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy. The strategy lays out a framework of interagency actions aimed at doubling U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency exports by 2015.
The National Export Initiative (NEI) seeks to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in international markets in order to stimulate domestic job creation and economic growth. Federal agencies have been tasked with advancing the core NEI policy objective by increasing trade mission activity, expanding credit for clean energy exports, reducing trade barriers, and enacting policies that encourage manufacturing. For more information, view the executive order in its entirety on the White House Web site.
To open a dialogue with the private and public sector, the TPCC recently announced an interagency effort to draft a National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy and invited stakeholder comment. Stakeholders include private businesses, trade associations, academia, labor organizations, and other relevant parties interested in conditions currently impeding U.S. exports. Goods and services that are specifically related to the transportation industry, such as biofuels, are covered in a separate document. Read the Federal Register announcement of the National Export Initiative (PDF 65 KB). Download Adobe Reader.
Public input is sought on the following topics:
- The effectiveness or ineffectiveness of federal government programs supporting U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, including specific experiences with such federal government programs
- Specific ways in which the federal government can improve its programs to support exports of U.S. goods and services related to renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Federal activities and programs that would benefit from increased interagency cooperation
- Generally how the federal government can better help U.S. businesses export more renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Comments should be received by July 10, 2010 to be considered.
Input for the strategy document should be directed to:
Office of Energy & Environmental Industries
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Please include "Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Strategy" in the subject line of e-mailed responses.