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The International Trade Administration: Clean Energy Priorities and Programs. Mary Saunders Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services (Acting). The International Trade Administration. ITA is the lead trade promotion agency of the United States Government.

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The international trade administration clean energy priorities and programs

The International Trade Administration: Clean Energy Priorities and Programs

Mary Saunders

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for

Manufacturing and Services (Acting)


The International Trade Administration

ITA is the lead trade promotion agency of the

United States Government

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Manufacturing and Services

Industry Expertise

Office of Energy and Environmental Industries

Office of Materials

Office of Transportation and Machinery

Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce

Office Health and Consumer Goods

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


A Great Challenge

The President wants the United States to become the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy technologies

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


A Great Opportunity

Global investment in clean energy and energy efficiency reached $155 billion in 2008

Governments around the world have provided over $180 billion more in stimulus funding for renewable energy projects

$40 billion per year will likely be invested in clean technologies by 2020 – generating 750,000 new jobs

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Investment by Region

Renewable Energy Investment By Region

Source: New Energy Finance

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Policy Drivers for Renewable Energy

  • Government Incentives

    • Feed in Tariffs

    • Tax Incentives

  • Renewable Portfolio Standard

  • Cap-and-Trade legislation

  • Oil/natural gas prices

  • Access to transmission

  • Logical interconnection standards

  • Climate change negotiations

Congress is debating many of these policy drivers, including a Renewable Portfolio Standard and Cap-and-Trade legislation

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Barriers to Renewable Energy Deployment

If We Don’t Make It, We Can’t Export It!

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


ITA Clean Energy Initiatives

  • ITA Clean Energy Initiatives

  • Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative

    • 4 “SMART” Tours

  • ITA Energy Efficiency Initiative

    • Forum on Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing

    • Smart Grid Webinar Series

    • Energy and Manufacturing Roundtable

  • Climate Change Negotiations- Industry Outreach

    • Regional Forums

    • National Webinar

  • Proposed Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Interagency Working Group

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Industry Promotional Events

  • Industry Promotional Events

  • Clean Energy Policy Mission to Indonesia

    • July 27-29, 2009

  • Green India Trade Mission

    • October 27-30, 2009

  • Green Buildings in Europe Road Show

    • November 2-9, 2009

  • Bright Green – U.S. Industry Promotion at Copenhagen Climate Conference

    • December 12-13, 2009

  • U.S. Nuclear Industry Promotional Program at IAEA General Conference

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Publications and Educational Materials

Publications and Educational Materials

  • Green Technologies Website

  • Checklist for Corporate Energy Efficiency

  • Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters

  • Clean Energy: An Exporters Guide to China

  • Clean Energy: An Exporters Guide to India

  • Renewable Energy Market Assessment Reports

  • Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities for Your Biomass Business

  • Webinar: Smart Grid Seminar

  • Smart Grid Export Seminar

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Bilateral and Regional Dialogue

Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Dialogues

  • U.S.-EU Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration

  • U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue

  • G-8

  • G-20

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

  • World Trade Organization

  • Major Economies Forum

  • Copenhagen Negotiations

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Market Development Cooperator Program

MDCP Grant Award Winners

  • Awards include financial and technical assistance from ITA to support projects that enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and services industries

  • Establishes a partnership between ITA and non-profit industry groups such as trade associations and chambers of commerce

  • Particularly effective in reaching small- and medium-size enterprises

  • 2009 MDCP Awards to be announced soon by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Getting in Touch with ITA

Centers in 107 U.S. cities…

…and more than 80 countries

U.S. Department of Commerce

  • http://www.doc.gov

    International Trade Administration

  • http://www.trade.gov

    Manufacturing and Services

  • http://www.trade.gov/MAS/index.asp

    Office of Energy and Environmental Industries

  • http://www.trade.gov/energyhttp://www.trade.gov/envirotech

    Market Access and Compliance

  • http://www.trade.gov/mac/index.asp

    U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

  • http://www.export.gov

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


Thank You

At the Department of Commerce, we view expanding the opportunities to export green technologies as critical to maintaining the competitiveness of U.S. companies, creating jobs, and generating economic growth

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration


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