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Upcoming Events

yellow star Webinar on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) aims to strengthen governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. The EITI sets a global standard for companies to publish what they pay and for governments to disclose what they receive
Find out how your company can be part of EITI at a webinar on September 24! Contact Rachel Halpern for details.

green star MINExpo International, September 22-24, Las Vegas, NV
Occurring every four years, the MINExpo event will take place from September 22-24 in Las Vegas and will include educational seminars, mining equipment displays, and optional site visits. The Department of Commerce will coordinate foreign buyer delegations to attend the conference and will arrange for one-on-one meetings between Foreign Commercial Service coal and mining trade specialists and U.S. company representatives to discuss the expansion of business opportunities in a targeted overseas market. These meetings will take place on from 9:00am to 12:00noon on September 23 and September 24 in Room N249 near the International Business Center. Contact Shannon Fraser to register, at 202-482-3609. Minexpo information at Buyusa.gov

blue star E-85 Webinar!
On September 3 at 2:00pm EDT, the Office of Energy and Environmental Industries and the Office of Aerospace and Automotive Industries will host their second free web-based seminar on 'Improving Your Bottom Line with Ethanol.' This seminar will provide U.S. petroleum retailers with information on 1) the current market for E-85, 2) ethanol conversion logistics, 3) government programs that advance E-85 ethanol distribution, and 4) the opportunities and challenges for U.S. retailers of E-85. Contact Shannon Fraser to register, at 202-482-3609. E85 Flyer

purple star Participate in the U.S. Nuclear Industry Promotion at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) 52nd General Conference! Nuclear promotion flyer

orange star Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Kazakhstan! April 2009. Kazakh trade mission flyer.  


Trade Advisory Committees

nuclear New Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
The Secretary of Commerce has established the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee(CINTAC)in response to an identified need for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the U.S. government on how U.S. foreign policies, programs, and activities will affect the U.S. civil nuclear industry's competitiveness and ability to participate in the global nuclear renaissance.For more information or to make a nomination for CINTAC membership, please contact Sarah Lopp.
CINTAC Federal Register Notice

lightbulb Industry Trade Advisory Group on Energy
Have an impact on energy trade policy- your participation is needed! Apply to join the federal Industry Trade Advisory Group on Energy and Energy Services.


Recent Events and Publications

Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez Speaks at "Powering Our Low-Carbon Future" Conference, February 5, 2008

Secretary Gutierrez speaks at clean energy conference
On February 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Energy Association hosted a dialogue between industry representatives and policy-makers on the key challenges and opportunities to achieve a rapid uptake of low carbon power generation in the United States and to identify necessary actions. Conference report

earth Major Economies Process Update
The Major Economies Process (MEP) is a joint effort by the world's largest energy users and greenhouse gas emitters to establish a new international approach to climate change in 2008, which will contribute to a global agreement by 2009 under UNFCCC. On August 7, James Connaughton, Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, provided an update on the MEP.

oil rig First Webinar on Arctic Energy Resources
Our first webinar on Arctic energy took place on May 14, 2008. Presentations are available in our oil and gas section. Watch for future Arctic webinars!

gas pump Industry Breakfast Briefings at the 2008 Offshore Technology Conference
From May 6-8, the Energy team hosted industry breakfast briefings at the OTC on offshore oil and gas policy and commercial opportunities in China, Indonesia, and Qatar. The OTC is the largest annual U.S. offshore oil and gas industry conference and trade show. In 2007, it had about 67,000 attendees. Report and presentations in our oil and gas section!

nuclear Briefing on New UK Nuclear Energy Policy
On Wednesday, February 27, OEEI hosted a briefing on the UK's recently announced nuclear energy policy, covering UK nuclear policy, the Nuclear White Paper, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (where the most near term business opportunities are). For more information, contact Sarah Lopp.

earth US-EU Experts Exchange on Innovation
The second U.S.-EU Experts Exchange on Innovation of December 2007 focused on the mechanisms by which energy and sustainability are driving innovation within the European Union. An initiative under the framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Initiatives signed by President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in April 2007, the U.S.-EU Experts Exchanges on Innovation provide a formal network for U.S. and EU experts to share best practices in innovation policies. The December 2007 seminar commenced in Brussels with 1) an overview of innovation policies within Europe and the United States; 2) highlights of the U.S. and EU energy and sustainability programs that are enhancing innovation; 3) a focused discussion on innovation from the context of renewable energy developments; and 4) industry viewpoints on energy and innovation under the auspices of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD). The delegation then proceeded to Copenhagen (Denmark) for a series of seminars which examined how EU innovation polices in the energy sector are adopted by the private sector within the EU Member States and how public and private sector entities (both at the European Union and Member State level) cooperate on energy technology innovation, development, and deployment.
Final report from December 2007 U.S.-EU Experts Exchange on Innovation


About the Energy Team

The Energy Team is part of the Office of Energy and Environmental Industries within the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA). The Team provides critical economic and policy analysis and information to promote U.S. business competitiveness, ensures industry and other stakeholder input into trade policy development, negotiations and implementation, and evaluates different industry and other stakeholder perspectives for domestic policy development, assessment and implementation.


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