For Immediate Release: May 3, 2011
Contact: Lorri Crowley (202) 482-3809
Commerce Trade Official Discusses Energy's Role In U.S. Economy
Lamb-Hale Speaks at U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association Spring Forum
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services (MAS) Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale spoke at the U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association (USCHPA) Spring Forum today. Lamb-Hale highlighted the important role that combined heat and power plays in the U.S. economy, and the need for more efficient forms of energy generation.
“From heating homes more efficiently to running our factories with fewer emissions, combined heat and power makes sense both environmentally and economically,” Lamb-Hale said.
Lamb-Hale reiterated the importance of international commerce to promote clean energy technologies, energy efficiency, and combat climate change.
“The United States is not alone in its desire to promote renewables and energy efficiency. We must work with our many trading partners, removing barriers and encouraging the free and fair exchange of goods and services,” she noted.
Lamb-Hale highlighted President Obama’s National Export Initiative and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative. The Department of Commerce advances these two programs to support U.S. exporters and renewable energy and energy efficiency companies. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative] will better tailor U.S. Government financing products to the specific needs of the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector.
In his 2010 State of the Union speech, President Obama announced the National Export Initiative with a goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015.
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