For Immediate Release: September 27, 2011
Contact: Mary Trupo (202) 482-3809
Under Secretary SÁnchez Promotes Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Cooperation in Mexico
MEXICO CITY, Mexico—Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez today stressed the importance of United States and Mexico joint collaboration to achieve their renewable energy goals. Sánchez participated in a U.S.-Mexico Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Roundtable
“The business leaders joining me in Mexico understand the urgency of creating new markets for U.S. clean energy exports,” Sánchez said. “Mexico offers tremendous potential for U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency companies and the U.S. Government is committed to helping our exporters meet this opportunity.”
Twenty-six senior-level U.S. business executives representing 19 U.S. companies joined the Under Secretary on his trip. During Sánchez’s visit he met with the Mexican Secretariat of Energy to discuss Mexico’s renewable energy targets and opportunities for U.S. companies, attend the opening of the Green Expo and provide remarks to an APEC Business Ethics Workshop on biopharmaceuticals.
“As a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-quality, high-efficiency PV technology that is exported world-wide, Suniva strongly supports the Commerce Department’s RE4I initiative,” said Matt Card, Vice-President of Sales for the Americas for Suniva. “We are pleased to see this initiative begin to manifest itself through deeper cooperation with such a valuable trading partner. Roundtables such as this are a vital component in the growth of the strong economic and job-creation engine that renewable energy potentially represents to both our countries.”
The United States and Mexico are bound by a close economic and political relationship. Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States; U.S. exports to Mexico were $163.3 billion in 2010, and combined two-way trade in goods and services reached over $337 billion that same year.
The U.S.-Mexico Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Roundtable is a result of a commitment by the Commerce Department in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I) to help develop future markets for U.S. clean energy exporters. For more information on the RE4I and on how the U.S. Department of Commerce promotes U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency exports or on the Advisory Committee’s recommendations, visit www.export.gov/reee.
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