For Immediate Release: December 21, 2007
Contact: Matt Englehart (202) 482-3809
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES 18 U.S. CLEAN-ENERGY COMPANIES WILL JOIN TRADE MISSION TO CHINA AND INDIA
Washington – U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary David Bohigian today announced 18 U.S. companies will join the second U.S. Clean-Energy Trade Mission. The mission will make stops in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, China as well as Kolkata and Bangalore, India, from Jan. 8-18. These companies will be exposed to business opportunities in these fast-growing markets, where American clean-energy technology goods and services can help improve the environment.
“The continuing rapid growth of the Chinese and Indian economies presents unparalleled opportunities and challenges,” said Bohigian. “U.S. clean-energy companies can help China and India meet their enormous energy demands while deploying technology that benefits the environment. The 18 U.S. companies participating in this mission are among the most innovative in the world and the mission’s business and government meetings allow them to present cutting-edge products and services to these dynamic markets.”
Assistant Secretary Bohigian will be joined by representatives from: 3Tier, Ameresco, AzurePower, Inc., Boston Power, Capstone Turbines Corporation, Caterpillar, Covanta, Eaton Corporation, Energy Dynamics Corporation, General Biodiesel, Grammer Industries/Integrity Biofuels, Kay Nordstrom Engineering, Marsico Capital Management, Quantum Technologies, Inc., RBC Dain Rauscher, RMF Engineering, Synergics Energy Services, Vista International.
T he clean-energy companies specialize in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean coal, and distributed generation sectors. They offer innovative solutions to China’s and India’s energy and environmental challenges and are potential partners to the countries’ business and government leaders.
All companies participating in the mission belong to industry sectors advanced by the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP). The APP is a Presidential priority to achieve a reduction in the intensity of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy security, in the context of sustained economic growth.
The APP is a public-private partnership including seven partner countries, representing half of the world’s economy, population and energy consumption: Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Member countries work together to break down policy barriers and facilitate commercial deployment of technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy security.
For additional information regarding the Clean-Energy Trade Mission, including a full list of participants, visit www.export.gov/cleanenergymission. For additional information regarding the APP, visit www.state.gov/app or www.asiapacificpartnership.org.
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