ITA seeking nominations for renewable energy committee

By Erin Voegele | June 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has published a notice announcing plans to reestablish its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee and solicit membership nominations.

According to a notice published in the Federal Register, the committee will advise the secretary of commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. The notice also indicates the committee will not cover vehicles, feedstock for biofuels or energy efficiency as it relates to consumer goods. However, non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable energy, including liquid biofuels and pellets, are included.

The committee is expected to consist of approximately 35 members. Nominations must be submitted by August 15. Additional information on the committee and how to nominate members is available on the Federal Register website. A list of current committee members is available on Export.com website.