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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Promotes Renewable Energy Export Opportunities at RETECH 2010

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Promotes Renewable Energy Export Opportunities at RETECH 2010

Remarks

A day after unveiling the details of the President’s National Export Initiative, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke urged attendees at the Renewable Energy Technology 2010 Conference to explore the export opportunities available for renewable energy technology that can support good paying jobs in a growing sector.

During last week’s State of the Union speech, the president announced a goal of doubling exports over the next five years to support 2 million jobs in America.

Yesterday, Locke detailed how the Export Initiative will help the country reach that goal – by providing more funding, more focus and more coordination to grow U.S. exports. The NEI represents the first time the United States will have a government-wide export-promotion strategy with focused attention from the president and his cabinet.

For more information on renewable energy, please visit www.trade.gov/energy.