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The Renewable Energy Market Access Program (REMAP) Act

The Renewable Energy Market Access Program (REMAP) Act

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Published by Mark Udall
The REMAP Act would expand the renewable energy industry in our state and help small- and medium-sized businesses make their energy-efficiency products more competitive for export abroad. Under the bill, trade associations and state-regional trade groups would be able to apply to the Department of Commerce and enter into cooperative agreements to provide marketing and trade assistance to Colorado businesses. With help ranging from breaking down language barriers to creative marketing to educate foreign buyers about U.S. products, businesses could get help to sell their renewable energy products in global markets and to create jobs at home.
The REMAP Act would expand the renewable energy industry in our state and help small- and medium-sized businesses make their energy-efficiency products more competitive for export abroad. Under the bill, trade associations and state-regional trade groups would be able to apply to the Department of Commerce and enter into cooperative agreements to provide marketing and trade assistance to Colorado businesses. With help ranging from breaking down language barriers to creative marketing to educate foreign buyers about U.S. products, businesses could get help to sell their renewable energy products in global markets and to create jobs at home.

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CONGRESS2
D
S
ESSION
 
S. 3395
To provide cost-sharing assistance to improve access to the markets of foreigncountries for energy efficiency products and renewable energy productsexported by small- and medium-sized businesses in the United States,and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
M
 AY
20, 2010Mr. U
DALL
of Colorado (for himself, Mr. W
 YDEN
, Mr. B
URRIS
, and Ms.S
TABENOW 
) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and re-ferred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
A BILL
To provide cost-sharing assistance to improve access to themarkets of foreign countries for energy efficiency prod- ucts and renewable energy products exported by small-and medium-sized businesses in the United States, andfor other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Renewable Energy 
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Market Access Program Act’’.
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SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
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In this Act:
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S 3395 IS
(1) E
NERGY EFFICIENCY PRODUCT
.—The term
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‘‘energy efficiency product’’ means any product,
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technology, or component of a product that—
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(A) as compared with products, tech-
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nologies, or components of products being de-
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ployed at the time for widespread commercial
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 use in the country in which the product, tech-
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nology, or component will be used—
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(i) substantially increases the energy 
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efficiency of buildings, industrial or agri-
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cultural processes, or electricity trans-
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mission, distribution, or end-use consump-
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tion; or
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(ii) substantially increases the energy 
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efficiency of the transportation system; and
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(B) results in no significant incremental
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adverse effects on public health or the environ-
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ment.
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(2) R
ENEWABLE ENERGY
.—The term ‘‘renew-
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able energy’’ means energy generated by a renewable
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energy resource.
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(3) R
ENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCT
.—The term
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‘‘renewable energy product’’ means any product,
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technology, or component of a product used in the
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development or production of renewable energy.
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S 3395 IS
(4) R
ENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE
.—The
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term ‘‘renewable energy resource’’ means solar,
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 wind, ocean, tidal, geothermal energy, biofuel, bio-
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mass, hydropower, or hydrokinetic energy.
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(5) S
MALL
-
 AND MEDIUM
-
SIZED BUSINESS
.—
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The term ‘‘small- and medium-sized business’’
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means—
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(A) a small business concern (as that term
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 used in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15
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U.S.C. 632)); and
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(B) a business the Secretary of Commerce
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determines to be small- or medium-sized, based
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on factors that include the structure of the in-
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dustry, the amount of competition in the indus-
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try, the average size of businesses in the indus-
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try, and costs and barriers associated with en-
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tering the industry.
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SEC. 3. COST-SHARING ASSISTANCE WITH RESPECT TO THE
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EXPORTATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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PRODUCTS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PROD-
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UCTS.
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(a) I
N
G
ENERAL
.—The Under Secretary for Inter-
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national Trade of the Department of Commerce (in this
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section referred to as the ‘‘Under Secretary’’) shall estab-
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