November 1, 2005
News Release 05-130
Inv. No. 332-462
Contact: Peg OLaughlin, 202-205-1819

ITC ISSUES REPORT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SERVICES

Few barriers exist in the market for renewable energy services, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its study Renewable Energy Services: An Examination of U.S. and Foreign Markets.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, conducted the investigation at the request of the U.S. Trade Representative. The report provides an overview of foreign and domestic markets for renewable energy services; examines trade and investment in renewable energy services markets, including barriers affecting such trade and investment; and discusses existing regulatory practices. Highlights of the report follow.

Renewable Energy Services: An Examination of U.S. and Foreign Markets (Investigation No. 332-462, USITC publication 3805, October 2005) will be posted in the Publications area of the ITC Internet site at www.usitc.gov. A printed or CD-ROM copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing the office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

ITC general factfinding investigations, such as this one, cover matters related to tariffs or trade and are generally conducted at the request of the U.S. Trade Representatives, the Senate Committee on Finance, or the House Committee on Ways and Means. The resulting reports convey the Commissions objective findings and independent analyses on the subject investigated. The Commission makes no recommendations on policy or other matters in its general factfinding reports. Upon completion of each investigation, the ITC submits its finding and analyses to the requestor. General factfinding investigations reports are subsequently released to the public, unless they are classified by the requestor for national security reasons.

-- 30 --