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DOC - 73620 - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number73620
Original Establishment Date7/14/2010Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://trade.gov/reeeac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*40
Current Charter Date6/5/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*International Trade Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter6/5/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Cora
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Dickson
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-6083
Effective Date Of Authority*4/29/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-5665
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*cora.dickson@trade.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.
How is membership balanced?*Members represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations, and U.S. private sector organizations with activities focused on the competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. Members reflect the diversity of this sector, including in terms of entity or organization size, geographic location, and sub-sector represented.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Approximately four times per year in person. Meetings are highly relevant, as they help develop actionable recommendations and to provide Committee members with key information to use going forward.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee is necessary to ensure coordination and focused support for the competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, particularly with respect to exports. There is no additional entity that can provide this information.
Why close or partially close meetings?In 2020, all meetings have been open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThrough its four previous charters, the REEEAC has changed the number and focus of its subcommittees. In addition, members can participate in all subcommittees and therefore individual names are not listed in the FACA database. Please contact DFO for more specific information, if required.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentTo fully implement some of the REEEAC recommendations, additional resources would be required. Additionally, several recommendations target changes at agencies outside of Commerce.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe REEEAC delivered recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on ways to improve the export competitiveness of the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry. The Committee has authored multiple letters to the Secretary of Commerce providing in-depth advisement on competitiveness issues, including the effectiveness of trade promotion programs, trade relations with China, the effect of the Export Import Bank on industry, trade barriers in India, and the importance of standards development to trade.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*66Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were 6 recommendations in FY2020.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*36.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentStaff continue to work to implement REEEAC recommendations. As of the close of FY2020, 24 recommendations had been implemented fully. This included increasing publication of data and case studies related to trade data and advocating for key issues in trade negotiations with Mexico and Canada to address sectoral trade barriers.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*35.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentEach of the REEEAC's recommendations has been pursued by the Commerce Department. 23 recommendations have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentSee http://trade.gov/reeeac for committee charter, members, past meeting information, and recommendations.
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback on the status of implementation is provided consistently to Committee members and on request from senior Department of Commerce leadership through the use of a stoplight matrix.In 2017, Secretary of Commerce Ross sent two response letters to the REEEAC. Senior officials provided additional responses to the Committee during in-person meetings. Secretary Ross provided comments regarding the recommendations made during the fourth charter during the May 10, 2018 in-person meeting.Deputy Secretary Kelley provided comments regarding the recommendationd made during the fifth charter at the June 4, 2020 virtual meeting.Narrative Description*The Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$58,150.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$69,894.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,665.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$850.00
Total Costs$59,815.00Est. Total Next FY*$70,744.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.40
Cost RemarksDue to the senior status of the DFO, the payments to federal staff section is higher than initially projected.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Industry
Energy
Energy
Government
Federal Government
International
International Economic Policy
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035841Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034269Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001318Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002987Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003425Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005099Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005535Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007242Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007642Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009338Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee2010