Africa and the Middle East
Australia and New Zealand
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Innovative technologies are especially in demand as the industry moves toward sustainability.
The national strategy calls for 50% of all energy to come from clean sources by 2050.
Chile, Colombia and Argentina are leading the way.
Wisconsin companies in water technology can connect with Japanese companies at an upcoming trade show.
An estimated 80% of the plants are in need of modernization.
The project also includes construction of a photovoltaic power plant.
Wisconsin companies can help the European nation expand its capacity for wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy.
The Balkan state is planning major investments in hydropower, solar and wind.
Communities in the municipal and green technologies spaces may wish to tap into the Canadian supply chain.
This creates opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers of innovative products or solutions for the energy sector to collaborate with UK companies involved in these initiatives and distributors that are actively seeking new technologies in this industry.
Renewable energy will play an important role in meeting these targets.
Access to clean water and sanitation is still varied among the country's many island economies, and overall strong economic growth is driving rapid development.
India is already the world's third-largest producer of electricity, and will need to increase production—and rely heavily on renewable energy—to achieve the goal of providing 24/7 power for all homes, factories, businesses and agricultural operations within one year.
The German water technology market is the largest in Europe, and is still growing. Wisconsin companies can benefit from the strong partnerships that already exist between Germany and Wisconsin.
Germany is home to more than 150 international trade fairs that attract up to 170,000 exhibitors and up to 10 million visitors annually.
Pharmaceuticals, travel and tourism, automotive parts, packaging and food processing equipment, printing and graphics, safety and security equipment, and renewable energy are the most promising industries for this growing market.
As part of this investment, the country aims to increase the amount of clean energy it produces.
The South American nation will be investing in urban roads, education, telecommunications, water resources and more.
The Baltic nation plans to produce excess renewable energy so it can trade with EU member countries that are not on track to achieve the 2020 renewable energy targets.
The European nation has set targets to put less waste in landfills and increase the use of incineration and waste-to-energy plants.
Regulatory measures are putting pressure on the industry to reduce its environmental impact while continuing to ramp up production.
The country has become dependent on imports of fossil fuels since reducing its nuclear capacity in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Less than 20 percent of residential wastewater and less than 60 percent of industrial wastewater is currently treated.
Sectors of opportunity include energy, water, waste and transportation.
Buildings can be certified based on their design and actual performance; Wisconsin companies will be able to assist in the construction of buildings that meet this new standard.
The Middle Eastern nation has set a goal of 27 percent of its energy coming from "clean" sources by 2021.
The Australian capital is undertaking a plan for infrastructure development in the Western City, where most of the growth is occurring.
Although European companies are already active in the market, there is still room for Wisconsin suppliers, as Latvia's economy booms and it seeks to reduce its energy dependence.
A new government report emphasizes the importance of growth in innovative, high-tech products.
Convergence of strength in automotive manufacturing and information and communications technology has led to particular strength in Ontario province.
As Sydney experiences unprecedented growth, Wisconsin water technology companies are in a position to help the growing city meet its water needs.
China's strength in the high-tech segment is still developing, and Wisconsin companies can help companies take products from concept to market.
Wisconsin companies can help the country meet the capacity goal by the 2020 deadline.
Even though the country exports in all these categories, its imports in the same categories are significant, and Wisconsin companies can supply some of these imports.
Although there are already many European companies active in the market, there is still room for innovative Wisconsin suppliers.
A November workshop explored how both India and the U.S. will increase generating capacity and expand their grid.
The need for modernizing the grid is leading to unprecedented levels of capital investment, and Wisconsin companies can contribute.
Wisconsin companies can can help provide the sensors, systems, technologies and sustainable energy solutions to support these groundbreaking initiatives.
The sector is growing rapidly as Ireland's economy shifts its emphasis away from legacy industries.
Even provinces whose economies depend on fossil fuels are eyeing a shift toward solar and wind power production, and Wisconsin companies can play a role in this conversion.
Air quality in South Korea has deteriorated due to a dust storm in the Gobi Desert and smog from China, creating demand for air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, dust-proof bedding and curtains, and dust masks.
New regulations taking effect have increased demand for energy-efficient lighting, and Wisconsin supplies nearly half of U.S. exports to Italy in this category.
Recent changes in government policy in several Australian states have sparked a renewed interest in waste-to-energy opportunities.
The environment, renewable energy, and national defense are expected to be among the top priorities of the new coalition government.
As the economy emerges from a three-year recession, opportunities exist for Wisconsin companies in the energy, agriculture, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors, among others.
Wisconsin firms may be able to supply the technology that is needed to address an environmental hazard.
Even as its population continues to increase, India is working to provide all of its inhabitants with clean drinking water and wastewater treatment.
Opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers of building products and services, construction, architecture, engineering, design, building materials and equipment
As it aims to remediate water pollution and protect its water supply, Wisconsin companies can provide expertise.
Renewable energy, medical technology and industrial machinery are sectors of particular promise.
Wisconsin companies can contribute to expansion of this power source.
As the country prepares to dramatically expand its solar energy production, Wisconsin companies can contribute.
New, more investment-friendly policies present opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Supply cuts have nudged oil prices upward, and projections suggest the sector will regain jobs between 2017 and 2020. Companies that have weathered the uncertainty are once again boosting spending, while focusing on leaner, more efficient business models and implementing clean technologies.
New guidelines call for a focus on industries such as information technology, advanced materials and biomedicine, as well as key upgrades to traditional manufacturing, such as smart processes, green manufacturing and safety improvements.
Both have ambitious targets for developing their renewable energy production capacity.
The country will need imports of equipment and technologies in order to reach the EU target of 15 percent of the energy supply coming from renewable sources by 2020.
The nation will need to make use of all available sources, including land-based and offshore wind energy, to meet its renewable energy targets.
The Chinese government's incentives for green business will lead to growth, and Wisconsin companies seeking to do business in China should consider opportunities in this area.
The South Korean government is actively pursuing the “new energy” industry as a core innovation project for the nation’s economic growth. The government plans to reduce greenhouse gas output by 5,500 tons and to grow the new energy industry to be a $100 billion market by 2030. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy launched the Energy Future Strategy Committee and announced in July that a total of $42 billion will be invested in the new energy industry by 2020. The government will focus mainly on growing eight areas: electric automobiles, the megawatt market, energy storage systems, energy independent islands, eco-friendly energy towns, zero-energy buildings, utilization of heat from wastewater from thermal power plants, and solar panel rental services.
Plastics is one of the fastest growing industries in India and is playing a vital role in the Indian economy. India is a growing market for plastics, consuming about 12.8 million metric tonnes (MMT) of plastics annually, compared to global consumption of 285 MMT annually. India has about 30,000 processing units (about 75 percent are small-scale) with 113,000 processing machines, creating an annual manufacturing capacity of 30 MMT.
Given the power of recycling to reduce greenhouse gases and energy usage and divert material from landfills, provinces and municipalities across Canada such as the cities of Toronto and Vancouver have developed long-term strategies for reducing waste and minimizing the amount sent to landfills with the ambitious goal of becoming zero-waste communities.
The majority of Australia’s 24-million-plus population lives in its cities, which are responsible for more than 80 percent of national economic output. However, the rise of knowledge-based industries and a growing population present both opportunities and challenges for Australia’s metropolitan and regional city administrators. Consequently, there is a growing need for improved infrastructure, intelligent transport systems and cities that can operate in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri has introduced a new, long-term plan to increase production of renewable energy and attract new investment in the sector. The aim is to increase renewable energy output to 8 percent of total energy output by the end of 2017, from the current figure sitting at less than 2 percent. The government plans to further extend this development, hoping to generate 10,000 MW (20 percent of total output) by 2025. In pursuit of these targets, an auction was held in May 2016 as part of a program called RenovAR, in which companies could bid on contracts to produce 1,000 MW of power. A bid of $400 million has already been submitted by Pampa Energia, with the winning bidders set to be announced on Sept. 28.
Sewage, drinking water, flood and drought: Czech water management is facing great challenges, and is preparing for major investments to meet those challenges. The European Cohesion Fund will provide around $860 million to improve Czech water infrastructure over the next five years. Water and sewage treatment plant operators may apply for subsidies. Furthermore, in order to mitigate droughts, large water storage tanks are being built.
The world’s top location for trade shows, Germany hosts about 150 international trade fairs a year, attracting up to 170,000 exhibitors and up to 10 million visitors annually. These visitors and exhibitors spend $13.4 billion annually, boosting economic output by $26.2 billion.
Introduction of biomass power generation, with biological gas power generation as the principal method, is increasing in Japan, accompanying promotion of a feed-in tariff system by the government. Presently, it is expected that the amount of energy generated annually from biomass will increase from 17.6 billion kWh in 2013 to 49 billion kWh in 2030.
India produces around 62 million metric tons (MMT) of solid waste every year, out of which 7.9 MMT is hazardous waste, 5.6 MMT is plastic waste, 1.5 MMT is e-waste, 0.17 MMT is biomedical waste and the balance of 46.83 MMT is contributed by various other types of waste.
Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is a five-year plan that will help the Canadian province fight climate change over the long term. The plan aims to provide up to $8.3 billion in subsidies and incentives to businesses and homeowners through a range of programs encouraging individuals and businesses to switch to more energy-efficient heating systems, choose electric or hybrid cars, convert trucks to natural gas, add bio-fuel to gasoline, and helping the agricultural and industrial sectors adapt to low-carbon technologies.
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Panama is the fastest growing and most dynamic economy in Latin America, with GDP growth of 6.0 percent in 2015 and estimated 6.3 percent in 2016. With a population of 3.9 million, a GDP of $46.2 billion in 2014, and a diversified economy based on a well-developed service sector (the Panama Canal, logistics services, banking, free trade zones, insurance, container ports, tourism, etc.), the country has maintained sustained economic growth, averaging 8.2 per year over the past decade. All of this growth has become a challenge for the energy sector by demanding more electricity and new energy sources.
Based on the Japanese attitude favoring healthy living and environmental awareness, as well as the events of the 2011 Japan earthquake, awareness of cycling as an effective means of transport is growing. More people are using bicycles, and the number of bicycles owned in Japan is on the rise. That total was 71.9 million in 2014, a number approaching that for automobile ownership, which sits at 76.7 million.
Despite the economic difficulties Brazil is facing due to a political crisis, forecasts for the energy sector are optimistic. According to the Brazilian Electrical Energy Agency, investments in this segment for the next four years are expected to amount to about $13 billion.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s energy agenda, Plan RenovAr, as well as a recent new law, stipulates that 8 percent of the nation’s energy grid must be supplied by renewable sources by the end of 2017, and 20 percent, or 10,000 megawatts, by 2025. Currently, renewable energy accounts for only 1.8 percent of power consumption. Thus, massive investment will be required in the Argentine energy sector to meet rising demand and diversify the country’s energy matrix. The new law offers fiscal benefits for investors in renewable energy and promises the creation of a trust fund to provide payment guarantees and project financing.
The South Korean government is focusing on developing the country’s water sector, with support for this development coming from the chemicals sector. The water purification subsector is growing especially fast, with support from both the government and the chemicals sector.
Market News Update Market: Germany Date: March 2015 Germany’s Increasing Strength in Wind Power Why this is important to Wisconsin businesses: A new cluster of startups in Germany seeks to exploit the digital revolution in the medical sector, creating new business opportunities. Industry/sector: Energy New figures from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reveal that nearly 11.8GW of…
In August of this year, the city of São Paulo, Brazil, will host the seventh Green Building Brazil International Conference & Expo, the leading sustainable construction event in Brazil and one of the leading events in its category in the world.
“Global Challenges, Smart Solutions” is the theme of the Netherlands delegation at Hannover Messe 2016. Dutch technology companies will show their pragmatic, inventive and strong interdisciplinary approach and their international cooperation toward solving challenges in water technology, energy, health care and food production.
The Clean Industry Program was launched in Mexico in 1992; this program is one of the Mexican government’s pillars of enforcement strategy, along with inspections and citizen complaints. Companies volunteering to join the program pay for an environmental audit by an accredited third-party inspector. The audits assess both plants’ compliance with relevant environmental regulations and their adherence to international environmental management best practices not covered by regulations.
Under Costa Rica’s new distributed generation program, homes and companies can generate electricity using solar, hydro, biomass or wind. The pricing model for net metering, which will enable homes and businesses that generate their own electricity to store surplus in the grid, took effect in April 2016.
Ten Chinese ministries including the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environment Protection and the Ministry of Commerce recently issued joint guidelines on promoting green consumption, aiming to encourage green consumption, protect the environment and boost sustainable development.
Canada’s government has pledged to spend $125 billion over the next 10 years in an effort to boost the country’s economy. A portion of this budget includes a two-phase infrastructure spending program that is expected to boost Canada’s GDP by 0.2 percent in 2016 and 0.4 percent in 2017.
India’s finance minister unveiled the national budget for fiscal year 2016-17 last month, calling for total expenditures of $295 billion—$82 billion in planned expenditures and $213 billion in unplanned expenditures. Find key highlights in this post.