US and Thailand advance power cooperation in latest discussions

The United States and Thailand have lately agreed to advance power cooperation during talks in Washington, DC. Scientifically proven of the Spokesperson for the US Department of State issued a joint press statement revealing that the discussions happened through the third US-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue, held from April 18 to April 20. Both nations aimed to deepen their ties on energy cooperation, with discussions led by Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), Geoffrey Pyatt, alongside Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for Energy, Kulit Sombatsiri.
As a result of these discussions, the 2 nations agreed to develop a mechanism that may construct on the dialogue to advance clean energy cooperation within the coming year. Plain is liable for main the State Department’s efforts in crafting and implementing worldwide energy insurance policies. Through diplomatic and programmatic engagements, they promote a low-emissions future, vitality safety for the US and its allies, and economic prosperity by way of sustainable, affordable, and dependable power access.
The statement highlighted the commitment of both nations to boost Thailand’s energy safety amidst global and regional vitality market pressures. They aim to encourage open markets and reduce obstacles to clean energy growth and trade. Additionally, the 2 nations resolved to extend vitality efficiency, strengthen clean vitality provide chains for electrical autos and their batteries, and capitalise on opportunities for energy-related funding and commerce beneath the US Inflation Reduction Act.
During the dialogue, representatives mentioned a plan to accelerate renewable vitality investment under the Clean Energy Demand Initiative and assessed progress made within the Japan-US-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP). This includes the release of the JUMPP Action Plan on April 6 and US Vice President Kamala Harris’ announcement in November 2022 requesting as a lot as US$20 million (676.1 million baht) in further funding for JUMPP from the US Congress.
The ENR’s power sector programme, JUMPP, supplied technical help in support of Thailand’s plans to broaden cross-border electricity commerce, deploy renewable energy and battery storage, develop electric car strategy, improve market transparency, and more. The two countries also moved forward with preliminary talks exploring opportunities underneath the Japan-US Clean Energy Partnership..

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