US looks forward to working with Bangladesh to ensure power grid stability: KerryDOT Desk: US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has said that his country looks forward to working with Bangladesh to ensure power grid stability and reliability, reports TBS.
In a letter sent to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on 13 October, John Kerry stated that the US State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources looks forward to establishing a new partnership between the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh and Pacific Northwest Laboratory in this regard.
He mentioned that they are willing to work with Bangladesh in a bid to improve operations and planning to ensure grid stability and reliability to support increased use of renewables; and scheduling a date to launch new collaboration on carbon capture, utilisation and storage and blue hydrogen development with Petrobangla.
John Kerry also applauded Bangladesh for its ambitious climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives despite being traditionally an insignificant emitter, reads a foreign ministry press release.
In the letter, the US special envoy highlighted a number of Biden administration’s actions in combatting climate change, including the new legislation Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
While appreciating Bangladesh for its climate actions and goals, John Kerry also urged the country to join several US climate initiatives so that Bangladesh can set a positive example for other large emitters and encourage them to meaningfully participate in the global climate process.
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