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UK, Thailand Team Up for RE

UK Energy Minister Brian Wilson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with representatives of Thailand’s Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (MOSTE). The MoU will establish and help develop a long-term relationship between energy agencies in both countries to promote their Renewable Energy sectors.

LONDON, England – May 30, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] “The DTI has identified Thailand as a key market for Renewable Energy technologies,” said Wilson while speaking at the All-Energy Opportunities Event in Aberdeen. “By signing this memorandum of understanding we can combine our strengths to promote sustainable energy. The MoU will develop efficient and effective ways of boosting R&D and technology transfer in the renewables sector.” The MoU confirms the commitment of both the UK and Thailand to promoting an increase in renewable technologies and to collaboration on projects and joint ventures. The first schemes will be a review of cost effective power generation from sustainable forests in Thailand and a seminar on the commercialization of sustainable energy technologies. Co-operation between the two countries could include: – Exchange of all forms of unclassified scientific and technical information and the results of R&D. – Exchange of scientists, engineers and other specialists, including those from industry. – Organizations of seminars, workshops, and other meetings on specific topics. “The Thai government is committed to the privatization of energy supplies and the promotion of sustainable energy technologies,” Wilson said. “This Memorandum of Understanding will help strengthen the already excellent links between the two governments in these areas, with the Sustainable Energy Policy Unit at the DTI, leading Renewable Energy initiatives.”