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Ukrainian war. US and UK expand energy partnership

War in Ukraine
US and UK expand energy partnership

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street in London. photo:

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wants to end Great Britain’s dependence on Russian energy “once and for all”.

As a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the prices of energy carriers are increasing, Britain and the USA are expanding their cooperation. The United States plans to export at least nine to ten billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through British terminals in the coming year, the British government said overnight.

That’s twice as much as in 2021. “This will be beneficial for both the UK and European partners as we try to fill gas storage next year,” London said.

Drive efficiency

The United States and Great Britain wanted to identify and solve all the problems faced by exporters and importers. To that end, a joint working group will be created, which, among other things, wants to find ways to reduce global dependence on Russian energy.

To this end, efforts to improve energy efficiency and support the clean energy transition must be promoted, and the development of clean hydrogen must be accelerated worldwide. Another goal is to promote civilian nuclear power “as a safe use of energy.”

Make supply crisis protection

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the deal would help lower consumer prices and end dependence on Russian energy “once and for all”. “Together, the UK and US will ensure that global energy prices and the security of our national supply can never again be manipulated by the whims of a failing regime,” Sunak said.

In Britain, like almost everywhere else in the world, energy prices have risen sharply since the start of the Russian war of aggression. The government has set prices for electricity and gas blocks and will have to find tens of billions of pounds to do so. However, millions of people in the UK are at risk of fuel poverty.

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