UK and Bangladesh to join forces on renewable energy

The UK is set to collaborate with Bangladesh on a range of renewable energy research projects in a bid to help developing countries gain access to sustainable energy solutions.

Decc, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Government of Bangladesh have today (February 28) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Research as part of the agreement.

Under the MoU, UK universities and institutes will partner with research institutes in Bangladesh to develop research projects on renewable energy, and work relating to energy technologies, systems, services and policies.

Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker, said: “International collaboration on research is vital to make renewable energy viable for developing countries and help tackle climate change.

“Through the MoU, not only can we offer our world-leading expertise in sustainable energy solutions but we can also learn valuable lessons from countries that are undergoing rapid change.”

EPSRC ceo Professor David Delpy, said: “This MoU presents a fantastic opportunity for leading researchers in the UK and Bangladesh to work together to tackle this global issue, and this cooperative approach will enhance the impact of UK energy research.”

Carys Matthews

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