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Santo Domingo.- U.S. ambassador James W. Brewster flew to Washington, D.C., Monday together with a Dominican delegation on the area of energy, to meet with senior State Department officials.

U.S. Embassy newly appointed chief of staff Patrick Dunn, who currently works in the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, will also take part in the meetings, slated for August 11to 12, as follow-up to vice president Biden's trip to the Dominican Republic.

The meetings between Washington and Santo Domingo officials will focus on cooperation to promote greater energy security in the Dominican Republic, through a diversified grid and by implementing ways to the transform the sector.

In a statement, the U.S. Embassy said the U.S. Government reaffirms its commitment to work in close collaboration with the Dominican pars to support and develop solutions that transform the electricity sector. "Vice president Joe Biden during his visit to the Dominican Republic last June, announced the launch of the Caribbean initiative’s energy security.

"This initiative consists of a set of activities designed to provide various technical options that promote the transformation of the electricity sector of the Caribbean, recognizing that there’s no "one size fits all solution for the Caribbean countries," it said.

It adds that the Dominican Republic can evaluate the possibility to avail themselves of an expeditious, less bureaucratic process to import natural gas from the U.S, as a member of the CAFTA-DR free trade agreement.

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6 comment(s)
Written by: Radar, 11 Aug 2014 12:46 PM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

As everyone knows, no nation, businesses, or even individuals can function without energy.
I think the US sounds eager to export its (now abundant) natural gas, and we may be the recipient of a good deal in price for this essential commodity.

If it isn't too late, the two megawatt generators being built in Bani, can be fitted to burn gas instead of coal. For the good of the environment, and our economy, lets hope this can be arranged.
With plenty of cheaper electricity, everyone benefits, especially industry, as it will grow in tandem with the readily availability of power.

There is no secret to growth and prosperity at a national level. All it takes is manpower and energy. We have plenty of the latter, but not enough of the former.

With the US's help in this matter, what can possibly go wrong.? ..uh, us.?
Written by: chillinout, 11 Aug 2014 1:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The Dominican government will find a way to tax or skim which will make it less economical to society.

If that doesn't happen the current gas cartel will payoff officials to limit the impact of U.S gas supplies so society again does not benefit.
Written by: guillermone, 11 Aug 2014 10:49 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

If that doesn't happen the current gas cartel will payoff officials to limit the impact of U.S gas supplies so society again does not benefit.
Good point..........and it is happening in the US as well.
Natural gas is extremely inexpensive and abundant in the US that is can easily replace and substitute gasoline in no time all, but the petroleum industry in Washington is so powerful that they will never, never ever allow something like that to happen. In the mean time the public continues to pay higher gasoline prices, regardless of its relative lower cost when compared to other countries in the world. Like the DR for example.
Written by: TontoDominicano, 11 Aug 2014 11:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
El GLN es el combustible del siglo 21, mas limpio de los combustibles fosiles en abundancia y a precios que haran extremadamente competitiva la generacion de un kilowatt, Se instalan las plantas rapidamente dos años, y a un costo por megavatio muy por debajo de las opciones que se han planteado, y a como se paga actualmente en el pais, Republica Dominicana debe mirar hacia el futuro dejando al lado el pasado, Debe aprovechar por fin el DR-CAFTA que hasta ahora ha sido segun los informes economicos muy adverso a la balanza comercial entre sus socios y la Rep. dominicana. Existen proyectos en ese sentido como el mostrado en esa fotografia y otro de instalacion de plantas en el norte por otra empresa norteamericana que tiene varios años en esas gestiones.
Written by: Radar, 12 Aug 2014 9:09 AM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

""Debe aprovechar por fin el DR-CAFTA que hasta ahora ha sido segun los informes economicos muy adverso a la balanza comercial entre sus socios y la Rep. dominicana.""

Asi es, Senor TD.
Tenemos que apresurar la gestion de estas plantas electricas. Como sabemos, la energia abundante es la base principal del desarrollo. Cuando el CAFTA entre en function, nosotros tendriamos la fuersa industrial para todo tipo de productos que se pueda vender en todo los mercados, especialmente en los de miembros de este acuerdo.
Creo que la inversion estrangera ahumentaria explosiva si tuvieramos la energia necesaria para fabricar toda clase de consumo. De esta manera, el desempleo bajaria a indice nunca visto en nuestra republica.
tengo mucha esperanza de que despues del 2016, cuando estas plantas entren en function, nuestro pais va a prosperar extremamente.
Written by: gomas, 13 Aug 2014 10:31 AM
From: Dominican Republic, The Greatest Banana Republic on Earth
this can benefit us all, I am soooo tired of energy going out
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