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The US promulgated an energy emergency, an increase in import of solar panels from Southeast Asia

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July 5, 2022

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The US promulgated an energy emergency, an increase in import of solar panels from Southeast Asia

Trường Lăng

July 5, 2022

On June 6 (according to the East Coast of the United States), the US President Joe Biden promulgated an energy emergency in this country.

The US President Joe Biden promulgated an energy emergency. Photo: New York Times

President Biden declared that the US’ ability to supply enough electricity is being threatened, and he said that the reason to this situation is somewhat from the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Speaking to the press, President Biden said that the national security and the American people’s life quality is being degraded by the potential shortage of electricity supply. The US leader cited the National Defense Production Act – originally as part of an effort to mobilize the entire industry to join Korean War – to promote domestic production of solar panels and other “clean” forms of energy to increase electricity supply.

President Biden said that there are currently “many factors that are threatening the ability to supply enough electricity to serve the customers’ needs of the US. Those factors include the breakdown of energy markets because of Russia-Ukraine conflict and extreme weather conditions more exacerbated because of climate change.”

In the statement on June 6, the White House said that President Biden commanded the implementation of emergency measures to increase critical supplies to the US solar manufacturers. The US government also announced 2 year tax exemption for solar panels imported from Southeast Asia.

In the statement, the White House said the tax exemption applies to solar panels imported from Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand. Thanks to this decision, the US can ensure a sufficient supply for the parts to meet power generation demand while domestic solar power production increases. President Biden also activated the National Defense Production Act (DPA) to boost the US solar panel production.

The White House emphasized that the current clean energy technologies play an important role in reducing energy costs for homes, reducing risks to the electricity supply in the United States. The United States sets a target as triple as the solar electricity produced in the US by 2024, from 7.5 gigawatts to 22.5 gigawatts, enough electricity to 3.3 million homes in the US yearly.

With the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 50 to 52% by 2030, as well as eliminating carbon emissions in the US electricity production by 2035 as pledged by the US President Biden, is also very important to increase renewable energy such as solar energy.

According to AP, President Biden authorized the US Department of Energy to use DPA to speed up the production of solar panel components, energy-saving equipment, building insulation, transformers are required for power grids and other devices such as fuel cells.

President Biden government promulgates emergency measures in the energy sector in the context of soaring gasoline and fuel prices in the US because of supply disruptions derived from Russia-Ukraine conflict. President Biden’s effort to cut the clean energy tax, and other major proposals to encourage domestic green energy production, also submitted in the Congress for a long time.

Under the control of President Donald Trump, DPA has also been activated during COVID-19 pandemic to increase the production of drugs and medical equipment in the US. This law was also activated during the Second World War.

Source: Baotintuc

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