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Experts underscored the need for reduction of CO2 emissions and minimize costs related to industrial energy consumption via energy efficiency engagement aimed at green transformation for ensuring environmentally sustainable economic growth. They were speaking at the launching ceremony of the Energy Efficiency Engagement program of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bangladesh (NCCI). NCCI in collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) through the Embassy of Denmark... »

Power Sector

Create fund for social development of coal power

own-coal-imported-coal-dilemma-337x205 As the government is looking for augmentation of coal based power to meet the increasing demand, the cabinet today approved a proposal of the Power Division for creating a fund for rehabilitation and social development of the neighbourhoods of coal-fired power plants. The cabinet in its weekly meeting at Bangladesh... »

Gas Sector

Titas launch online payment system next year

Titas Gas Contact Signing Image Starting next year, customers of the state-run Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd will be able to pay their bills online. A deal was signed yesterday in this regard between Titas and a Bangladeshi consortium of Devine IT Ltd, Businessland Ltd and Rightbrain Solution Ltd. Mustaque Ahmed, secretary at... »

Petroleum

Petroleum fund soon to save BPC from financial crunch

oil Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is set to create a Petroleum Development Fund like Gas Development Fund (GDF) or Electricity Development and Maintenance Fund to save the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) from financial crunch. According to the BERC the fund would be raised by taking a portion from the... »

EB Reports

Chevron-Brac’s Shurakkha Program Inaugurated

Surakkha “Shurakkha”, a comprehensive road-safety and defensive driving program for commercial bus & truck drivers, jointly organized by BRAC and Chevron in collaboration with the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), was recently inaugurated at a local hotel in Sylhet. This forms part of a larger initiative that targets communities living near... »

Green Pages

$100m scheme for clean stoves

stove The government has made a commitment to invest around US$100 million in promoting clean-cooking stove to check women’s health hazard and protect environment with support from local and foreign development partners. The investment will involve formulation of a policy-guideline to promote improved cooking stoves, known as “Bondhu Chula,” popularize the... »

Coal Sector

Phulbari Coal Mine Project

GCM Resources Is in Advocacy

coal Despite long-time silence from Government end to go ahead- GCM Resources-a London based resource Development Company is still advocating for developing Phulbari Coal Project- a crown jewel of country’s coal resources. As a pioneer investor in country’s untapped coal resources, GCM showed unlimited passions and commitment to develop the coal... »

Something to Say

Power utilities freed from political interference: West Bengal

Vidyut_Bhaban To enhance competition and accountability in the energy sector, state power utilities and regulators should be ‘freed’ from political interference, according to a study report by the World Bank. It also points out that the state governments in India need to give greater operational autonomy to their power utilities and... »

Environment

President for developing more climate-resilient crops

precident DHAKA, Feb 25, 2015 (BSS)- Stressing the need for developing different variety of climate-resilient crops, President Abdul Hamid today urged the agriculturists to make agricultural research, education, training and expansion more integrated and modern. “The big challenge for our agriculture is to fulfill the demand of food of the country’s... »