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The Government of Bangladesh has recognized or is recognizing that electricity access qualifies as a human right. For example, (1) the Government of Bangladesh has signed technical assistant grant agreements with Asian Development Bank to provide renewable energy in rural areas with no access to grid electricity, and (2) the ministry of power, energy and mineral resources has also been implemented energy policy 2008 to meet five percent of the... »

Power Sector

State minister justifies power price hike plan

semi The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources has cited the increase in people’s incomes and use of technology to justify the government’s plan to hike the prices of electricity. The power prices were last increased in March after the Awami League came to power for the second consecutive... »

Gas Sector

Bibiyana Gas field shutdown, start again

The country has been facing a severe gas crisis since the last 48 hours as production at Bibiyana Gas Field, the second largest gas field of Bangladesh, has been disrupted from Thursday afternoon. Although Chevron, operator of the Bibiyana Gas Field, claimed that the gas field was closed for only... »

Petroleum

Norway’s Oil Decline Accelerating

fuel-2-337x205 New oil projects are being scrapped in Norway amid falling production and low oil prices. Long held up as the model for managing oil abundance, Norway has painstakingly sought to prevent the problems that occur with other natural resource-based economies, such as corruption, slow economic growth, currency appreciation, and subsequently,... »

EB Reports

Supreme Court judge receives prestigious award in Belgium

Supreme Court Justice Imman Ali.IJJO Statuette copy Supreme Court Justice Muhammad Imman Ali, a living legend of Bangladesh, has been given one of Europe’s most prestigious awards for his invaluable contribution towards the protection of children in Bangladesh. The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), presented the Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award in Brussels, Belgium, to him... »

Green Pages

New Service Aims to Speed Flow of Low-Carbon Technology

111m-adb-loan-for-bangladesh A new service set up by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to match buyers and sellers of low-carbon technologies to speed technology transfer to developing Asia. “Asia is the tip of the spear as far as climate change impacts are concerned. We need to ensure a swifter flow of... »

Coal Sector

GCM’s Statement on Gary Lye’s Phulbari Visit

GAry GCM organises regular community meetings as part of our commitment to ensure local communities remain fully informed on all aspects of the planned coal mine and power plant developments. As part of this routine activity a series of programs were organised for Tuesday 25/11 and Wednesday 26/11 to cater for... »

Something to Say

Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

ano-muhith The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. Not only has financing come from company shareholders and traditional banks, but hundreds of billions of dollars have also come from junk-bond investors looking for high returns. Junk-bond debt in energy... »

Environment

India on alert after Sunderbans oil spill

shela Environmental authorities in India are on alert after thousands of litres of oil spilled into a nature reserve in neighbouring Bangladesh. Conservation chief Pradeep Vyas said “precautions” were being taken in West Bengal’s coastal region. Oil leaked into waterways in the Sundarbans area after a collision involving a tanker three... »