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Dhaka Friday,  Jun 23, 2017
Bangladesh has installed 13,596MW power plants since independence, with the Awami League accounting for more than 61 percent of electricity generation capacity in the last eight years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. During Wednesday’s parliament session, Hasina provided the figures, responding to a query by ruling MP Mamunur Rashid Kiron from Noakhali. She said the existing power generation capacity, including the captive power plants, stands at 15,351MW. Some old... »

Power Sector

Govt Plans To Generate 2000 MW Power From Renewable Energy: Nasrul Hamid

nasrul-patliament-ENERGYBANGLA360x187 State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government has a plan to boost the power generation capacity to 2,000 megawatts from the renewable energy sources by 2020. “The government is giving special importance to the renewable energy sources along with the conventional energy sources... »

Gas Sector

Supreme Court Clears Second Phase Of Gas Price Hike

highcourt-360x201 The Supreme Court has cleared a hike in the price of gas in the second phase overriding a ban on it by the High Court. On Monday, the Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha upheld the stay on the High Court’s order. On Feb 23, the... »


Govt Has No Plan To Cut Fuel Prices: Nosrul

sangsad-bhaban State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said the government has no plan to cut fuel prices, throwing cold water on Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s optimism. The state minister cleared the government stance on the issue in Parliament on Sunday. Following demands by several quarters... »

EB Reports

Price hike is plausible

15% VAT On Electricity-Liability On Customers Or Companies!

vat The government in its recent proposed budget for the FY 2017-18 imposed a 15 percent VAT on electricity and want it to implement from July 1st of this year. However, negotiations are going on to decide where the VAT will be imposed as it can be imposed either on the... »

Green Pages

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

solar - uk A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level tops the previous record... »

Coal Sector

New report: HELE coal technology key to growth in South East Asia

hazelwood-coal-power-station-i High-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired electricity generation technology will play a critical role in South-East Asia’s future economic prosperity and climate policies, according to a new report from ASEAN Centre for Energy and the World Coal Association (WCA). The new report confirms that HELE) coal technology will provide affordable and reliable... »


Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill, 2017 Places In JS

Atomic-Energy-Commission-energybangla Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill, 2017 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad today to facilitating peaceful use of nuclear power. Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafes Osman introduced the bill in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. Later, the House sent the bill to the... »

Something to Say

No Indications On Relief From Primary Fuel Crisis: Ijaz Hossain

ijaj-hossain-226x205 Allocating more money on the country’s power sector in proposed budget for the FY of 2017-18 is a good sign for the betterment of that sector but negligence is seen while allocating money for the country’s energy and mineral resources sector, said Prof. Ijaz Hossain as an instant reaction to... »


Govt Ignored Dredging Hazards Over Rampal power plant

rampal protest The government report on environmental impacts of the coal-fired power plant in Rampal has largely ignored the hazards that the shipping and dredging the plant will bring, two foreign experts have said. Dr William Kleindl, research faculty at the University of Montana in the US, and Dr Jon Brodie, professorial... »