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Dhaka Saturday,  Mar 28, 2015
All kinds of incandescent light bulbs, known as conventional light bulbs, are likely to go from residential and commercial use within the next three years as those will be replaced with LED ones. Newly formed Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) has undertaken the programme in consultation with the manufacturers and traders of energy saving bulbs. “The promotion of LED bulbs to replace the incandescent bulbs will be our... »

Power Sector

VAT, duty waiver sought on import of Rampal machinery

nationall-rampal Power Division has sought waver of VAT and other duties on import of machinery and necessary equipment for implementing 1320MW coal-fired power project at Rampal near Sundarbans. Power Division Secretary Monowar Islam in a letter to Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mojiburr Rahman requested to... »

Gas Sector

Shell interest offshore exploration

shangu-337x205 Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd, a sister concern of British oil and gas giant Shell, which winded up its operations in Bangladesh in 1975, has shown interest to start a new offshore exploration venture in the Bay of Bengal. Dr Adrian Richard-son, Shell’s senior opportunity leader for Asia, showed the... »

Petroleum

Govt cuts tariff of refined petroleum

fuel-22-337x205 The government has reduced tariff of different refined petroleum fuels at condensate fluctuation plants as the private sector gets more profit from it taking advantage of lower crude fuel prices on the international market. The latest adjustments will take effect from November 2014 but it will not impact the consumers... »

EB Reports

Donors Advice us to Increase Price of Energy

banglanews24.com Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury Bir Bikrom said, the foreign donors always advice us to increase the price of electricity and gas and use the additional money for the development of our industries. Mentioning that Bangladesh needs reliable power supplies to support industrial growth, which will... »

Green Pages

Solar solution for Jhenidah farmers

solar.jinaidha There is no power in the village, but an initiative by a farmers’ cooperative has boosted their hopes of bumper crop yields in the vicinity. Two solar pumps have put smiles on growers’ faces as they can now irrigate paddy fields at much lower costs. The pumps, first of their... »

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

Consumers Winning With Low Oil Prices, For Now

oilprice Lest we be too quick to forget whence we came, America is now 9-months into lower gasoline prices, which started their swoon the week of June 30, 2015 from a lofty national average just under $3.70, tumbling almost every subsequent week before bottoming and bouncing from $2.02 the end of... »

Environment

World Meteorological Day today

metrology day 2015 The World Meteorological Day is being observed in Bangladesh today like other countries in the world highlighting the huge contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society. The theme of this year is “Climate knowledge for climate action”, that provides an opportunity to... »