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Dhaka Monday,  May 21, 2018

BD Generate 2,000MW By 2020 From Renewable Sources

EB Desk

Bangladesh has been working with a target to produce 2,000MW of electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid announced this while presiding over a session of the two-day 6th ministerial meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on the last day yesterday.

The meeting, which was held in Abu Dhabi of the UAE, began on Saturday.

Representatives from 150 countries participated in the meeting although the IRENA has 145 members, according to a message received in Dhaka sunday.

The IRENA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. Reducing carbon emission and promoting energy conservation is also its core area of work.

The 6th ministerial conference reviewed the progress of different countries in renewable energy use and also their mid-term plans for 2016 and 2017.

It also discussed different areas of renewable energy, including solar, biomass and hydro wind, to ensure their sustainable use across the globe.

Nasrul Hamid said Bangladesh has formed Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) as part of its frantic move to increase the share of renewable energy in power generation.

“But the unaffordable price of renewable energy has been a major barrier to the way of Bangladesh’s move to increase the renewable energy’s stake in total electricity generation,” he added.

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