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Dhaka Saturday,  Nov 17, 2018

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A solar power plant having a power generation capacity of 28 MW has recently started its operation in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar. Accounting this, the power generation capacity from renewable energy sources exceeds five percent of the country’s total demand. Technaf Solartech Energy Ltd (TSEL) has installed this power plant in Teknaf utilizing a total of 116 acres of land. Currently, the power plant is feeding 20MW to the national... »
A global organization dedicated to building a more inclusive world through innovative finance and support for high-impact enterprises – announced their first Bangladesh investment from the IIX Growth Fund, into off-grid solar energy firm SOLshare. IIX brought together a consortium of investors including Silicon Valley-based innogy New Ventures LLC (the venture capital investment arm of the German utility firm innogy SE), and Portuguese utility firm EDP, to close a US$1.66... »
Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said the government has initiated a move to import solar power from India taking the advantage of time zoning, reports UNB. “Some areas in India have the advantage of solar power generation with their different time zoning with which Bangladesh local timing has a big difference,” he said while moderating a seminar on “New Technologies: Innovations in Power and Energy” at the... »
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government has abandoned plans to set an emissions reduction target in legislation. Mr Turnbull’s U-turn alters a key plank of his signature energy policy, and follows a revolt by conservative MPs within his government. It comes amid media reports that Mr Turnbull could face a leadership challenge if the issue is not resolved. Mr Turnbull said the climate policy was not supported by... »
The government has prepared Wind Modeling by conducting wind research in different beach and river areas of the country aimed at attracting more investment in the power sector. The power division organised a workshop on Wind Resource Mapping at Bidyut Bhaban with power division secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus in the chair. Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Advisor Dr Towfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram delivered his speech as the chief... »
The 2ndCEO Roundtable, organised by Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) at its Head Office on Wednesday, showcased the technology interventions related to energy efficiency measures in the RMG and Textile sectorof Bangladesh. Top executives of the major textile and RMG companies were present in the Roundtable. The Roundtable has providedthe participants with greater insights on emerging energy efficient measures implemented in Bangladesh as well as those considered as global best... »
The World Bank on Tuesday approved $55 million to expand use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. This additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II) Project will install 1,000 solar irrigation pumps, 30 solar mini-grids, and about 4 million improved cookstoves in rural areas, said a World Bank press release. The project, including the additional... »
Naraynganj City Corporation will produce electricity from waste, first of its kind in the history of country’s power generation. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Narayanganj City Corporation and the Power Development Board on Wednesday at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday. State Minister for Power, energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid and Mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation Salina haiat Ivy were present at the signing ceremony.... »
Solid waste is one of the important challenges human civilization deals with today, while environmentalists consider that as one of the significant resources. With rapid increase in population and urbanization, improper disposal and poor management of solid waste generated in Bangladesh (16,380 tons per day) is severely worsening the environmental condition. Particularly, organic kitchen wastes account for about 70% of the solid waste generation in the country. Bangladesh is a... »
President M Abdul Hamid today reaffirmed firm commitment to further promote renewable energy, more particularly solar one, saying that Bangladesh is always ready to mutually collaborate and cooperate for ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. “Our priorities are often underpinned by developmental goals . . . Nevertheless, we should not forget to protect environment for the benefit of our future generations,” he said while addressing the plenary... »