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RAJSHAHI, May 20, 2014 (BSS) – Instead of depending on only the fossil fuel emphasis should be given on enriching the renewable energy sources to face the energy challenges, speakers at a discussion said here today. They viewed the availability of energy from many different sources is vital for the present life in meeting the challenge of the ever- increasing demand for energy. Regional office of Bangladesh Standards and Testing... »
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed a $120 million agreement on Thursday with a tri- nation joint venture company USDKGEL to build a 60 megawatt wind power plant at Cox’s Bazaar. As per the agreement, the power plant will be built in 12 months from the date of signing. The USDKGEL – a joint venture among US, Denmark and Bangladeshi companies – will build and operate the plant to supply... »
Solar power plant is becoming popular in six upazilas of the district as it gives uninterrupted power supply with low cost. Many people of remote villages of Sadar, Amtali, Bamna, Betagi, Pathorghata and Taltoli upazilas are now using solar power in the district as it requires low cost. Now the villagers neither suffer from low-voltage, nor get irritated due to load shedding like those living in cities and towns. The... »
DHAKA, April 24, 2014 (BSS)-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has a plan to set up solar-based power plants in the country to meet growing demands of electricity. “We have already given highest emphasis to produce electricity from renewable energy and we have a plan to build solar-based power plants to meet growing demands of electricity,” she said. The Prime Minister said this when Austrian Ambassador to Bangladesh... »
The government will install a solar power plant in Sulla upazila of Sunamganj district aiming to give the people of remote haor (wetland) areas access to solar energy facilities. The solar power plant will be installed under a project involving Tk 29 crore with finance from the Climate Trust Fund and the government of Bangladesh. RRIL Suncret Consortium will implement the scheme. The country’s biggest solar plant with 400 kilowatt... »
The government is going to revise the Renewable Energy Policy. Giving lifetime waiver of income taxes to foreign companies investing in renewable energy sector to entertain foreign investment in the sector. If the policy is revised, foreign investors will get more benefit compare to local investors in the country’s renewable energy businesses as the locals will get the tax waiver for 15 years. The draft revised policy also suggested the... »
Frankfurt / New York, 7 April 2014 – Renewable energy’s share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released today. According to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 – produced by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $350 million financing package supporting the construction of the 320 megawatt Sarulla Geothermal Power Development Project in North Sumatra, Indonesia, an investment expected to unlock clean energy investments across the country, which holds 40% of the world’s geothermal resources. The renewable energy project will provide clean, baseload power to an Indonesian grid currently dominated by aging coal and oil-fired power plants. It... »
The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said, the government was considering to allocate subsidy for entrepreneurs and users of the renewable energy. He, however, said that the mode of subsidy for the rural users and urban users would be different. On 13th april, the state minister was addressing a roundtable on Revised Renewable Energy Policy as chief guest. The roundtable chaired by Tapos kumar roy,... »
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) headquarters in Manila is now meeting all of its energy needs from renewable sources, following a geothermal power supply agreement with AdventEnergy Inc., a licensed retail electricity supplier of Aboitiz Power. The headquarters is now powered by 100% renewable energy generated by geothermal plants in Tiwi in Albay province and Makiling-Banahaw in Laguna province, both of which are on the main Philippine island of Luzon,... »