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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

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US on Tuesday assured India of “doing more” by providing it finances for innovative renewable energy projects while asserting that it is the “only way” of meeting the challenge of climate change. US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the civil nuclear cooperation between both the countries will bring affordable and clean energy to tens of millions of Indian households. “To build on our shared leadership in combating climate... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said, The efficient use of energy should start from our family. He also stated that all the countrymen should work together to raise the public awareness in using fuels efficiently at homes. On Tuesday, the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) and Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves (GACC) jointly organized a campaign program for modern stoves at Keraniganj... »
Speakers at a seminar on solar energy on Wednesday urged the government to take more initiatives to promote renewable energy across the country, particularly in the off-grid areas. “Rural people in the off-grid areas can get electricity at low-cost price if the government takes the initiative. There is huge potential of solar power to be utilised for small and agro-based industries,” said Dr. Khandaker Mokaddem Hossain, pro-vice chancellor of Bangladesh... »
ABB wins 1st commercial order for breakthrough 15-second flash charging technology to enable CO2-free public transport in Geneva. Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zero-emission mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future urban transportation Zurich, Switzerland, July 15, 2016 – ABB has been awarded orders totaling more than $16 million by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), Geneva’s public transport... »
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first “magical” solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane. Applause broke out as the experimental plane set down at Seville airport in southern Spain just before 7:40 am (0540 GMT) where a team was on the ground to welcome Swiss pilot and adventurer Bertrand Piccard. “It is so fantastic!”, Piccard told the... »
Solar battery exporters face a stumbling block in the thriving Nepalese market as the Himalayan nation increased above 245 per cent import-level duties, prompting the country’s solar battery manufacturers to seek commerce ministry’s intervention. The abrupt rise in the duties proposed in the national budget of Nepal for the financial year 2016-17 would hamper the prospects of battery exports from Bangladesh to the rapidly flourishing market in Nepal, said Bangladesh... »
All his life, farmer Nasiruddin saw his poverty ridden village in complete darkness after dusk, with electricity being a distant dream. That changed last year when he installed a solar lantern system. “Life used to stop here after sundown,” he says, “Kerosene lamps were expensive. My children studied in candle light with a lot of difficulty, and we couldn’t do any work properly at night. But now solar power has... »
Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity — one of several important firsts for green energy announced today in a UN-backed report. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, the 10th edition of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) annual publication, launched today by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and... »
The government has plans to generate 2,000MW power from solar-based facilities by 2021. It was disclosed today (15th February) in a contract signing ceremony between Bangladesh Power Development Board and MKGE Consortium Ltd. Additional Secretary (admin) of Power Development Board (PDB) Mazharul Haque and Managing Director of HKGE consortium Ki Yang Li signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organization. According to agreement PDB will buy electricity at $0.17... »
The Government of Bangladesh has two sets of directives for renewable energy investment. The first is the 500 MW Solar Program, developed in 2012. The objective of the program is to add 500 MW of solar generation capacity by 2016 through financing and implementing solar-powered projects in both the public and private sectors. Government has also set renewable energy development targets for several technologies for each year from 2015 to... »