02 Sep, 2014

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Villager s spawned electricity could contribute to national grids in BD


Villager s spawned electricity could contribute to national grids in BD
Kabir Uddin: Bangladesh has sustained an impressive track record for growth and development and has shown tremendous growth in recent years. In the p  [ ... ]

Experimental gas extraction starts in Bhola


Experimental gas extraction starts in Bhola
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) has started to extract gas at Shahbazpur Gas Field 3 in Bhola on an experiment  [ ... ]

Renewable energy now makes up 22% of the worlds power


Renewable energy now makes up 22% of the worlds power
Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world's electricity, the Internat  [ ... ]

Climate change may fall rice production by half


Climate change may fall rice production by half
Speakers, at a workshop, said global warming and climate change may reduce rice yields by 50 percents in 2070. The workshop titled “Greenhous  [ ... ]

Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade


Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade
Europe will remain heavily reliant on Russian gas for at least until the 2020s and potentially much longer due to the lack of an alternative, accordin  [ ... ]

Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts


Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts
Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when   [ ... ]

No plans to hike fuel price now: Muhith


No plans to hike fuel price now: Muhith
The government does not plan to raise prices of fuel oil anytime soon, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said He said the Cabinet Committee on Governme  [ ... ]
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PM for using huge potential of sea resources through proper management

PM for using huge potential of sea resources through proper management

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2014 - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today put emphasis on using huge potentials of the sea and sea resources through proper management to ensure sustainable development of the country.
"History of development of many countries tells us that the countries which utilized the sea and its resources became economically more prosperous than others. Bangladesh should be of no exception to this development," she said.
The Prime Minister was inaugurating a two-day "International Workshop on Blue Economy" at Pan Pacific So  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
PDB signs deal with Indian company on Sikalbaha plant
PDB signs deal with Indian company on Sikalbaha plant

State-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) on Sunday signed a contract with an Indian company, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), for the construction of the 225 MW combined cycle (dual fuel) power plant at Shikalbaha in Chittagong. Larsen & Toubro will install the plant as EPC contractor at a cost of Tk 17.07 billion (equivalent to US$ 202.22 million). As p  [...]
Sandwip to be brought under natl power grid
ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR
Time has come to replace inefficient captive power plants: Tawfiq
Modi offers Nepal $1b loan for build power plants and roads
BD, Nepal agree to set up jointy power sector
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Gas Sector
Drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field begins
Drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field begins

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) Friday started drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field in Sathia upazila of the district. Petrobangla chairman Prof Hossain Monsur inaugurated the drilling work around 11am at the gas-field, the first of its kind in the country’s northern region, according to a news agency. Bapex explorers noted that the ‘Mu  [...]
No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina
Illegal gas connection won t be legalized
Gas Sector Achievements of Petrobangla in Last 5 Years
National Energy Security Day today
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas
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Petroleum Sector
Big Oil Discovery at Western Australia
Big Oil Discovery at Western Australia

US oil and player Apache has made what is being feted by some as potentially Australia’s largest oil discovery in the last 30 years, fuelling hopes of a new oil province located off the north-west coast. The field found by the Phoenix South-1 well, which was targeting gas rather than oil, could have potentially up to 300 million barrels of oil in place, according to Ap  [...]
Oil prices head lower on oversupply worries
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi
5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil
As Russia s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle
Tullow wins appeal on Uganda oil claims
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EB Reports
Flood situation worsens across country
Flood situation worsens across country

Several lakh people have been marooned. Flood situation in the country has deteriorated further as fresh areas were engulfed by flood water due to rise of water levels in all major rivers during the past couple of days. According to a bulletin issued by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), flood situation in the districts of Shariatpur, Madaripur, Munshiganj, Rajbari,  [...]
Rescuers free trapped Nicaraguan miners
extends tenure of quick power & energy act for four years
Chevron Bangladesh Holds Two Eye-Camps
Indian Minister to Visit Bangladesh
Long march to Sundarbans on Sept 5
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Green Pages
Japanese professor taps into flower power
Japanese professor taps into flower power

A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good. In a country badly scarred by the tsunami-sparked nuclear disaster at Fukushima three years ago, the hydrangea-inspired solar offering is small beer alongside one of the world\'s biggest offshore wind power farms now floating o  [...]
IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union
ADB Loan to Help Unlock Indonesia s Clean Energy Potential
ADB Aids Sri Lanka s Push to Cut Fuel Oil Use, Boost Renewables
Rooftop solar power provision to be revised
WB to provide $78.4m for solar home
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Coal Sector
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal

India\'s Supreme Court has ruled that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal. Successive governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was "not fair and transparent" and without competitive bidding, the court said. The court will now examine whether 218 such licences should be cancelled. In  [...]
Implementation of Phulbari deal demanded
Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners
Ecnec approved Matarbari coal-fired power project
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
Phulbari People Organized rally demanding coalmine
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Something to Say
Phulbari Day: Celebrating the Uprising Against Open Pit Mining in Bangla
Phulbari Day: Celebrating the Uprising Against Open Pit Mining in Bangla

By Anu Muhammed: Every year since 2006, people of Bangladesh observe the 26th of August as ‘Phulbari Day’. This is a day to remember people’s resistance against an open pit mining project proposed by Asia Energy; to celebrate people’s power and people’s resistance against plunder and destruction; a challenge against anti-people ‘developme  [...]
The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry
Employee Recruitment Process in Organization
Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens
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Environment
Environment-friendly construction materials for development : Monju
Environment-friendly construction materials for development : Monju

Stressing the need for using environment-friendly construction materials, environment and forest minister Anwar Hossain Manju sunday said the use of environment-friendly construction materials is needed for sustainable development. "There is no alternative but to use environment-friendly construction materials for sustainable development," the minister said while spe  [...]
Climate change to eat up 9% of GDP growth : ADB
Dhaka second worst city
$111m ADB loan for Bangladesh
Launch sinks in Padma with over 200 passengers
Take effective steps to make Buriganga pollution-free: PM
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