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IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union


IDCOL to Finance Solar Mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) signed Financing Agreement with GRAM er Alo Limited (GEA) for setting up a 158.3 kW solar mini-grid  [ ... ]

Air Quality in Asia Pacific


Air Quality in Asia Pacific
Bangkok, 24 July 2014 – Over 70 per cent of the estimated seven million air pollution-related premature deaths each year occur in Asia and the P  [ ... ]

Speedy Supply of Power and Energy Act, 4 years extension


Speedy Supply of Power and Energy Act, 4 years extension
The power and energy ministry on Wednesday, in a second phase, decided to ask the government to extend the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special   [ ... ]

Govt should make a policy to use marine resources


Govt should make a policy to use marine resources
The government should make a sound national policy to use the country's marine resources for national interest, a meeting was told Saturday. The vi  [ ... ]

First ever retrofit technology from Japan for earthquake resistant fire


First ever retrofit technology from Japan for earthquake resistant fire
DHAKA, July 19, 2014 – Systematic retrofitting construction work by PWD started at Tejgaon Fire Station building for the first time in the count  [ ... ]

Clarke Energy exceeds 4 GW installed base milestone in its 25th year


Clarke Energy exceeds 4 GW installed base milestone in its 25th year
Clarke Energy and the companies which it has acquired now represent an installed base of over 4 GW. This generation capacity is deployed across 21 cou  [ ... ]

StanChart raises $190m for Summit power plant


StanChart raises $190m for Summit power plant
Standard Chartered Bank has raised $190 million from international lenders for a 335-megawatt electricity plant of Summit Meghnaghat Power Company Ltd  [ ... ]

Follow the Technology to the Next Oil Boom


Follow the Technology to the Next Oil Boom
By James Stafford: Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to th  [ ... ]
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As Russia s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

As Russia s Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

By Nicholas Cunningham:
The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia.
Just one day earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama slapped sanctions on Russia over its ongoing role in the destabilization of Ukraine. The sanctions prohibited American banks from issuing loans with a maturity of over 90 days to four key Russian companies – Rosneft, Novatek, Gazprombank, and VEB.
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Power Sector
Power productions new record
Power productions new record

Power plants in Bangladesh have broken record for generating electricity. Power Development Board (PDB) spokesperson Saiful Alam Chowdhury said 7,371 megawatt (MW) electricity was fed into the National Grid around 8pm on Tuesday, which is the highest ever. They were capable of matching even a greater demand, he claimed. On March 30, the previous highest of 7,356 MW power was ge  [...]
China invest in Argentina for power, shipbuilding and railways
ADB Loan to Give Uzbekistan Power Plant New Lease of Life
Bibiyana 2: French company hands transformer over to Bangladesh
Rosatom 4 new nuclear power units to be launched this year
Deal sign with WB to increase capacity of power transmission
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Gas Sector
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas

DHAKA, July 10, 2014: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Russian state-run oil and gas exploration company Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for exploration of more gas. The Prime Minister made the request when a delegation of Gazprom International, led by its CEO Valeriy Gulev, called on the PM at her official Ganobhaban residence here this morni  [...]
Niko Can not sell or transfer any property from Bangladesh
Fourteen killed in India gas pipeline blast and fire
Agreement for FSRU LNG Terminal
LNG: The Long, Strategic Play for Europe: Interview with Robert Bensh
BAPEX discovers country s 26th gas field in purbachal
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Petroleum Sector
These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft
These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

By Chris Dalby: These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft. These are Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia.  Nigeria: As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa\'s new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or more than the country spends on educat  [...]
Tullow wins appeal on Uganda oil claims
Tullow Oil share price: Explorer to challenge Ugandan tax ruling
Tullow says to abandon Gardim-1 exploration well in Ethiopia
BPC import 1.58 mil mt of fuel during next 6 month
Tullow strikes oil at Hanssen well offshore Norway
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EB Reports
Abu Bakar Siddique News Energy secretary
Abu Bakar Siddique News Energy secretary

Four secretaries have been transferred and given new postings in the latest administrative reshuffle. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification in this regard on Tuesday. It says Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Abu Bakar Siddique has been made secretary of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry while Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Secret  [...]
World Cup : Shakira set the stage on fire during closing ceremony
Germany wins World Cup after 1-0 victory over Argentina
BD gets 19,467 square-kilometres in the Bay of Bengal
Bangladesh gets verdict on maritime dispute with India
ADB Provides Loans to Bangladesh Tackle Menace of River Erosion
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Green Pages
Rooftop solar power provision to be revised
Rooftop solar power provision to be revised

The Power Ministry is likely to revise its rooftop solar power provision to ease the process for obtaining new power connections.The existing provision, introduced in 2010, makes it mandatory that if a residential consumer wants to have an electricity connection with more than 2 kilowatts of load, he must set up a rooftop solar panel covering at least 3 per cent of his total sa  [...]
ADB Loan to Help Unlock Indonesia s Clean Energy Potential
ADB Aids Sri Lanka s Push to Cut Fuel Oil Use, Boost Renewables
WB to provide $78.4m for solar home
South-South Renewables Trade Grows Faster than Global Trade
China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs
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Coal Sector
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management

Shamim Jahangir:   The proposed open-pit mining at Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur depends on lifting of 344 million cubic metres of water and its successful management. This was disclosed at a workshop on water modeling at Barapukuria coal mine held in Dhaka on Thursday. Petrobangla Chairman Prof Hossain Monsur, former Petrobangla chairman Mosharaf Hossain, Petro  [...]
Phulbari People Organized rally demanding coalmine
Procession in Phulbari Demand for Coalmine
Chinese plans pose huge risk to coal investors
Turkey coal mine disaster: Desperate search at Soma pit
Navy wants to set up coal-fired power plant at Moheshkhali
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Something to Say
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens

SIR FRANK PETERS: There is an horrific misconception in some societies that beating children help them become better people. All logic and a massive hill of evidence to the contrary is totally ignored. Some people even have the audacity to equate corporal punishment with discipline, which is totally ludicrous. Schools and madrasahs play an enormous role in the shaping of so  [...]
Could Gang Violence End Mexico s Shale Dream?
World Cup hosts Brazil bans corporal punishment
How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?
Peak Pollution: China Aims For The Top So It Can Go Down
Mahbubul Alam: a giant among giants, a gentleman among gentlemen
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Environment
New Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Change Displacement

A new book published On Monday argues that the mass human displacement expected to be caused by climate change can be prevented and repaired through policies focusing on ensuring access to land for those affected. Land Solutions to Climate Displacement, edited by leading international human rights and climate change expert Scott Leckie, is based on field work in more than a  [...]
ADB Provide loan for Bangladesh Climate Resilience
Japan, ADB Announce Fund for Low-Carbon Technologies in Asia
Resolve Common Environmental Concerns between Bangla-Indo
Securing Future Prosperity in Asia and the Pacific
ADB provide $2 million grant from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction
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