28 Aug, 2014

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The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry


The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry
Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world wi  [ ... ]

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 p  [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]

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.   [ ... ]

Employee Recruitment Process in Organization


Employee Recruitment Process in Organization
Nabamita Momtaz: Recruitment is the process of having the right person, in the right place, at the right time. It is crucial to organizational perfor  [ ... ]

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 th  [ ... ]

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 e  [ ... ]

Chevron Bangladesh Holds Two Eye-Camps


Chevron Bangladesh Holds Two Eye-Camps
Chevron Bangladesh held two day-long eye-camps for underprivileged community members living near its Bibiyana and Moulavi Bazar gas plants. The eye-ca  [ ... ]

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. Pe  [ ... ]
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extends tenure of quick power & energy act for four years

extends tenure of quick power & energy act for four years

The cabinet today decided to extend the "Power and Energy Quick Supply (special provision) Act" for more four years to ensure uninterrupted power and energy supply in the country keeping pace with growing demand.
The approval was given in the regular meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the present government enacted the Power and Energy Quick Supply (special provision) Act in 2010, whic  [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
Time has come to replace inefficient captive power plants: Tawfiq
Time has come to replace inefficient captive power plants: Tawfiq

Prime Minister\'s Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chow-dhury Saturday said the government is considering to enact a law to legally compel the consumers to save energy by ensuring its efficient use to cope with the yawning demand-supply gap. He said under the plan, industrial and domestic users will be given a certain period of time to replace their old and inefficient energy equ  [...]
Sandwip to be brought under natl power grid
ADB Supports Public-Private Hydropower Project in Lao PDR
Modi offers Nepal $1b loan for build power plants and roads
BD, Nepal agree to set up jointy power sector
Indian pvt companies want to invest in BD power sector: Pankaj
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Gas Sector
No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina
No extra blocks to exploration companies in the Bay: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has firmly stated that no company will get more than one block in the Bay of Bengal to explore oil and gas. During Wednesday’s meeting at her office, Hasina also directed the floating of fresh tenders for this. The ministers of finance, shipping, industries, water resources, environment, land, planning, civil aviation, and foreign affairs,  [...]
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
Niko Can not sell or transfer any property from Bangladesh
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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
Long march to Sundarbans on Sept 5
Long march to Sundarbans on Sept 5

The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Monday announced its ‘March to Sundarbans’ programme for September 5-7, demanding withdrawal of Rampal power plant  project in Bagerhat. Committee member secretary Prof Anu Muhammad declared the programme schedule at a press conference at Udichi’s Topkhana Road headquarters.  [...]
Indian Minister to Visit Bangladesh
Power, energy consumers to be brought under legal framework
Mexico signs energy reform into law ending 76yr monopoly
Govt should make a policy to use marine resources
Abu Bakar Siddique News Energy secretary
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Green Pages
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 Project at Narayanpur Union, Nageshwari, Kurigram. Under the Project, GEA will provide electricity to adjacent 609 households and 145 commercial entities. Total cost of the project is BDT 6.27 crore. IDCOL will provide 30% of the  [...]
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
South-South Renewables Trade Grows Faster than Global Trade
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Coal Sector
Implementation of Phulbari deal demanded
Implementation of Phulbari deal demanded

Politicians, academics and rights defenders on Friday demanded immediate implementation of Phulbari agreement signed in 2006 stating that open-pit method would not be followed in mining coal at Phulbari in Dinajpur. They made the demand at a discussion organised by Dhaka City unit of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports at Maitri Audit  [...]
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
Procession in Phulbari Demand for Coalmine
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Something to Say
Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
Ukraine s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

By Robert Bensh: Ukraine\'s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production. The Ukrainian military\'s showdown with separatists in the industrial east has forced coal mines to severel  [...]
Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens
Could Gang Violence End Mexico s Shale Dream?
World Cup hosts Brazil bans corporal punishment
How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?
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Environment
Dhaka second worst city
Dhaka second worst city

Dhaka has been ranked as the second least liveable city among the world\'s 140 cities in this year\'s Global Liveability Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Only Damascus in war-torn Syria lags behind Dhaka, which was placed in second position last year too and at the bottom the year before. The list is prepared based on the scores across a range of criter  [...]
Climate change to eat up 9% of GDP growth : ADB
$111m ADB loan for Bangladesh
Launch sinks in Padma with over 200 passengers
Take effective steps to make Buriganga pollution-free: PM
New Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Change Displacement
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