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Dhaka Thursday,  Apr 18, 2024
Bangladesh is facing a complex transition from coal-based energy, said the Global Energy Monitor in its Boom and Bust Coal 2024 report published on 11 April. This year’s report, published globally, sheds light on Bangladesh’s coal energy landscape and emphasises the importance of using renewable energy. It calls for a shift from coal-based energy to renewable energy sources. The report highlighted Bangladesh’s economic burden due to its excessive reliance on... »

Power Sector

India Doubles New Coal Fired Power Capacity In 2023

The survey also highlights a surge in coal power proposals in India, with 11.4 GW of new proposals introduced by both public and private sector entities, the highest since 2016. This includes the revival of several long-stalled projects, indicating a significant shift towards expanding coal power infrastructure. New Delhi: India’s... »

Gas Sector

Bangladesh struggles to arrange gas supply for new gas-fired power plants

Bangladesh is struggling to arrange sufficient gas supply for half a dozen new gas-fired power plants with total generation capacity of around 3,510 MW due to heavy government subsidies and slow-moving reforms, according to project operators and market participants. Three new plants in the private sector are already in early... »

Petroleum

Oil Rebounds As Mideast Tensions Persist, But Set For Weekly Loss

SINGAPORE, April 12 (Reuters) : Oil prices rose on Friday as heightened tensions in the Middle East raised the risk of supply disruptions from the oil-producing region, though prices are set for weekly losses amid expectations of fewer U.S. interest rate cuts this year. Brent crude futures climbed 51 cents,... »

EB Reports

Pahela Baishakh Being Celebrated

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year-1431, is being celebrated across the country today with festivity, upholding the rich cultural values and rituals of the Bangalees A huge number of people are expected to join the “Nabo Barsho” festivities across the country, particularly in the capital city. Pahela... »

Green Pages

Bangladesh Can Go Big On Rooftop Solar: Speakers

Speakers at a webinar today (14 March 2024) echoed the ever-increasing importance of rooftop solar expansion in Bangladesh. The webinar titled Scaling up rooftop solar deployment in Bangladesh was jointly organized by the Energy & Power magazine and the global think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).... »

Coal Sector

India: By year-end, 20 coal mines likely to come into operation

Twenty coal mines are likely to become operational by the end of this year, a move that will reduce coal imports and help meet rising power demand. Peak power demand in the country is likely to cross 400 GW by 2030. According to an official source, these 20 coal blocks... »

Nuclear

PM urges ROSATOM to set up another nuclear power plant at Rooppur

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the Russian state-run ROSATOM to set up another nuclear power plant at Rooppur, if there is any scope for that. The premier made the request when ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban here. Briefing the reporters... »

Something to Say

How To Build Dhaka As A Water Wise City

Benjamin Franklin says “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” This seems very true for many urban areas and cities in the world. The mega city Dhaka is experiencing a severe water crisis in recent years. Water shortage becomes worse during the summer months. The groundwater table... »