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Norway is seeking to broaden its cooperation in the areas of offshore renewable energy, trade and investment in Bangladesh. This was said when Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt held a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a Dhaka hotel yesterday. The newly appointed Norwegian foreign minister is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh as both countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year. They expressed... »
As Bangladesh scales up its energy supply, its leaders face a choice: do they double down on imported fossil fuels, or invest in renewable energy instead? On March 21, 2022, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared 100% electricity coverage of the country. As one of the fast-growing economies in the world, Bangladesh needs a reliable energy grid, so this is a milestone moment. Last year, it made a major leap... »
The United States (US) special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry today assured his country’s assistance to Bangladesh in improving production of renewable energy as well as creating afforestation along the coastal belt. The assurance came at a meeting between Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Kerry at Palau on the sidelines of seventh “Our Ocean Conference”, a foreign ministry press release said. During the meeting the presidential... »
Akij Group has recently set up its first rooftop solar plant at Janata Jute Mill, Dobra, Boalmari, Faridpur. Leading global ICT infrastructure and solution provider Huawei has provided technical solutions and support to this initial 470 KW project with the Engineering Procurement Construction partner, Cynergy. An inauguration ceremony has been organized at the area where Sheikh Bashir Uddin, Managing Director of Akij Group, and Jason Li, Board Member of Huawei... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid and ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurate 2.16MW rooftop solar power plant at Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC’s headquarters in Chandra, Gazipur. Bangladesh has achieved the milestone of 100 per cent electrification across the country as the first South Asian nation. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the declaration while she inaugurated the country’s biggest Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant.... »
Half of Ukraine’s 9500MW of renewable energy capacity is threatened with complete or partial destruction because of the Russian war against the country, according to the Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy (UARE). The Association said 47% of the installed capacity of renewable energy power plants is located in the regions where active hostilities are taking place. In addition, many projects are located in areas adjacent to these areas. The vast... »
Expansion of the nascent renewable-energy sector is stymied by a prohibitive 37-per cent duty and taxes levied on import of solar inverters, stakeholders say, thus hindering the much-hyped green option. The taxes came into effect in the current fiscal year as the National Board of Revenue (NBR) didn’t include the item in a statutory regulatory order for duty/tax-exempted electronic products and equipment. In the past, such taxes were never imposed... »
Renewable energy (RE) comprises of energy from the sun (directly), usually called solar, biomass, wind, tidal, geothermal and hydro. The endowment of these resources will determine how much of each form of renewable energy source can be exploited in a country. For example, Bangladesh does not have geothermal potential and its hydro potential, especially that based on elevation, is small. Tidal is a new form of energy source that is... »
Bangladesh has sought IRENA’s technical and financial support in undertaking the feasibility study and mapping of the renewable energy potentials in Bangladesh. Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen discussed the issue during a meeting with Francesco La Camera, director general of International Renewable Energy Agency at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Momen mentioned offshore wind resource assessment with detailed feasibility study and pilot project on Solar-Wind-Storage Hybrid Power System... »
European Union has expressed its interest in working with Bangladesh on renewable energy, green transition, smart grid and regional cooperation with Nepal and Bhutan by providing grant or loans. This interest was expressed by Charles whiteley, the ambassador of the EU, when he met with state minister for Power Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at his office in the ministry on Monday. According to a release of the ministry,... »