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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 14, 2024

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The much-talked-about disappearance of 1.42 lakh tonnes of coal from three yards of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) seems only to be tip of the iceberg concerning years of malpractice in the state-run entity which is currently under probe. The Independent found that since the beginning of its operation in 2005, the BCMCL has never shown the actual amount of coal available in the yards to account for the... »
Energy Justice is a new concept that is being used in the academia around the globe over the last decade. Although there is no universal single definition, but energy justice evolved with an object to ensure universal access to a safe, affordable and sustainable energy for all individuals, across all areas and to protect from disproportionate share of costs or negative impacts relating to building, operating and maintaining electric power... »
Despite facing some hurdle of price hike of power and gas, the country’s power sector has managed to initiate some of its biggest milestone projects in the year of 2017. However, country’s energy sector couldn’t show us that many promises in this year compared to the power sector. Moreover, the New Year is awaiting with forecasts saying that the primary-energy prices may go sky high. The price of gas was... »
Climate change has become one of the most debated topics of this century because of the increasing risk it poses to the sustenance of human race. This change influences long term footprints and also sudden extreme events like storms, floods, droughts of severe frequency and magnitudes, both of which immensely affect agriculture and infrastructure. To tackle these extreme events both adaptation and mitigation is important, especially for a least developed... »
For long the developing countries have been learning from the Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ (literally translating to Energy Transition) programme, which entailed dismantling its 19 nuclear power stations by 2022 and replace it with other renewable energy sources. However, as per experts the daunting project to substitute a cheap, reliable, secure power source with renewables has failed to achieve its goals despite huge investments. Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions remained at the levels... »
Introduction: Availability and uninterrupted supply of energy at an affordable rate is inevitable for the sustainable social and economic development and growth of the country. Accessibility, affordability and reliability of the sources of energy are fundamentals to energy security. Energies are obtained from various sources and utilized in various purposes. The purpose of a strong and rational energy policy is to determine a viable matrix of prudent mix of the... »
Allocating more money on the country’s power sector in proposed budget for the FY of 2017-18 is a good sign for the betterment of that sector but negligence is seen while allocating money for the country’s energy and mineral resources sector, said Prof. Ijaz Hossain as an instant reaction to the proposed budget. The national budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 was proposed on Thursday. Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed... »
Windows are widened and processes are eased for Bangladesh to import energy and power related resources from its neighboring country India as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India and agreed on various mutual topics with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. India, on the other hand, has got the opportunity to transport power and gas to its eastern part using the land of Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has just... »
The government’s decision on price hike of gas is rational and it has to be raised sooner or later, but raising the price in two phases is illogical, said Prof. Izaz Hossain, a faculty of BUET. People would be able to adjust themselves somehow to the new price of gas once it would be raised in one step. The recursive raise in the price of gas and other related commodities... »
The government imposed a new financial burden on the neck of the mass people by raising the price of gas just to serve the interest of some businessmen. “This is truly an injustice”, said Anu Mohammad the member secretary of National Committee to protect oil, gas and mineral resources, power and port The government has raised the price of gas by 22.73 percent on an average. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission... »