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No hike in bulk power tariff, no hike in retail, agree BERB, TEC

Berc concludes four-day public hearing Dhaka, December 03, 2019 – Both Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BERB) and the technical evaluation committee (TEC) of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) are of the same opinion that if the bulk supply tariff is not increased, it will not be required to raise the retail tariff of electricity. Read More »

PDB proposes 23% hike in bulk power prices

Power Development Board or BPDB has proposed to the energy regulator to increase bulk electricity tariff by 23.27 percent per unit to trim its losses. The state-owned agency made the proposal at the public hearing on bulk power tariff and transmission cost, held by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission or BERC on Thursday. Read More »

Taka 34.49 bln project to ensure nuke plant safety

Dhaka – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved six projects, including Tk 3,449.05-crore Physical Protection System (PPS) Project to Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “Six projects were approved today involving an overall ... Read More »

Solar cookers produce more than food for Mexican women

By Emilio Godoy Villa De Zaachila, Mexico, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The sun’s rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy transition towards the use of renewable sources – the objectives of an enterprise in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Read More »

Rosatom Chief for maximizing nuclear technology for SDGs

Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation-ROSATOM emphasized on maximum harnessing the potential of nuclear technologies in order to implement the decisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and achieve sustainable development goals. He was addressing the plenary session of the 63rd Annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded in Vienna recently. ... Read More »

Saving Pacific Islanders from geoengineering

by François Martel SUVA – Geoengineering will save us from the climate crisis, its champions insist. By using technology either to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or to deflect some solar radiation away from the Earth, they claim, we can undo the damage wrought by humanity’s failure to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. But while it certainly sounds like a ... Read More »

The clean-energy fast track

by Kingsmill Bond, Angus McCrone, Jules Kortenhorst London – The global transition from carbon-intensive fossil fuels to cleaner, more reliable renewables like wind and solar is already well underway. But the big question – for the 2020s and beyond – is how fast it will happen. A slow transition would mean that energy-sector incumbents continue to flourish, and we would ... Read More »

Dumping fossil fuels to drive green development

By Busani Bafana Cape Town, South Africa, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) – Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars – eight times the global GDP – have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report. ‘$11 Trillion and counting: new goals for a fossil-free world’, was released by 350.org in Cape ... Read More »

Kaptai 7MW solar power plant to be inaugurated Wednesday

Rangamati, Sep 11 (UNB) – The seven-megawatt Kaptai solar power plant is scheduled to be opened Wednesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it via a videoconference. Electricity produced at the plant will be fed into the national grid. The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) took initiative to set up the plant. The project, costing Tk 111.2 ... Read More »