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Renewable energy can be strengthened in next climate talks

Nationally determined contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov — Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency ... Read More »

China sees prospect power-sharing thru Naypyidaw

It’ll help BD for high-end manufacturing growth Dhaka, Nov 5– China sees a good prospect in electricity sharing by Bangladesh and Myanmar in the future through grid interconnection transmitting clean hydropower from China’s Yunnan Province, says a senior official of a leading power company in China. Read More »

Deal signed to set up country’s largest power plant

NWPGCL, Siemens AG to install LNG-based 3600 MW plant in Payra Dhaka, Nov 5 – State-owned North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German firm Siemens AG to jointly set up an LNG-based 3,600 MW power plant at a location near Payra seaport in Patuakhali. Read More »

Rooppur Nuclear power plant project construction licence

The authorities of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project on Saturday formally received the design and construction license for its 2,400 MW nuclear power project from Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA). BAERA Chairman Dr Naiyyum Chowdhury formally handed over the license to the chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) Dr Dilip Kumar Saha for RNPP project at a ... Read More »

Climate leadership means ending fossil-fuel production

Tzeporah Berman and Lili Fuhr Vancouver/Berlin – The end of the fossil-fuel era is on the horizon. With renewables like solar and wind consistently outperforming expectations, growth in electric vehicles far exceeding projections, and governments worldwide acknowledging the urgency of tackling climate change, the writing is on the wall. Read More »

Rosatom chief for priority to develop global nuke power industry

Dhaka – The Director General of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev, emphasized the main priorities for development of the global nuclear power industry for in the near future. He was speaking at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA) in Abu Dhabi from ... Read More »

Gas extraction from Bangladesh’s new field begins

The extraction of gas from a new well, Shahbazpur East-1, of Shahbazpur Gas Field began on Wednesday on an experimental basis. The gas extraction began with lighting fire through DST-1 at Mulaipattan village of Borhanuddin upazila in the morning. Top officials of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex), including its managing director Md Nowshad Islam, were present. The ... Read More »

AKKUYU NUCLEAR gets construction permit for Turkey’s first NPP

Dhaka – Akkuyu Nuclear, which implements the construction of the first-ever nuclear power plant in Turkey received Limited Construction Permit (LCP) from the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK). it is considered to be the first step in obtaining construction license for the project. LCP allows the beginning of construction and installation works at all facilities of the nuclear power plant, ... Read More »

BD finds 700 bcf gas reserve against fast depleting fields

Amid the growing energy crisis, Bapex has discovered a new gas reserve of around 700 billion cubic feet near Shahbazpur in Bhola, raising the overall gas reserve of the area to around one trillion cubic feet. “There’s good news for the country as Bapex has found initially estimated some 700 billion cubic feet of gas reserve in Bhola. If the ... Read More »

Malé hosts Island Renewable Energy Initiative with IRENA

Male, Maldives, 13 October — Ministers and senior officials representing 30 countries and organizations from across the world met in Malé, Maldives, signalling the determination of small island developing states (SIDS) to strengthen global efforts to address climate change and accelerate renewable energy deployment. The inaugural meeting of the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy (IRIE) was hosted by the Government ... Read More »

The geoengineering fallacy

Barbara Unmüßig Geoengineering technologies are not yet deployable globally, but support for them is advancing fast, thanks to backing by powerful advocates eager to start experiments. But no silver bullet for climate change exists, and we must not abandon proven methods for the sake of a promise that one will be found. Read More »

Int’l NGos slam UN Aviation Agtency for biofuel its plan

Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes. Extensive burning of biofuels would vastly expand the production of palm oil, which critics say drives deforestation, higher CO2 emissions and conflicts with indigenous peoples displaced from their land. The UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization ... Read More »

Epic World solar car race gets underway in Australia

An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles got underway Sunday. The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in a high-tech, futuristic flurry from Darwin’s State Square. Dutch team Nuon is aiming to defend its ... Read More »

Rouhani says: 10 Trumps cannot roll back nuke deal benefits

Iran’s president defended the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers on Saturday, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to his country, state TV reported. Hassan Rouhani’s comments came as President Donald Trump appears to be stepping back from his campaign pledge to tear up the deal, instead aiming to take other measures against Iran and ... Read More »

Aramco IPO on track for 2018

A plan to list Saudi Aramco in 2018 is on track, senior Saudi officials said in Moscow on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia gears up to sign a string of investment agreements with Russia. The plan to float around 5 per cent of Aramco in an initial public offering (IPO) is a centrepiece of Vision 2030, a wide-ranging reform plan to ... Read More »

Solar energy is the fastest growing source of power

A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally. The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that the rise was due to a boom in photovoltaic panel installations, particularly in China, thanks to a drop in costs and greater support from governments. It is the first time ... Read More »

Science festival “In Fact – 2017” attracts young generation

Dhaka – The science festival titled “In Fact 2017” in Dhaka and organized by Russia’s state atomic energy corporation – ROSATOM has been attracting the young generation mostly the students from schools, colleges and universities. The festival was formally inaugurated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre yesterday (September 26) and will continue at different venues until September 28. Read More »

Dhaka signs nuclear nonproliferation treaty

Bangladesh signed nuclear disarmament treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, according to a statement issued today in New York. The United Nations on July 7, 2017 adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which, Bangladesh signed last week from first group amongst the UN member states, it said. Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen said ... Read More »

Science festival ‘In Fact – 2017’ kicks off in capital

Dhaka – A science festival titled “In Fact 2017”, organized by Russia’s state atomic energy corporation – ROSATOM begins in the city. The festival was formally inaugurated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre Dhaka today ( September 26) morning and will continue at different venues until September 28. The main goal of the festival is to raise awareness among the ... Read More »

Too much load shedding at Rajshahi

Nowadays, there is extremely hot weather in Rajshahi. But we hardly have the electricity in our locality. Too much load shedding hampers our normal life. There are students in almost all the homes but they are not able to study due to intolerable load shedding. Read More »

Science festival ‘In Fact – 2017’ by Rosatom from Monday

Dhaka – Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is going to host a four-day science festival titled “InFact” from September 25-28 in Dhaka. The festival will formally be inaugurated at 10.30 am at a ceremony to be held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre Dhaka on Tuesday, September 26.The main goal of the festival is to raise awareness among the ... Read More »

Public hearing on proposed power tariff hike begins Monday

Public hearing on the government’s proposal to raise electricity tariff is set to begin Monday in the city’s TCB Bhaban at Karwan Bazar area. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will conduct the public hearing from September 25 to October 4 to facilitate discussion by different stakeholders on the proposals submitted by different government entities, mainly power generation and distribution companies ... Read More »

Nations closer to unlocking over 200GW geothermal energy

Florence, Italy, 12 Sept —Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders Florence this week. Under the terms of the ‘Florence Declaration’ – an outcome of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting – governments will ... Read More »

BD to join elite club of nations with Rooppur NPP

As Bangladesh is going to step into the “middle income” country group, it is going to have another milestone under its belt – installation of its maiden nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Pabna. The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will not only be a source of power for the energy-starved nation, but it will also open doors for cutting edge ... Read More »

BD cabinet clears proposal to sign deal against nuke weapons

The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for signing the ‘Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’ on the sidelines of the upcoming 72nd UN General Assembly session in New York this month. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Read More »