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Govt target to generate 2000mw power from renewable sources

The government has set a target to generate 2000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable sources in three years, which will be 10.0 percent of the country’s total power production. “We are working to increase power generation from renewable sources at a faster phase so it would meet at least 10.0 percent of the total demand for electricity in 2020,” ... Read More »

Queen honours young leaders frokm Bangladesh

Her Majesty The Queen presented young people from Bangladesh with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace, to honour Sajid Iqbal and Rahat Hossain for their work to champion the use of renewable energy in commercial and domestic environments, and improve Bangladesh’s emergency and disaster relief services. His Royal Highness Prince Harry joined The Queen in congratulating the winners ... Read More »

For green energy friends and activists

We are some Bangladeshis and Bangladeshi-origin Germans currently living in different German cities and from different spheres of life e.g. students, teachers, researchers, scientists, engineers and many others. We came to know about your organization through internet and aware of your outlook for green energy and as well as some anti-coal activities. Our solidarity with you. Read More »

Sustainability train has already well and truly left the station

Climate change and risks to fossil fuel industry: sustainability train has left the station Dhaka – Commercial activity in fossil fuels is increasingly at odds with global actions to reduce the threat of climate change. Burning coal, oil, and natural gas is responsible for two-thirds of humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases, and yet provides more than 20% of GDP in ... Read More »

Caribbean pursues green growth despite uncertain times

By Desmond Brown Bridgetown, Barbados, Apr 14 (IPS) – Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours are continuing to press ahead with their climate change agenda and push the concept of renewable energy despite the new position taken by the United States. This was made clear by the Minister of the Environment and Drainage in Barbados, Dr. Denis Lowe, against the background ... Read More »

Green power: Wave of the future

By Françoise d’Estais, Angus McCrone & Ulf Moslener Paris/Frankfurt/London, Apr 6 (IPS) – The price of renewable energy — especially solar power — continues to tumble, and the result is more green power generating capacity for fewer dollars. That’s the bottom line message from the latest figures on world investment in clean technologies. In 2016, record levels of new renewable ... Read More »

Eliminating energy-related carbon emissions possible: IRENA

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains Berlin, Germany, 20 March — Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy ... Read More »

Private solar mini-grids take power to 9 remote BD islands

Sadrul Hasan, UNB Staff Writer Dhaka, Mar 4 – Some 5,000 consumers in nine remote islands of the country are now receiving electricity for 24 hours from locally-installed solar PV–based mini-grid projects to light up their houses and other establishments. Even small and medium industries and irrigation pumps are being operated with the electricity coming from the renewable energy source. Read More »

Gas price hike: BNP to stage sit-in Thursday

Dhaka  – BNP is set to observe a two-hour sit-in programme on Thursday in front of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) in the city’s Ramna area protesting the fresh gas price hike.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told this reporters on Wednesday at the party’s Nayapaltan central office. Read More »

Renewable energy mission needs a robust grid network

What is the Problem? Air pollution in Delhi and metropolitan cities of India has dominated much of the recent conversation in the judiciary, government and media. Half of the world’s 20 most polluted cities, according to World Health Organization, are in India and these cities are immensely contributing to climate change. On 2 October 2016, India ratified the Paris climate ... Read More »

Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel

Transport makes up around 20 percent of our energy use around the world–and that figure is set to grow, according to the International Energy Agency. With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study published by eminent physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability–A Review Journal (MRS E&S) looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of transport–from bicycles to ... Read More »

Solar-Powered Trike Ambulance In Bangladesh

by Steve Hanley A solar-powered, three-wheel ambulance may look like a crude oddity to those of us who are fixated on whether a Tesla Model S P100D with Ridiculous Mode is faster than a Lucid Air or a Faraday Future FF91. But in the final analysis, all those cars miss the greatest potential of electric vehicles. They are not some ... Read More »

Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

An inexpensive, solar-powered ambulance that can fit down narrow laneways is set to hit the road in rural Bangladesh this year, its manufacturers say. The three-wheeled van, as well-equipped as ambulances used in Bangladesh’s cities, runs entirely on solar power – including solar battery power at night – and can be used in rural areas with no grid electricity, according ... Read More »

How renewables can decarbonise energy sector, improve lives

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 Jan — Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Rethinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making ... Read More »

6m solar home system plan faces setback

Dhaka – The country’s solar home system (SHS), which is acclaimed as the world’s most successful single largest programme, is now in limbo due to a sharp fall in its installation rate. According to the industry insiders, the monthly installation of SHS has now come down below 15,000 from an over 70,000, making uncertain the government plan to install 6 ... Read More »

Bangladesh joins International Solar Alliance

Bangladesh has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative announced by India, by signing the Framework Agreement on ISA, an official said on Wednesday. Bangladeshi Deputy Minister for Environment and Forests Abdullah Al Islam Jakob signed the agreement at a ceremonial programme held on Tuesday during the Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Xinhua news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry ... Read More »

$50 million for renewable energy projects in developing countries

Abu Dhabi – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of approximately USD 50 million is part of ADFD’s USD 350 million (AED 1.285 billion) commitment offering concessional loans to renewable energy projects endorsed by ... Read More »

Clean energy overtaking fossil fuels in 2016

Dhaka – Renewable energy resources have increasingly become mainstream sources of energy worldwide, catapulted by new capacity in developing countries. Depending on the source, renewable energy has or is poised to surpass coal to become the world’s largest source of electrical power capacity. The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its most recent medium-term renewable market report said that this transition ... Read More »

World record in non-grid power generation

Grameen Shakti (GS) has reached its first landmark of one million Solar Home Systems (SHS) installation in the rural areas of the country on November 30, said a GS press release. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus established Grameen Shakti in 1996 with a vision to promote renewable energy technologies to the rural people to protect the environment and at the ... Read More »

Paris deal strong enabler for renewable energy action: IRENA

Abu Dhabi – International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement Friday: “IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made this a reality. The fact that this happened more quickly than anyone thought possible, sends a clear ... Read More »

Offshore wind could grow more than 650% by 2030: IRENA

Tokyo, Japan – Offshore wind power has the potential to grow from just 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, to 100 GW in 2030, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind, launched Monday at the World Wind Energy Conference in Tokyo, provides an overview of the future developments that will drive the offshore ... Read More »

Ashok Leyland launches first electric bus made in India

Dhaka – Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group on October 17 unveiled in Chennai the Country’s first Circuit electric bus, designed and engineered entirely in India by Indians, for the Nation. In line with Ashok Leyland’s vision for the future of mass mobility, the country’s first made in India 100% electric bus is a zero-emission vehicle created by Ashok ... Read More »

Boosting renewables in cities vital to achieve dev goals: IRENA

Ecuador – Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy in Cities, released today on the sidelines of the Habitat III Conference in Quito, estimates energy use in 3,649 cities and explores their potential to scale-up renewable energy by ... Read More »

Third Int’l Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference opens

Nairobi – More than 500 participants gathered in Nairobi today for the opening of the third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC). Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the conference aims to boost electricity access through the development of off-grid renewables. Today, roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population lives without electricity, but off-grid solutions can provide ... Read More »