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How Norway fuelled the electric vehicle revolution

Electric vehicles could be integral to the world improving its environmental performance. GlobalData’s power technology writer, JP Casey says: “Thanks to improvements in operational efficiency and reductions in the production of harmful pollutants compared to combustion engine-powered vehicles, hope has grown that replacing existing car models with newer, electric equivalents could lead to positive change in the world’s pollution levels. Read More »

Manufacture of Passive Core Flooding System for Rooppur NPP

Manufacture of the first body parts of hydro accumulators for passive core flooding system intended for Unit 2 of Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh has been completed. Petrozavodsk Branch of “AEM-Technology” (concern of Atomenergomash, the machine-building division of Russia’s State Corporation Rosatom) is manufacturing the system. The passive core flooding system is a crucial element of the NPP's safety system designed ... Read More »

Oil-rich Gulf turns to renewable energy

By Kunda Dixit However, it will be exporting fossil fuels to meet growing Asian demand for the foreseeable future ABU DHABI, Jan 29 2020 (IPS) – The increased frequency of climate-induced weather extremes and public opinion pressure are forcing even major fossil fuel exporting countries in West Asia to make a big push towards renewable energy. Read More »

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 »

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 »