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Hate stopping for gas? there’s an app for that

A handful of startups will deliver fuel straight to your car in the latest wave of on-demand services. If this is one of your least favorite tasks, you might soon be able to avoid it by pulling up a smartphone app that will bring the pump right to your car. You were stuck late at the office, again. Sitting in ... Read More »

Banshkhali power plant yet to get environmental clearance

The much-touted Banshkhali coal-fired power plant project has not yet obtained the clearance from the Department of Environment (DoE).S Alam Group’s sister company SS Power Limited in collaboration with a Chinese company, SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Corporation, struck a deal last year to set up the power plant in Gondamara of Banshkhali upazila, Chittagong, with a cost of Tk 240 ... Read More »

Power plant protesters give two weeks for demands to be met

Dhaka – Protesters opposing the construction of a Chinese-backed, coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh agreed on Sunday to halt their activities for 15 days, defusing tensions after four demonstrators were killed last week. Villagers for and against the $2.4 billion power plant in the coastal district of Chittagong clashed last week before riot police fired their weapons after coming under ... Read More »

Talks on with India to ‘share nuke plant experience’

Dhaka – In an effort to properly operate the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project, Bangladesh is now in discussions with India to share the neighbouring country’s experience of nuke plant management, said Science and Technology secretary Sirajul Islam Khan neat the plant site in Ishwardi. “We’re holding discussions with India to share their experiences in nuclear power plant management ... Read More »

Yellowstone: Wild Heart of a Continent

On August 7, 2015, a ranger found the chewed-upon body of a man near a hiking trail in Yellowstone National Park, not far from one of the park’s largest hotels. The deceased was soon identified as Lance Crosby, 63, from Billings, Montana. He had worked seasonally as a nurse at a medical clinic in the park and been reported missing ... Read More »

‘Children and Atom’ event held in the city

Russia’s nuclear power company- ASE, a subsidiary of state nuclear energy corporation- Rosatom organised a special event titled ‘Children and Atom’ at the Nuclear Industry Information Centre (NIIC) of Novotheater in the city yesterday, March 28, 2016 in observance of the Independence Day of Bangladesh. Children Art Competition, Photo Exhibition Unveiling of Bangla Booklet for children on nuclear energy were ... Read More »

The town that coal built faces a cloudy future in global energy shift

The world’s push to reduce greenhouse gases could uproot the livelihood of many people, including the 80 percent of this town’s residents who depend on coal.COLSTRIP, MontanaCOLSTRIP, Montana—At the Rosebud Mine, Gary Lyons deftly uses two small joysticks to operate a 6 million-pound excavator that unearths tons of coal each day. The coal runs the power plant across the highway.White-haired ... Read More »

No shovel needed: special concrete could melt mounds of snow

Here’s a sight that will melt the heart of any post-blizzard commuter: Pavement that stays clear even as snow descends.A special concrete mix, studded with electricity-conducting ingredients, could help airports and other places run on time during inclement weather — such as the weekend blizzard that paralyzed the U.S. Northeast.So the Federal Aviation Administration is funding research to make this ... Read More »

Scientists have found strange craters off coastal Norway

Scientists in Norway have caused a stir with their announcement this week of giant craters in the Barents Sea, which they believe were formed by exploding natural gas. The scientists have even suggested the phenomenon could explain the mysterious Bermuda Triangle—a highly controversial concept.Researchers at the Arctic University of Norway have described craters off the coast of the country that ... Read More »

Will we soon be riding on solar roads? The idea gains traction

“In theory, solar PV roadways sound great. The issue is cost.” says Mark Jacobson, an engineering professor at Stanford University who has promoted a plan for powering the U.S. solely with renewable energy. (Read about his blueprint for a carbon-free America.)“Aside from road dust, particularly black tire dust and diesel exhaust, which will quickly cover a portion of each panel, ... Read More »

Hidden labyrinths under cities becoming clean energy powerhouses

They course through many of the world’s biggest cities: miles of underground pipes built decades ago, ferrying steam or hot water to a network of buildings. Misty manhole covers on urban streets signal the presence of what’s known as district energy.Widely used but rarely mentioned in conversations about how cities can slash climate-warming greenhouse gases while sustaining growth, district energy ... Read More »

Rosatom SA director on coperation in nuclear energy

Introduction: Mr. Evgeni Griva, Director General of Rosatom, South Asia in his recent interview with some Indian media talked about present status and future plan of Russia-India cooperation in the field of nuclear energy as well as Rosatom’s expanding global development strategy. Rosatom has been entrusted with the setting up of Bangladesh’s first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur. Q: ... Read More »

Fuel oil price cut under active consideration – State Minister

Dhaka – State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday told Parliament that the government is actively considering reducing fuel prices. “The matter of re-fixation of fuel prices is under active consideration of the government following the sharp fall in its prices on the international market,” he said replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Mahjabeen ... Read More »

Gas supply to all but one fertilizer factory to go off

To ensure uninterrupted power supply during the ongoing irrigation season and upcoming summer season, the government is going to halt gas supply to all fertiliser factories except Jamuna Fertiliser Factory. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday disclosed this while briefing reporters at Buduyt Bhaban in the city on four new power plant projects which Prime Minister ... Read More »

Rampal power plant project cannot be stopped: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the Rampal power plant was here to stay but admitted that it would have an adverse effect on the Sundarbans, has reported. “That would make some impact, obviously,” he said. “So many vessels will be carrying coal … they will substantially affect the flora and fauna there.” The coal-fired power plant was being set ... Read More »

Is oil becoming stranded

Paul Spedding London – The conventional wisdom regarding the recent plunge in the price of oil is that we are seeing a repeat of the 1985-1986 collapse, when Saudi Arabia ramped up production as part of a dispute with other members of the OPEC cartel. This time, the thinking goes, Saudi Arabia is doing the same in response to its ... Read More »

Oil prices fall further

Tokyo – Crude prices edged down in Asia on Monday as worries about the ongoing supply glut offset news that the oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela had held talks on stabilising the beleaguered market. A pick-up in the dollar also weighed on the commodity, with a drop in US unemployment and improving wage growth fuelling talk that the ... Read More »

Homegrown energy security for Europe

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen Copenhagen – The European Union is highly dependent on foreign oil. For every 100 liters consumed within the EU, 90 are imported. Meanwhile, domestic oil production is plummeting, down more than 50% over the last decade. Unless the EU changes course and increases its production of alternative energy – including biofuels, an option the EU has ... Read More »

CNG comes into effect under metering system in Ctg

Roads Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said CNG-run auto rickshaws will come into effect under metering system in the port city from tomorrow.All CNG run auto rickshaws will run in the port city under the new meter rules and fare chart and action will be taken against those who fail to comply the order, the Minister added.The minister ... Read More »

Power tariff hike again soon – Minister

Dhaka – The government will again move to raise power tariff side by side with improving the customer service. This indication was dropped by State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Sunday while addressing the general manager conference of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) at its headquarters in Nikunja in the city. The junior minister, however, did not ... Read More »