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IMED report highlights financial strain, concerns in countrys power sectorThe Awami League government in its three terms has so far paid a total of Tk1,04,926.81 crore to 82 independent power producers and 32 rental power plants as capacity charge and rental payments.State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid presented the data before the 11th Parliament recently.The State Minister placed a list ...
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Diseases linked to air pollution rise in BD, despite Ministrys claim of seasonal impact: StudyDeath related disease with the air pollution is increasing in Bangladesh, although the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chang has said that the air pollution is a phenomenon of only four months of the dry season in Bangladesh, study revealed.According to the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 82,000 people in ...
Integrated Power and Energy Sector Master Plan Part-III
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Thrust on cautious monitoring of energy demand despite BDs projected GDP growthDespite projections by the Planning Commission of Bangladesh that the country will be taking off at a faster pace in the next five years regarding GDP growth, the Integrated Energy and Power Sector Master Plan (IEPMP) has sounded a note of caution. It states that authorities should closely monitor energy    demand trends and adapt medium-term ...
Integrated Power and Energy Sector Master Plan Part-II
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Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 well-nigh impossibleThe Integrated Power and Energy Sector Master Plan (IPESMP) outlines Bangladeshs goal to achieve net-zero emissions (NZS) of energy-based greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2050. However, the document acknowledges the challenges posed by the countrys current economic development stage and the difficulty of the expected path to meet the NZS target. As a result, the year ...
The Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan Part I
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Challenges ahead as BD energy demand expected to increase by 3.75 folds by 2050The Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan (IEPMP) indicates that Bangladeshs energy demand is projected to increase significantly, expanding by 3.75 times from the current level to the year 2050. Simultaneously, electricity demand is expected to surge by 7.82 times, highlighting the pivotal role of electricity as the primary energy source driving economic growth.     ...
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Dhaka to discuss labour rights with diplomats soonBangladesh is scheduled to present its stance on the labor rights situation in the country and provide updates on the progress in the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to diplomats from five countries-USA, EU, France, Spain, and Germany-along with a representative from the International Labour Organization (ILO) soon. Three senior secretaries of the ...
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BD will push for 'Loss and Damage Fund' to roll at COP-28Bangladesh is set to advocate for the operationalization of the "Loss and Damage Fund" for climate-vulnerable countries during the COP-28, focusing on effective climate adaptation and mitigation. The issues related to the "Loss and Damage Fund Operationalize" and the resolution of its "Detailed Arrangement" are scheduled for discussion during the COP-28, which will continue from ...
Labour Rights Issue
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Experts urge BD to engage in dialogue with USA, EU to address concernsBangladesh should urgently engage in dialogue with the USA and the European Union (EU) to address concerns raised by both international stakeholders, experts suggest. This proactive approach is seen as crucial for any future application to the GSP+ application in the EU and USA export markets for its Ready-Made Garments (RMG) products. European Union Foreign Policy ...
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Matarbari area designated for clean power production in BDThe Power Division in Bangladesh has designated the entire Matarbari area for "clean power" production, aiming to adopt environmentally friendly technology and practices. The initial plan in 2017 was to establish a 6,000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power station and a 3,000 MW LNG-based combined cycle power plant in the Matarbari power hub. The project was ...
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Dhaka-EIB sign 396m euro accord for renewable energy projectsThe European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bangladesh signed agreements worth 395 million euro to implement seven renewable energy projects in Bangladesh for a sustainable green transition of Bangladesh's power sector.Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the European Commission Chairman Ursula von der Leyen witnessed the signing of seven renewable energy projects and other agreements at ...
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