Highlights from May


Integrated Energy-Power Master Plan (IEPMP) of Bangladesh likely to be ready by November 2022

JICA is funding the IEPMP project through the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources with a view for long term low carbon energy which is likely to be ready by November 2022. The plan will forecast economic growth and energy demand by 2050, focusing on energy efficiency and conservation. Read More


Energy efficiency to foster economic growth and energy security

The Ukraine crisis has affected the global supply chain and pricing of basic energy. According to the report, production costs will double if the prices of natural gas and electricity are increased which will further exacerbate inflation and have a significant impact on the people’s standard of living. Read More


The Russia-Ukraine war, high energy price threatens Bangladesh’s food security

Bangladesh’s import expenses for energy, food, and agricultural inputs have increased in late 2020, which further worsened due to the war. Although the country continues to pursue a strong GDP growth, rising power sector costs weigh down the economy and can lead to public unrest and political instability. Read More


Bangladesh power bill mounts amid plan to supersize already bloated capacity

Bangladesh pays private electricity companies hundreds of millions of dollars incentives for idle electricity. Moreover, the government is embarking on many large-scale power projects, including seven coal-fired plants and up to two nuclear reactors, which will nearly triple its overall capacity by 2030. Read More


Bangladesh among top 20 prospective solar farm capacity nations

According to a report by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) Bangladesh is one of the top 20 countries with prospective solar farm capacity with development capacity of around 2,665 prospective solar farms and hardly 355 prospective wind farms. Read More


Clean energy option fighting a losing battle

The Ukraine war has topped the issues of energy security around the world, including in Bangladesh. To reduce its dependency on imported oil and gas, the country should focus more on efficient energy use, increasing the renewable energy’s share in the overall energy consumption, and moving towards thriftier use of fossil-based energy should be the obvious strategies. Read More


The Integrated Power and Energy System Master Plan should not put over-emphasis on cross-border trade of electricity 

Bangladesh and Nepal consider electricity trade through exporting Bangladesh’s surplus electricity to Nepal and importing electricity from Nepal generated by hydroelectric. However, the Ukraine war will raise the import bill for the electricity purchase as the war has sent the energy prices higher. Read More


এলএনজি আমদানিতে ব্যয় হচ্ছে গ্যাস উন্নয়ন তহবিলের অর্থ 

বিষয়টিতে আপত্তি তুলে জ্বালানি বিশেষজ্ঞরা বলছেন, দেশের জ্বালানি খাত এমনিতেই অনেক বেশি আমদানি নির্ভর। ২০০৯ সালে গঠন করা গ্যাস উন্নয়ন তহবিলের মূল উদ্দেশ্যই ছিল এ আমদানি নির্ভরতা হ্রাস। এতে গ্রাহকদের সঙ্গেও ন্যায় হচ্ছে না। বিস্তারিত পড়ুন এখানে


খাদ্যের ভর্তুকির টাকা এলএনজিতে যাচ্ছে 

আগামী বৃহস্পতিবার অর্থমন্ত্রী সংসদে ২০২২-২৩ অর্থবছরের বাজেট প্রস্তাব করবেন। এই বাজেটে সরকার নিম্ন আয়ের ৬২ লাখ ৫০ হাজার পরিবারকে খাদ্যবান্ধব কর্মসূচি এবং ওপেন মার্কেট সেল (ওএমএস) খাতের ভর্তুকি থেকে ৭৮০ কোটি টাকা তরলীকৃত প্রাকৃতিক গ্যাস (এলএনজি) খাতের ভর্তুকিতে সমন্বয় করার প্রস্তাব করা হচ্ছে। বিস্তারিত পড়ুন এখানে

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