• Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Power Generation

Diversify power sources: US official

Diversify power sources: US official

Bangladesh should generate power from diversified resources to meet the growing demand and achieve the target of electricity for all by 2021, said a top US official. "The country should not just produce the electricity; it should use the power in efficient ways too," said Robert F Ichord Jr, deputy assistant secretary in the...

Coal power is a prime need

The country's focus should be on using coal as primary fuel for affordable power generation as gas-based electricity production is not sustainable in the long-run, speakers stressed at a seminar yesterday. “Coal-based power is the best option for electricity generation. But it has to be imported coal,” said Monowar Islam, power secretary. Domestic coal cannot be used for power generation right now as the country's prime focus is on using the fertile lands for agriculture production, he said. Islam stressed regional and...

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