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Green power gets boost

Green power gets boost

The government is introducing the first ever feed-in-tariff system, a mechanism designed to accelerate investment in power generation from renewable sources, and it is allowing companies to commercially install solar plants on large government buildings. Under the initiative, Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd (RREL) has installed a battery-free solar power plant on the roof of...

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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