Energy

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

The national energy crisis is a direct result of the corruption and nepotism encouraged by the indemnity law.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Where do the subsidies in the power sector really go?

There is a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to how much subsidy is being provided to the power sector, why the government is providing it, and in fact, who they are subsidising.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Good planning requires accurate data

An economy without an independent source of data is like an aircraft flying without its airspeed sensors.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Adani godda power plant: BPDB to pay Tk 1,219.1cr for power not used

If it does not add value, it is a waste, said the seminal American industrialist Henry Ford. And the quote best describes the situation the Bangladesh Power Development Board finds itself in with its deal with India’s Adani Power.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Bangladesh, India share visions of connecting South, Southeast Asia

Foreign ministers of Bangladesh and India have shared a common vision of connecting South and Southeast Asia through regional projects of water, rail and roadways, as well as sharing of energy, tourism and telecommunication networks.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

What about our “loss”?

It's that time of year again when we talk about the rationality of power tariff hike. According to media reports, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has forwarded a proposal to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) that there is need to hike the prices of petroleum products.

June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017

Budgetary allocation for energy is not enough

Has the finance minister addressed these issues and is this budget adequate to meet the challenges stated above? An equally important issue is this: do the responsible agencies have the capacity and capability of implementing such a large budget?

October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016

Bangladesh cricket bans Sabbir's raunchy ad

Bangladesh cricket pulls a raunchy advert starring new Test star Sabbir Rahman and a model following social media outrage, an industry official says.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

Scientist engineers bacterium that produces energy

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel, reports Forbes.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

Six power deals get go-ahead

The government continues to award power project contracts on the basis of unsolicited negotiations under the Special Act for Speedy Supply of Power and Energy, 2010, although the country is no longer reeling from electricity shortage.