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  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Announcement Thursday on Einstein's gravitational waves

    Scientists are set to make a major announcement Thursday on efforts to pinpoint the existence of gravitational waves, or ripples of space and time that transport energy across the universe.

  • Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997: Study

    The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday shows.

  • Meeting our energy challenges

    There was great hope that having tackled the immediate crisis, the government will put the energy sector on a robust track to achieve sustainability. But, it appears that it has been derailed. True, there is no load shedding, and the government will be able to meet increasing demands in the next two to three years, but many issues of the energy sector will plague us for a long time to come.

  • India will ‘cut coal for climate cash’

    A senior Indian negotiator says his country will cut back its use of coal, if sufficient cash for renewables emerges from a Paris deal.

  • Next two years ‘may be world’s hottest’

    The next two years could be the hottest on record globally, says research from the UK's Met Office.

  • Tehran eyes energy cooperation with Dhaka

    Iran is eyeing wider trade cooperation with Bangladesh especially in energy sector as the sanctions imposed on Iran are set to be withdrawn.

  • I don’t want to die young: Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo has told Spain's Libero magazine that his greatest fear is dying at a young age.

  • Nasrul Hamid Bipu

    Current gas reserve to last 16 yrs

    With measured use, the country’s current gas reserve will last for about the next 16 years, Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power says in the parliament.

  • Nuke power plant cost up three times

    The 2400-megawatt Rooppur nuclear power project is likely to cost around $10 billion, more than three times the initial estimate of the government.

  • Energy is not a service

    THE recent public hearings organised by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) and the sorry state of preparedness of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and its subsidiaries, gas distribution and transmission companies including TITAS and Gas Transmission Company Ltd. (GTCL) leave a lot to be desired.