National Energy Security Day Today / Hike in energy prices fails to improve supply

The perennial energy crisis of industries in Bangladesh remains unresolved even though energy prices have been hiked considerably to offset government subsidies in the sector and facilitate industrial productivity.

How the energy sector shut its doors to the public

Latest government decisions regarding energy are textbook examples of regulatory capture

NEW ENERGY MASTER PLAN / More power, but at what cost?

The latest energy master plan does not align with Bangladesh's clean energy targets

Coal consumption may rise in Bangladesh this year

Although the coal consumption declined in Bangladesh last year, it is expected to increase sharply this year, the International Energy Agency said yesterday.

Load-shedding in Bangladesh: Are we living in 2022 or 1984?

The lack of transparency in the energy sector is costing the nation dearly.

National grid failure: Energy ministry requests everyone to be patient

The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has urged the people of the country to keep patience “as the power supply will be restored across the country as soon as possible”.

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

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

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.

Good planning requires accurate data

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

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

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.

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015

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wider trade cooperation with Bangladesh especially in energy sector as the sanctions imposed on Iran are set to be withdrawn.

August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015

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.

June 28, 2015
June 28, 2015

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.

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

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.

February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015

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.