Dhaka, Aug 25 – Around 17 percent of Bangladesh’s electricity will come from renewable energy sources by 2041, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid.
BD move for 10pc power from renewables looks uncertain
Most of the 23 solar projects that received “approval” from PM Office remain unimplemented Dhaka, Jun 16 — Bangladesh’s goal to generate 10 percent of its electricity from renewables by the next year will be a tough one to achieve…
Renewables to become the norm for the Caribbean
KINGSTON, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) – Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are embracing renewable energy as part of their plans to become decarbonised in the coming decades. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, has committed the island…
‘Solar PV recycling offers significant business opportunity’
Technical potential of materials recovered from end-of-life solar PV panels could exceed $15 billion by 2050 Munich – The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste…
Average costs for solar, wind power could fall 59% by 2025
Dramatic price drops for solar and wind electricity set to continue as cost reduction drivers shift Abu Dhabi – The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by…
‘Renewable energy employs 8.1 million people worldwide’
Abu Dhabi – More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at…
Renewable energy sector seeks duty cut in next budget
Dhaka – Entrepreneurs in solar and renewable energy sector have placed a 13-point proposal seeking cut in customs duty (CD) and value added tax (VAT) on different items in the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2016-17, UNB Staff Writer,…
SkyPower to invest billions in Kenya, Bd solar markets
The Canadian solar developer will double its pledged investment in Kenya to $4.4bn, unveils bold plans to pour $4.3bn into Bangladesh’s fledgling solar PV industry. SkyPower, the Canada-based developer of solar PV projects, has this week announced two ambitious plans…
Another 1.1 million low-income people to get solar power
The World Bank, acting as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), has signed a US$15 million grant agreement with the Government of Bangladesh to increase access to clean energy in rural areas through output-based aid (OBA) subsidies.…
Many renewable sources ‘now cheaper than fossil’
The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has revealed. Irena’s “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014” report concludes…
German call to ‘undo’ energy privatisation amid Berlin vote
Is the tide now turning against privatisation? In the 1990s, a wave of sell-offs swept away countless publicly owned enterprises (though privatisation’s fans would say that “enterprise” was the wrong word to describe them).
Renewable energy revolution will require better management of metals
If we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, scientists say global society will need a rapid and aggressive replacement of fossil fuel energy for renewable, such as solar, wind, geo-thermal, and tidal. While experts say a renewable revolution would not…
Wind farm ‘gravy train’ criticised by UK Conservatives
The Conservative Party has said councils in Scotland have received more than 2,500 wind farm applications in the past 18 months.
UK renewable energy industry breaks generation record again
RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published this week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity…
Green Home initiative helps reduce UK’s energy use
Energy broker Inenco looks to expand as sale is confirmed Councils are needlessly blocking community renewable energy projects Green Open Homes scheme launches to boost energy efficiency Wednesday 11 September.
Turning algae into fuel
Blue-green in colour, slimy and present in seas and fresh water worldwide – the presence of microalgae is not generally met with great excitement. But this may be about to change. A team of European scientists is on a mission…
Lighting the way to future
The highly inefficient incandescent light bulb is now a thing of the past, banned from European supermarket shelves in favour of more efficient lighting. The ban is part of the EU’s strategy to reduce overall energy consumption and become more…
Boosting sustainability policy in Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. So it is in everyone’s interest to see that its lawmakers deliver sound policies when it comes to environmental sustainability.
Sunshine to feed the world
By Sarah Marshall, B.S. Environmental Policy
Natural gas could be a bridge fuel to $1 solar
By Gerard Wynn
Storage battery breakthrough boosts solar, wind energy
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn’t rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. The device, they say, may one day enable cheaper, large-scale energy storage.
Clean energy fuels and profits: Are we there yet?
By Jason Hall
Deep water wind turbines could power Europe four times over
Deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe’s Atlantic and Mediterranean seas and the deepest parts of the North Sea, a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows. The report reveals…
UK gives green light for world’s largest offshore wind farm
The UK wind energy industry has received a huge boost with news that the Government has given the go-ahead for the construction of two huge wind farm projects.
Philippines plans 100 percent renewables in 10 years
Manila —The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines recently to lay groundwork for a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the…
Survey reveals UK farmers’ demand for renewables
More than three-quarters of farmers don’t feel the potential for on-farm renewable energy is being met, according to new figures.
Thinner and lighter solar cells
Solar cells have been changing for years and gradually becoming less expensive, more compact and more efficient. Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on lowering the cost of manufacturing.…