What is it about?

Energy insufficiency is obstructing the socio-economic and industrial improvement of Bangladesh. Renewable energy contributes about 560 Megawatt (MW) of the total electricity production of 20,430 MW, which can be a sustainable solution to the demand-supply crisis. This paper, summarises the current energy situation of Bangladesh and examines the available renewable energy resources and their future prospect. It has been revealed that Bangladesh is heavily (62%) relying on natural gas although government has already taken steps to generate electricity from renewable energy sources. Current policies and legislations related to generation of renewable energy in Bangladesh have been discussed explicitly. Finally, some suggestions have been made to tackle the ongoing energy crisis in the country, in addition to the renewable energy.

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Why is it important?

This study is important because it provides up-to-date information on the renewable energy infrastructure of Bangladesh. It extensively discusses the government effort to improve the renewable energy industry, including economic efforts such as, green tariff, net metering policy and green tax. Moreover, the study discusses the potential and possible dangers of adopting nuclear energy in Bangladesh. Several years of data and various renewable energy trend are presented in the paper. Possible industry growth and market opportunities are also discussed

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I hope this study will make people aware on the importance of renewable energy and how much Bangladesh has progressed on this issue.

Anan Ashrabi Ananno
Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Renewable energy in Bangladesh: current situation and future prospect, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, August 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2019.1659270.
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