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Bangladesh’s upper court tells government to get serious about renewables

Responding to a petition seeking an order to protect vulnerable wildlife habitats, the High Court of Bangladesh has told policymakers in Dhaka to draw up a plan for 100% clean energy.

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Germany commits another €238m for clean power and energy efficiency in Bangladesh

The cheap loan package agreed at the weekend is part of a wider €340 million development deal and extends Germany’s record of promoting the energy transition of the South Asian nation.

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Bangladesh inaugurates largest solar rooftop

A government minister attending the switching-on ceremony appeared to announce a new renewable energy ambition for the South Asian nation.

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Solar improves living standards for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Lamps, water pumps and filtration systems are an increasingly common sight in the camps of Cox’s Bazar with more extensive off-grid home systems having been brought along the refugee trail by some homeowners fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

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Minister highlights Bangladesh’s lack of land for solar

Junior power minister Nasrul Hamid, speaking at a signing ceremony for a planned 100 MW project, warned technology would have to develop to require less surface area for solar modules, although he did say Dhaka would fund research into rooftop solar.

India to finance 100 MW Bangladeshi solar plant

The federal government will provide $131 million of soft loans for a $177 million, 100 MW solar park near the Jamuna river in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district, where a second park of a similar size is being planned by Dhaka and a Chinese partner.

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Sri Lankan garment manufacturer could invest in Bangladeshi renewables

Although the Windforce clean power developer controlled by garment maker Hirdaramani has not been forthcoming in response to pv magazine, it is reportedly considering installing 20-50 MW of solar and/or wind power capacity in the nation.

Bangladesh launches first green bond

With the World Bank celebrating the success of a solar home system installation program which has provided electricity to an estimated 20 million people, an NGO has floated a near-$12 million environmental investment which could drive further PV capacity.

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Bangladeshi garment makers advance efforts to go green

The government’s clean power department has signed a co-operation agreement with a major clothing industry trade body in a bid to drive net-metered solar rooftop installation.

Is China shunning coal in its Belt and Road Initiative?

A leaked letter apparently sent by a diplomatic official states Beijing will no longer consider coal-related investment in Bangladesh, firing speculation that policy could be applied along all of the vast twin trade routes.

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