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IEEFA Asia: A Better Way Forward for Electrification in Bangladesh

IEEFA Asia: A Better Way Forward for Electrification in Bangladesh

We See a Viable and Sensible Renewables Path to Rapid Eradication of Energy Poverty and to Improvements in Health and Education

We’ve just published a report that outlines a highly feasible and more cost-effective alternative to expand electrification in Bangladesh than what the Bangladesh government has in mind. Our blueprint—“Bangladesh Electricity Transition: A Diverse, Secure and Deflationary Way Forward”—outlines an expansion that would be cheaper, cleaner and provide more national energy security. Our research models an […]

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A Step Backward for Bangladesh

A Step Backward for Bangladesh

Rampal Power Project: Fraught With Unacceptable Risk and Out of Step With the Times

We’ve published a report today that explains how the proposed coal-fired Rampal Power Plant in southwest Bangladesh would drive up electricity rates, cost far more than its promoters say, and put investors and consumers at a myriad of risks. Our report, “Risky and Over-Subsidized: A Financial Analysis of the Rampal Power Plant,” outlines why the […]

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Clashes in Bangladesh Over New Coal Plant

From Reuters: Police used tear gas and water cannons on Thursday to disperse demonstrators protesting against a coal-fired power plant they say will damage ecologically sensitive mangrove forest and disrupt the lives of thousands. UNESCO last year sought the relocation of the 1320MW power plant from the 742-hectare site where it is being built, saying […]

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IEEFA Update: Renewable Energy, Gone Mainstream, Is a Rising Tide

IEEFA Update: Renewable Energy, Gone Mainstream, Is a Rising Tide

As Chinese Companies Lead the Charge, Others Will Join. Might the U.S. Miss the Boat?

If the U.S. turns away from the rise of renewable energy, it will be fighting a tide on which others will ride high. Leading the surge will be China, which already has a huge advantage in its current position at the front of the pack, as IEEFA chronicled last week in a report by Tim […]

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On the Blogs: Fierce Pushback in Bangladesh on Questionable Coal Project

Keith Schneider for Circle of Blue: In 2010, when Bangladesh drew up its Power Sector Master Plan to develop thousands of new megawatts of coal-fired electricity, the government also bought 742 hectares (1,834 acres) of bottomland along the Passur River. At the time, the aggressive master plan and the flood-prone parcel, about 300 kilometers (190 […]

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Overlooked Opportunities in Bangladesh Renewables

From the (Dhaka) Financial Express: Bangladesh’s economy has been growing steadily at over 6per cent, making it one of the steady high performers among large countries. This growth is intimately tied to energy supply, but in a country of 161 million, only about 65 per cent have access to electricity, which is itself a significant […]

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Risk in Doubling Fossil-Fuel Electricity Generation in Bangladesh

Tom Kenning for PVTech: Bangladesh plans to double fossil fuel generation capacity to 24GW by 2021, but the dangers of dependence on conventional energy generation can be avoided through energy imports and solar, according to a new report from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The Asian country is one of the […]

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India Conglomerate Sees Profit Opportunity in Bangladesh Solar

Tom Kenning for PVTech: Indian conglomerate Adani is considering setting up large-scale solar PV projects in Bangladesh as the firm’s renewable energy vision continues to expand outside of India. Jayant Parimal, Adani’s chief executive officer, renewable energy, told PV Tech: “We are exploring the possibility of setting up PV plant in Bangladesh. So it is […]

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Pushback in Bangladesh Against Risky Coal Expansion

From New Age Bangladesh: Experts and environmental activists on Saturday rejected the draft Power System Master Plan- 2016 and demanded a fresh one focused on cheap renewable sources for electricity generation. They were speaking at a press conference held at National Press Club on a study titled ‘Bangladesh Electricity Generation: A Diverse, Secure and Deflationary […]

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IEEFA Asia: A Better Way Forward for Electrification in Bangladesh
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IEEFA Asia: A Better Way Forward for Electrification in Bangladesh

We See a Viable and Sensible Renewables Path to Rapid Eradication of Energy Poverty and to Improvements in Health and Education

We’ve just published a report that outlines a highly feasible and more cost-effective alternative to expand electrification in Bangladesh than what the Bangladesh government has in mind. Our blueprint—“Bangladesh Electricity Transition: A Diverse, Secure and Deflationary Way Forward”—outlines an expansion that would be cheaper, cleaner and provide more national energy security. Our research models an […]

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IEEFA Report: Renewable Energy in Bangladesh Is Cheaper, Cleaner and More Secure Than Fossil Fuels

A Sensible Way to ‘Rapidly Eradicate Energy Poverty and Facilitate Health and Education Improvements Where They Are Most Needed’

CLEVELAND, Nov. 18, 2016 (IEEFA.org) — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) published a report today proposing a viable, modern and sustainable electricity-generation expansion in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, which has a population of almost 160 million, is among the most electricity-impoverished countries in the world and on the cusp of deploying an electricity-generation […]

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IEEFA Asia: India’s High-Risk Rampal Coal-Plant Investment Puts Global Household-Name Asset-Management Companies at Risk

BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase, Reliance Group, Sun Life Financial, Franklin Resources, Royal Bank of Canada, AIG, Prudential, Axis Bank, Crédit Agricole, HSBC, Bank of New York Mellon, UBS, Credit Suisse …

In a continuation of our pictures-worth-a-thousand-words motif we started earlier this week, with the first one on the vast opportunity in BRICS renewables-investment markets, here’s one that offers a revealing look at which institutions exactly are at risk in the exceptionally high-risk Rampal coal-fired project in India. First, the EXIM Bank of India has a […]

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