Coal

Coal-laden bulkhead sinks near Mongla port, five missing

Bulkhead vessels with one hedge are prohibited from transporting coal, said Md Fakar Uddin, harbour master of the Mongla Port Authority

Chattogram port

World's youth returns to streets to fight climate change

Young people around the world began taking to the streets on Friday to demand urgent action to avert disastrous climate change, in their largest protest since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

World's youth returns to the streets to fight climate change

Is China's pledge to cut overseas coal funding a game-changer?

China's pledge to stop funding overseas coal has been welcomed as a climate landmark that could dry up funding for smoke-billowing plants in poor countries

Is China's pledge to cut overseas coal funding a game-changer?

Climate change

China promises to end coal funding overseas

China is still investing in coal, reducing the impact of Xi’s commitment, but it is by far the largest funder of coal projects in developing countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh as it ...

China promises to end coal funding overseas

Pressure grows on Bangladesh, other Asian countries to cancel new coal projects

But coal remains a mainstay for power generation in Asia, which accounts for 75 per cent of global coal demand, according to the International Energy Agency

Pressure grows on Bangladesh, other Asian countries to cancel new coal projects

India asks utilities to import coal amid short supply as demand spikes

India has urged utilities to import coal as coal-fired electricity generation surged in Asia's third largest economy after an easing of coronavirus-related curbs, with several power plants on the ...

India asks utilities to import coal amid short supply as demand spikes

ADB, Citi, HSBC, Prudential hatch plan for Asian coal-fired closures: Sources

Financial firms including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC and BlackRock Real Assets are devising plans to speed the closure of Asia's coal-fired power plants in order to lower the ...

ADB, Citi, HSBC, Prudential hatch plan for Asian coal-fired closures: Sources

Govt fails to take power from Payra plant, counts huge loss in capacity payment

The government is counting a monthly loss of Tk 1.3 billion (130 crore) due to delay in laying a high-priority transmission line that would take electricity from the Payra power plant to Dhaka

Govt fails to take power from Payra plant, counts huge loss in capacity payment

Bangladesh emphasises joint R&D with US in renewable energy, nuclear power

Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury also held a meeting with acting assistant secretary of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources ambassador Virginia E Palmer to discuss Bangladesh-US energy ...

Bangladesh emphasises joint R&D with US in renewable energy, nuclear power

G20 fails to agree on climate goals in communiqué

Negotiations with China, Russia and India had proved especially tough. In the end China and India had declined to sign the two contested points

G20 fails to agree on climate goals in communiqué
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