Europe’s vegetable farmers warn of shortages as energy crisis bites

Published: September 23, 2022 17:35:38 Emmanuel Lefebvre produces thousands of tonnes of endives on his farm in northern France annually, but this year he may abandon his crop because of the crippling energy costs required to freeze the harvested bulbs. Across northern and western Europe, vegetable producers are contemplating halting their activities because of the […]

Renewable energy jobs rise to 12.7 million globally

Renewable energy jobs rise to 12.7 million globally

Despite the lingering impacts of Covid and the growing energy crisis, people employed globally in the renewable energy sector reached 12.7 million last year, an increase of 700,000 new jobs in just 12 months, according to a new report. Solar energy was found to be the fastest-growing sector, providing 4.3 million jobs in 2021, more […]

China the ‘biggest player’ in Bangladesh’s energy transition

China the ‘biggest player’ in Bangladesh’s energy transition

Ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow last year, Bangladesh pledged to produce 40 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2041. To meet this target, the country is shifting investments away from coal, oil and gas. The role of Chinese investments in Bangladesh in driving this transition will be key, experts have told The Third Pole. […]

The EU energy market is in deep trouble. How should we respond?

The EU energy market is in deep trouble. How should we respond?

Only this week, with the temperatures dropping in most of northern Europe after a long and hot summer, many people in the EU most likely resisted the urge to turn up the heating and decided to save energy and money instead – the debate over rising energy prices finally hit the majority of the public. […]

Bangladesh holds meeting with WB delegation on power, energy

A bilateral meeting on power was held on Tuesday between State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid and a delegation of the World Bank (WB) at the ministry’s conference room.  Vice President of the World Bank’s South Asia Region Martin Raiser led the World Bank delegation and discussed various issues of mutual […]

Nasrul Hamid urges World Bank to expedite funding for power, energy projects | UNB

Nasrul Hamid urges World Bank to expedite funding for power, energy projects | UNB

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has urged World Bank to expedite its funding to projects in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector. He made the request while holding a bilateral meeting today with visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Martin Raiser, at the ministry, said a release of […]

UN chief warns of ‘catastrophe’ with continued use of fossil fuels

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks on as UN General Assembly appointed him for a second five-year term from January 1, 2022, in New York City, New York, US, June 18, 2021. Reuters

The ambitious promises world leaders made last year at a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, were “naïve optimism,” Guterres said. Nations are nowhere near the goal of limiting the average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. That’s the threshold beyond which scientists say the likelihood of catastrophic impacts […]

As war rages, a struggle to balance energy crunch and climate crisis

As war rages, a struggle to balance energy crunch and climate crisis

While countries could greatly reduce their vulnerability to wild swings in the oil and gas markets by shifting to cleaner sources of energy such as wind or solar power and electric vehicles — which is also the playbook for fighting climate change — that transition will take years. So, for now, many governments are more […]

Energy solution from regional cooperation

KHAWAZA MAIN UDDIN | Published: March 08, 2022 23:05:17 A neutral country in the Ukraine-Russia war, Bangladesh still couldn’t avoid its impact especially on global fuel price with spillovers almost everywhere and in every sector. It has already been a matter of serious concern where and when the price uptrend would stop and how the […]

What the Texas energy crisis means for Bangladesh’s energy security

Sam Reynolds | Published: March 21, 2021 20:55:55 The energy crisis in Texas has become world news. During extreme winter weather in February, surging electricity demand collided with falling generation, forcing the state’s grid operator to implement rolling blackouts. At its peak, at least 4.5 million Texans were without electricity and more than 80 deaths […]