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British High Commissioner meets State Minister for Power

Published : 03 Aug 2022 08:53 PM

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson paid a courtesy call on Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday at his office in the Secretariat. During this time they discussed various issues related to mutual interest.

The state minister described the global context and said that to face the challenge of energy, emphasis should be placed on new sources and modern technologies including hydrogen. Savings activities must be increased. The government is working earnestly to promote clean energy. The process of importing hydropower from Nepal is almost finalised. Cost of electricity and amount of land is one of the main constraints for solar power. Working to modernize the grid. Meanwhile, NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)), climate change, regional and sub-regional power sharing, electricity import, nuclear power, renewable energy, solar home system, smart grid, primary energy, net metering system, electric vehicle, lithium battery. , onshore and offshore wind power etc. are discussed. Among others, Senior Climate and Environment Advisor Anna Ballance, Climate Change Policy Manager Marjan Nur were present.