Editorial

Over 2cr people in Bangladesh using renewable energy

Implement strategic roadmaps to increase production capacity


Bangladeshpost
Published : 18 Jan 2022 09:19 PM

Having no or little emission of exhaust and poisonous gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, most renewable energy sources produce little to no global warming emissions. Needless to mention, renewable energy has become an important source for power generation as it is environment-friendly and we can use these resources again and again to produce useful energy. 

It is encouraging to note that the government has revisited its energy policy and undertaken a number of projects to enhance use of renewable energy. Reportedly, over two crore people in areas where the supply of electricity is non-existence, are getting benefits of renewable energy (RE). The government has so far introduced over 60 lakh solar home systems(SHS) in its efforts to continue promoting RE. Currently, eight solar parks, having 231 MW capacity are supplying electricity to the national grid. The country is now generating 650 MW of electricity from solar energy. 

The government should 

implement strategic roadmaps to increase the 

production and consumption 

of renewable 

energy to ensure energy security of the country

Currently, renewable energy contributes approximately 4 per cent to the country's national energy power mix. While experts realise that tackling climate change is impossible without reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the reliance on fossil fuels, many say that the transition to renewable is not going to be easy. In this regard, the government should take a number of initiatives, including allowing tax-free import of the tools and equipment which are needed for environment-friendly energy production. It needs no emphasising that sustainable and renewable energy is the future of energy sector. Therefore, the government should implement strategic roadmaps to increase the production and consumption of renewable energy to ensure energy security of the country. Such steps will not only be helpful for  safeguarding the environment but also create thousands of jobs.