Ijaz Hossain

Dr Ijaz Hossain is former dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).

How can Bangladesh enhance its energy security?

Continuous gas exploration and exploitation of renewable energy should be the two pillars of energy security in the country.

3m ago

Refinancing sustainable energy projects in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has not seen much success with refinancing of sustainable energy.

3m ago

Power crisis: Perils of pursuing the old dangerous path

When LNG prices were high, not using LNG made sense. But does it make any sense now?

1y ago

Surviving the energy crisis

Energy crises are not rare, but a crisis of this magnitude that tends to derail world economic progress is.

1y ago

Curbing BERC’s authority sets us up for more trouble

The amendment to BERC Act alters its position as the sole authority for fixing energy prices.

1y ago

Does renewable energy have a future in Bangladesh?

Despite the fact that Bangladesh is a small country in terms of area; electricity grid coverage is very poor.

1y ago

No planning: The root cause of ills in Bangladesh's power sector

Until recently, load-shedding was something that people in Bangladesh had forgotten – at least in Dhaka.

1y ago

The future of renewable energy in Bangladesh

Renewable energy (RE) comprises of energy from the sun (directly), usually called solar, biomass, wind, tidal, geothermal and hydro.

2y ago
June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017

Budgetary allocation for energy is not enough

Has the finance minister addressed these issues and is this budget adequate to meet the challenges stated above? An equally important issue is this: do the responsible agencies have the capacity and capability of implementing such a large budget?

January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016

Meeting our energy challenges

There was great hope that having tackled the immediate crisis, the government will put the energy sector on a robust track to achieve sustainability. But, it appears that it has been derailed. True, there is no load shedding, and the government will be able to meet increasing demands in the next two to three years, but many issues of the energy sector will plague us for a long time to come.

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