M. Tamim

Dr M Tamim is professor at the Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).

Only good governance can ensure long-term energy security

Bangladesh has been struggling with primary energy supply since 2007, a long 17 years. Unfortunately, the focus was never to solve this fundamental problem sustainably but to build more power plants that are visible and carry larger political mileage.

4m ago

Energy-poor Bangladesh and its transition obligations

There will be no short-term solution to Bangladesh's energy woes unless the economy and dollar inflow improve.

5m ago

What makes our energy subsidy policy irrational

Fossil fuel and electricity subsidy is widely provided all over the world. A subsidy is a product of the political economy. Access to affordable energy is now a basic human right.

1y ago

How will the latest BERC amendment affect energy prices?

The reason for the amendment given by the government – pointing to subsidies and time-consumption – does not stand scrutiny.

1y ago

Should electricity and gas prices be fixed without a public hearing?

If the government itself fixes the price, will public interest be preserved?

1y ago

What has led Bangladesh to its current energy crisis?

The world is going through one of the worst energy crises in recent times, even if we compare it to the situation that arose out of the 1973 Arab oil embargo.

1y ago

Bangladesh caught in the energy transition dilemma

Human society uses 10 times more energy today than it did in the early 20th century. While wood, coal and animal power dominated the energy scenario before the Second World War, the transition to oil and gas (hydrocarbon) started in the 1940s through 1970s.

2y ago

Now is not the right time to raise fuel prices

Currently, the world is going through a major energy crisis. In the last couple of months, natural gas, coal, crude oil, and electricity prices increased manyfold, jeopardising the post-Covid economic recovery across the continents.

2y ago
February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024

Only good governance can ensure long-term energy security

Bangladesh has been struggling with primary energy supply since 2007, a long 17 years. Unfortunately, the focus was never to solve this fundamental problem sustainably but to build more power plants that are visible and carry larger political mileage.

December 27, 2023
December 27, 2023

Energy-poor Bangladesh and its transition obligations

There will be no short-term solution to Bangladesh's energy woes unless the economy and dollar inflow improve.

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

What makes our energy subsidy policy irrational

Fossil fuel and electricity subsidy is widely provided all over the world. A subsidy is a product of the political economy. Access to affordable energy is now a basic human right.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

How will the latest BERC amendment affect energy prices?

The reason for the amendment given by the government – pointing to subsidies and time-consumption – does not stand scrutiny.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

Should electricity and gas prices be fixed without a public hearing?

If the government itself fixes the price, will public interest be preserved?

July 12, 2022
July 12, 2022

What has led Bangladesh to its current energy crisis?

The world is going through one of the worst energy crises in recent times, even if we compare it to the situation that arose out of the 1973 Arab oil embargo.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Bangladesh caught in the energy transition dilemma

Human society uses 10 times more energy today than it did in the early 20th century. While wood, coal and animal power dominated the energy scenario before the Second World War, the transition to oil and gas (hydrocarbon) started in the 1940s through 1970s.

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

Now is not the right time to raise fuel prices

Currently, the world is going through a major energy crisis. In the last couple of months, natural gas, coal, crude oil, and electricity prices increased manyfold, jeopardising the post-Covid economic recovery across the continents.

April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021

The State of Research in Bangladesh

Lately, the world university ranking systems, especially promoted by the private universities for attracting prospective students in Bangladesh, have brought attention to the state of research in local universities.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Energy pricing dilemma and the culture of subsidy

Proper price and market structure is the key for ensuring the uninterrupted quality supply of any product.

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