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Govt to study on possibility of off-shore wind

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Published: 21:01, 18 October 2021  
Govt to study on possibility of off-shore wind

State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the government will study the possibility of off-shore wind as part of tackling the effects of climate change.

He made the remarks at a virtual event on energy conversion through collaboration in technology innovation on Monday (October 18).

He said, “Bangladesh has adopted a plan to fully support the expansion of renewable energy. Among the renewable energy sources in Bangladesh, solar energy or solar power are more likely. Work is also being done on electricity from waste and from wind.

Nasrul Hamid said, “Bangladesh is making every effort to transform clean energy as a signatory to the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. Bangladesh’s annual per capita carbon emission s 0.4 metric tons, compared to the world’s average of 4.5 metric tons. As part of its commitment to be a carbon-neutral nation, it has already decided to shut down 10 coal-fired power plants with a capacity of 8,451 megawatts. Air mapping has been done at nine sites and a study on the possibility of off-shore wind will be conducted soon.”