Pabantair village under Ghuridaha union of Shaghata Upazila of the district has been brought under rural electrification connection by Gaibandha Palli Bidyuit Samity (GPBS) on Friday.

On the occasion, a function was held in the village on Friday with Dr M Montezar Rahman, Director of GPBS, in the chair.

Prime minister Shiekh Hasina has provisionally approved a draft memorandum of understanding with Russia on installation of a nuclear power plant, officials with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Nazmul Huda Khan, science and technology secretary, told they expect an agreement to be signed later this month when a Russian minister is expected to visit Dhaka.

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THE discovery of coal in Tharparkar district has given the country an alternative source of energy. Sindh has coal resources at Lakhra, Thatta, Badin, Jhampir and Thar coalfields, but only Lakhra is operational with annual production of two million tons. Total coal resources are estimated to be 186.5 billion tons, which is ranked as lignite suitable for power generation.

A proposed UK scheme designed to force some 5,000 businesses to cut carbon emissions by reducing their energy consumption gives companies no reason to buy renewable energy, critics said on Friday.

"Businesses need greater incentives to demand increased renewable power in their fuel mix, not less," said Jo Butlin, vice president at UK renewable power supplier Smartest Energy.

NEW DELHI: After reeling under a power shortage for the past few days, the Capital can look forward to some relief now on the power front. Following requests from the Delhi Government

World marketed energy consumption is projected to increase by 44 percent from 2006 to 2030. Total energy demand in the non-OECD countries increases by 73 percent, compared with an increase of 15 percent in the OECD countries.

Gujranwala Electric Supply Company (Gepco) has constituted various teams for the awareness of consumers on energy saving and its advantages. Talking to newsmen, Gepco Chief Executive Gujranwala region Rana Muhammad Ashraf on Wednesday said the teams would apprise general public, especially the owners of CNG stations, petrol pumps and traders, of ways to save energy to ensure smooth power supply.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Rune Stroem has advised the Government of Pakistan to isolate the debt overhang of the power sector to overcome the energy crisis.

Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Dr Ansar Parvez while addressing the 2009 convocation of the KANUPP Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering stated that Pakistan plans to build more nuclear plants in an effort to increase supply by a total of 8,800 MW.