August 8, 2022, 12:56 am

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2022-08-04 10:05:43 BdST

Tariff & land main obstacle to the solar power: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has underlined the need for finding new sources and better use of modern technologies to face the challenges in the energy sector.

He said that tariff and land availability have been the main obstacles to promotion of solar power in the country.

He made the remarks while British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson called on him at his office at the ministry on Wednesday.

During the meeting they discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest.

The state minister said it is essential to boost energy conservation activities.

"The government has been working sincerely to promote clean energy. The process of importing hydropower electricity from Nepal is at the final stage”, he told the British envoy.

He also discussed the nationally determined contribution (NDC), climate change, local and sub-regional power sharing, power import, nuclear energy, renewable energy, solar home system, smart grid, primary energy, net metering system, electric vehicle, lithium battery, onshore and offshore wind power systems.

Senior climate and environment advisor Anna Balance and climate change policy manager Marjan Nur were present on the occasion.

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