Renewable energy in Bangladesh refers to the use of renewable energy to generate electricity in Bangladesh.
The current renewable energy comes from bio-gas, hydro power, solar and wind. BEING aware of the finite stock of fossil fuels and their negative impact on the environment, countries across the world are now leaning towards renewable energies like solar energy, wind energy, bio-energy, hydropower, geothermal and ocean energy in efforts to ensure energy security. The use of renewable energy has risen considerably in recent times, both in developed and in developing countries. More than hundred countries now have renewable energy policy of one kind or the other. Keeping pace with the global trend, Bangladesh has also attached due importance to development of renewable energy. National plans — Five Year Plan, Power System Master Plan — and policy documents including National Energy Policy, Industrial Policy 2010 underscored renewable energy. Development of renewable energy has been identified as one of the programs of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. Renewable energy options are also included in the Bangladesh National Building Code. A dedicated policy, Renewable Energy Policy of Bangladesh, has been in force since 2009, which envisions having 5% power from renewable energy sources by 2015 and 10% by 2020.
ESDO’s Approach to promote Renewable Energy
Clean and renewable energy is the high global need at the moment. To minimize the high cost of environmentally damaging techniques clean and efficient renewable energy sources are the alternatives as an environmental organization ESDO promote and encourage solar, wind, wave, tidal and hydro as energy sources that can be the applicable tools for face the challenge of global warming and reduce toxics pollution.
Solar energy is a more practical type of energy due to its plentiful availability; it is derived directly from the sun. It is an ideal for Bangladesh and the LDC’s. ESDO already introduced solar power in eight communities with the coverage of around 17000 people in South, central and Northern Bangladesh.
Energy efficient cooking stove in Natore and Mymensingh districts have already introduced by ESDO.