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Bangladesh: Energy

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the potential for greener energy generation in Bangladesh. (199157)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has not carried out any overall assessment in Bangladesh of the potential for greener energy generation.

However, the Government of Bangladesh, through support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has made assessments on solar, wind, biogas and micro-hydro potentials.

The World Bank has also carried out assessments on renewable energy and currently supports solar panels in several thousand villages through Grameen Bank's "Shakti" branch. Germany, Japan and France are also funding various renewable energy and technology transfer projects in Bangladesh.