An overview of energy profile for Bangladesh: past, present and future uses

Khan, Kamrujjaman and Islam, Md Mainul and Rahman, M. L. and Ali, Md Nawsher (2003) An overview of energy profile for Bangladesh: past, present and future uses. In: 2003 National Seminar on the Role of Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources for National Development (SRRAESND-2003), 19-20 Dec 2003, Khulna, Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh is a relatively poor country. Although its infrastructure level is relatively low, with few paved roads and poor telephone or electricity access, the potential for growth is quite high and entails a large future increase in energy demand. And although it is the
most densely populated agricultural country in the world it also falls among the lowest per capita energy users in the world. However, Bangladesh was recently discovered to
contain large reserves of natural gas, a major attraction to foreign investors. Natural gas is also a good source of relatively clean energy for the future, especially in a country where energy demand is growing at a rate of about 10% per year. This survey will first look at the past trends of energy use in Bangladesh, the current energy profile of the country's production, imports, exports and usage of fossil fuels and/or biomass. It will then address the predicted energy increases over the next twenty years, and conclude with an estimation of what the energy mix may look like by the year 2020

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 05:42
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 05:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural gas; foreign investment; energy needs; biomass; fossil fuels
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8504 Energy Transformation > 850499 Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified

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