Our Bangladeshi MPs secure new finance for renewables

Dhaka (Bangladesh): The Climate Parliament Bangladesh Group of MPs today welcomed the announcement of a special fund designed to finance new renewable energy generation in Bangladesh. The new state budget for 2014-15, presented in the Bangladeshi Parliament on the 5th June by the Bangladesh Minister of Finance, Mr Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, announced a special fund of TK 400 crore (around USD 52,000,000), to establish RE-based power plants. The aim is to reach 800MW of electricity by 2015 by using renewables, up from around 350MW at present. Climate Parliament MPs, in a series of briefings and letters to the Finance and Power Ministers and in campaign of targeted parliamentary interventions ove

Our How-To Guide to RE launches today

On Wednesday 4th June, the United Nations Development Programme and Climate Parliament will launch “Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians: A How-To Guide”, an innovative new tool designed to help parliamentarians around the world effectively promote renewable energy through legislative action. The guide will be launched by the Administrator of UNDP, Ms Helen Clark, and the European Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs, at the first annual Sustainable Energy For All Forum, taking place this week at the UN Headquarters in New York. The handbook is the latest fruit of a €3.1 million ($4.2 million), three-year joint project between UNDP and Climate Parliament, funded by the European

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