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Bangladesh’s energy transition tilts towards coal

The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments.
By Damon Evans 15 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels 0 34392
Workers carrying coal in Bangladesh. (PA)

Bangladesh estimates it needs $40 billion of investment to boost its generation capacity from its current 16 GW to 60 GW by 2041, with coal playing a key role.

The country plans to expand its coal-fired power capacity by more than three times its current level by 2040, largely neglecting its vast potential for solar power – which could be complemented by gas as a back-up fuel.

A roll-out of coal-fired plants would enable the South Asian nation to take advantage of its coal deposits while reducing...