Published on: 2013-11-02
Coal fired power plants are the biggest source of man made CO2 emissions. This makes coal energy the single greatest threat facing our climate. So most of the Bangladeshi political Parties, Civil Society and environmental organization express their deep concern to save Sunderban. Bangladeshi Forest Expert Zunaed Kabir Chawdhury summarized his research was to highlight the Sunderban 38 crore every 3 years are given the protection of life and property. And another Experts say that the establish Coal based power plant at the nearer of Sundarban will be the suicide decision. Local Farmers accused government that this power plant only for the financial purpose of the rolling party politician. see the link Government try to Establish Coal Based Power plant at Rampal only for the political Interest
Published on:06-11- 2013
Rampal Coal-Based plant, which is too set to produce 1,320 megawatt of electricity, is set to force the government of Bangladesh to acquire 1,834 acres of land, significantly consisting of farming lands, fisheries and habitations of the population of dependent on the mentioned. Over 95 per cent of the allocated land is capable of being harvested thrice a year that every year produced 1,285 tonnes of rice and 561.41 metric tonnes of fish. Over 8,000 families are permanent residents of the allocated land and among them 7,500 families live on the mentioned farming and fisheries. The Rampal plant is going to force these families off their homes and incomes. Its create force migrant people of the world. And its direct impacts on Sundarban and the Fisheries. Rampal Coal-based Power Plant: The destruction of the South western Part of Bangladesh
Sri Lanka’s electricity rates were hiked effective May. The revision is already forcing high-end domestic users to look at a much more environmental friendly alternative, solar. However experts say it is too early to predict whether the rate hike will influence mass movement to solar. Of the over 5m households connected to the national grid, only 3% are considered even border-line high-end users. My file for the Thomson Reuters Foundation – http://www.trust.org/item/20130612114146-mfayx/?source=hptop
As Asia’s mega cities grow and grow, so does the traffic. In the Sri Lankan capital commuters set aside 3hrs to travel 10km into the city and back. But experts say that more and more are opting for private commute if they can afford, because public transport is unsafe, unreliable and sometimes as one commuter told me is akin to travelling in a public restroom. The traffic is not only a drain on energy, but a major emission factor.