Bangladeshi industries explore renewables as power crisis looms

Women in a garment factory in Bangladesh.An ongoing power crisis in Bangladesh – prompted by a gas shortage – is encouraging Bangladeshi industries to slowly transition to renewable energy sources such as solar power. Although Bangladesh marked 100% access to electricity for all people in March 2022, more than 50% of electricity is generated using natural gas. Dwindling gas reserves, alongside […]

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Java fishers struggle with seine net ban amid rising costs, falling profits

A crew of cantrang fishermen unload their cargo.PANTURA, Indonesia — More than 10,000 brightly painted trawlers regularly come and go from the rowdy fishing ports along this 1,000-kilometer-long northern coastline of Java, the world’s most populous island. Many of them are going nowhere fast. “Because I still use the cantrang it’s not possible for me to update my paperwork,” said Sutikno, the […]

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