KATHMANDU, March 28: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun has asserted that Nepal and Bangladesh share bilateral and multilateral level cooperation in the field of energy. At a Nepal-Bangladesh Business Forum organized by the Bangladeshi Embassy here today, Minister Pun said that bilateral relations between Nepal and Bangladesh have been further bolstered since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1972.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering in a new professional network launched today in Kathmandu to promote more female practitioners in South Asia’s energy and power sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to increase investment in energy and hydropower sector.

Solar over hydro

January 22, 2019 01:30 am

Without a massive and concerted effort to develop solar power, unmet electricity demand will continue to plague the energy sector, the economy, and the nation at large

Nepal, China agree to expedite past deals

December 14, 2018 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepal and China have agreed to expedite the implementation of past agreements and understandings and prioritize projects under bilateral co-operation.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The international donor agencies have been urged to extend support for achieving the government’s main motto of ‘Happy Nepali, Prosperous Nepal’ through sustainable development of energy.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: An interaction program on the topic of ‘Nepal-China Economic Co-operation Forum: Prospects of Investment in Nepal’s Energy Sector’ was held in Beijing today at the aegis of the Embassy of Nepal, in collaboration with China Association for International Economic Co-operation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The meeting of the Nepal-China Energy Mechanism has started here from today to pursue bilateral partnership and cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector in an effective manner.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The first meeting of the joint steering committee formed for energy cooperation between Nepal and China is scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on September 27-28.

Preparation to generate energy from waste

September 10, 2018 12:45 pm

TULSIPUR, Sept 10: In an effort to manage wastes efficiently, the Ghorrahi sub-metropolis is making necessary preparation to generate energy from perishable waste.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

KANCHANPUR, Aug 4: The Bhimdutta Municipality is to produce energy from the solid waste produced by the municipality folks.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Benny Omer paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Singh Pun here today.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Benny Omer paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Singh Pun here today.

KATHMANDU, July 25: A team of international researchers have underscored the need of providing access to quality energy to people from disadvantaged groups and remote areas to improve their livelihood.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, and Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, held discussion on the matters of collaboration in energy and hydropower sector.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The government has urged the Japanese government to provide support in Nepal's energy sector.

Realizing energy potential

June 12, 2018 01:30 am

Nepal’s approach to developing its hydro-power for export to India appears to have missed the larger context of India’s developments

KATHMANDU, May 31: Chief Minister of Province 7 Trilochan Bhatta and German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schäfer on Wednesday jointly launched Renewable Energy for Rural Areas (RERA) program amidst a function in Dhangadhi—the provincial capital.

Kathmandu, May 11: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has said the base of economic prosperity would be built by increasing the consumption electricity.

KATHMANDU, May 9: CPN (Maoist Center)'s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the party has focused its energy and strength entirely on attaining economic development in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has said that the government will build the 1200 MW Budhigandaki Hydropower Project on its own and the tender process for the project will begin from next fiscal year. Budhigandaki is currently the only ready-to-implement reservoir-based hydropower project. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) and tender documents are ready, according to officials.

Water-smart energy choices

April 16, 2018 00:30 am

True energy security is possible only in the context of resource, climate, and environmental sustainability. The global focus obscures these critical linkages

One particular dam project, the $2.5-billion Budhi Gandaki project, on a river by the same name in central-western Nepal, is increasingly becoming the centrepiece of this tug-of-war between Delhi and Beijing.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The fifth international conference on developments in renewable energy technology concluded here today with nine suggestions including declaring the 'Energy Decade' from 2075 BS to 2085 BS as a long-term vision.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The fifth international conference on developments in renewable energy technology concluded here today with nine suggestions including declaring the 'Energy Decade' from 2075 BS to 2085 BS as a long-term vision.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, has announced to provide round-the-clock supply of electricity to industries after mid-May.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, has announced to provide round-the-clock supply of electricity to industries after mid-May.

Tapping into sustainable energy

March 9, 2018 09:00 am

“It’s a wonder,” he said, pointing at a small solar device laid on top of a tin roof of a makeshift shed he has been living in for more than two years. Megha Nath, 70, has lived through the darkest and the brightest of times in this village of Bahrabise of Sindhupalchok district, around 90 kilometers away from Kathmandu. “There was a time when there was no source of light. When children had to do homework, they did it during the day,” he said speaking of the ‘dark’ days.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Women, the poor and excluded groups face various structural barriers in fully benefiting from Nepal’s energy sector, according to a new report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The recently released report entitled ‘Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment of the Energy Sector’ assesses the status of energy access in Nepal, and their implications for women and the socially excluded.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Women, the poor, and excluded groups face various structural barriers, preventing them from benefiting from Nepal’s energy sector, said a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa was given formal farewell today from the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Urban Development.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Electricity tariff in Nepal is one of the highest in South Asia. Experts say unregulated power purchase agreements signed with hydropower developers by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is one of the reasons that has made electricity expensive in Nepal.

Demand for Energy Resources in World 2015-2040

Geopolitics of energy

November 5, 2017 00:30 am

United States has become the so-called swing producer capable of balancing supply and demand in global hydrocarbon markets.

LALITPUR, Nov 4: Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has stressed on extending the access to renewable energy technology to the public in rural areas.  Speaking at the 21st anniversary function of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre here today, Minister Chaudhary shared that Nepal was receiving support for the promotion of renewable energy technology from international community as Nepal has ratified various treaties relating to it.

Scarlett, Colin Have "Great Energy'

November 2, 2017 11:55 am

NEW YORK, Nov 2: Scarlett Johansson and her boyfriend Colin Jost have ‘a great energy between them’. Johansson, 32, started dating the 'Saturday Night Live' star earlier this year and was spotted cheering for him in the crowd at Jost's comedy show in Boston on October 28, reports usmagazine.com.

KATHMANDU, September 3: Women's Network for Energy and Environment (WoNEE) has been formed here today at the national level with the objective of exerting pressure for ensuring women's participation through inclusive and participatory development and management of the energy sector.

REPUBLICA, July 31: A team of professors and researchers of the Department of Biotechnology at Tribhuvan University (TU) have claimed to have made a breakthrough by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into an energy source without using solar light.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Energy Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that the people will not have to face load-shedding now onwards.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has, expressing gratitude to the Government of Norway for its assistance to Nepal's peace process, relief and rescue efforts during the earthquake and post-quake reconstruction efforts, expected the Norwegian support to the sector of energy as well.

SEOUL, June 19: South Korea, one of the world's largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to add nuclear power plants, its president said Monday, signaling a shift in decades of reliance on nuclear energy.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Ministry of Energy (MoE) is the top performer in development spending till the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

SALYAN, May 9: Energy Minister Janardan Sharma has brushed off the reports about misappropriation of money in the process of the government to purchase LED bulbs from India as untruth and baseless.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has unveiled a plan to buy excess solar energy from household consumers.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Changing the existing flat energy rates for dry months, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has offered to pay developers better rate if the latter reserve water in the daytime and generate more energy during peak hour.

Our energy future

May 3, 2017 00:15 am

Declining water levels in our snow-fed rivers means that our hydroelectricity potential is slowly being depleted

KATHMANDU, April 18: Energy minister Janardan Sharma has unveiled an ambitious plan to produce 17000 MW within the next seven years.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Minister for Energy, Janardan Sharma, has said that the top management of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) won't be changed for at least four years.

Energy for all

April 10, 2017 10:34 am

Most least developed countries (LDCs), including Nepal, have ample potential for renewable and clean energy. But they seldom tap that potential. Consequently, 70 percent of the 900 million people living in the 48 least LDCs have limited access to energy. In other words, citizens of seven out of 10 LDCs do not have electricity in their homes.