Investigation on Present Scenario of Renewable Energy Sources Focus In Two Representative Districts of BangladeshName : Dr. Md. Azharul Islam
Affliation : Associate Professor
University : Department of Environmental Science
Country : Bangladesh
To investigate the present scenario of renewable energy sources in Pabna and Mymensingh districts, data were collected through interviewing of 120 randomly selected respondents. Structured questionnaires were used for the primary data collection. The general respondents, GOs and NGOs personnel were the target group. Results revealed that available sources of renewable energy were mainly solar, biogas and biomass in both districts. Data were collected based on education, knowledge and familiarity with renewable sources, cost effectiveness, contribution to renewable sources, activities need to emphasis renewable sources more affordable and importances. The findings also revealed that 53.3% respondents in Pabna and 63.3% respondents in Mymensingh district showed positive response to renewable energy sources. The majority of the respondents commented that biomass was most cost effective in Pabna district and biogas was most cost effective in case of Mymensingh district. It was noted that among renewable energy sources major contribution to energy comes from mainly biogas in Pabna and the most energy comes from solar in case of Mymensingh district. The most effective strategy of organization is education and capacity building program in Pabna district and in case of Mymensingh district it was renewable energy markets, financing mechanism. The most effective training program was found customer training in Pabna district and in case of Mymensingh district it was customer motivating training. Therefore, the Government and the Private sectors should work to emphasize more on renewable energy sources to produce electricity to solve our power crisis problem in future.
Key words: Renewable energy sources, Bangladesh, Biomass, cost effectiveness.
Sub theme: Public awareness and Education for Renewable Energy
Dr. M. A. Islam now working as Associate Professor Position in the Department of Environmental Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh. His major research interest areas are renewable energy sources and their management, different environmental pollutions and strategies to manage such problems and natural resources management. He has been completed Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University. His PhD earned from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo Japan. He has postdoctoral research experiences in the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA as well as Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan.