Promoting renewable energy to protect environment stressed

 RAJSHAHI, April 21, 2018 (BSS)- Speakers at a post-rally discussion here today opined sustainable protection and use of renewable energies is essential for protecting environment.

They viewed there is an enormous scope of reducing gradually mounting pressure on fossil fuel through boosting use of renewable energies in both rural and urban areas.

The speakers also said the present government has been working relentlessly to save energy, protect maternal and child health and environment throughout the country to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal number seven.

Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) and Household Energy Platform Programme in Bangladesh jointly organized the rally and discussion to mark the opening of a three-day fair at Shilpakala Academy premises in Rajshahi city.

Main thrust of the fair is to create mass-awareness relating to the importance of improved stove, fuel and modern kitchen room together with inspiring and sensitizing the public in general towards promoting and protecting the renewable energies.

SREDA Chairman Helal Uddin and its Member Siddique Zubayer addressed the meeting as chief and special guests respectively with Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi SM Abdul Kader in the chair.

SREDA Member and Director of the project Shalima Jahan, Director of Local Government Division Shayam Kishore Roy and Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Md Shalahuddin also spoke. Helal Uddin mentioned instead of depending on only the fossil fuel emphasis should be given to enriching the renewable energy sources to face the energy challenges.

Availability of energy from different sources is vital for the present life in meeting the challenge of the ever-increasing demand for energy.

He emphasised the need for wide-ranging use of energy efficient products to reduce the existing pressure on power demands. Using energy efficient electrical appliances has become an urgent need to reduce electricity cost coupled with energy conservation which is essential for addressing the energy crises.

All concerned should work together for building social awareness about a judicious use of fossil fuel and ending its misuse. Besides, the issue of converting the irrigation system into solar power-based one should be taken into consideration immediately.