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Bangladesh moves seven notches up in EAPI released by WEF


Dhaka :Bangladesh has moved seven notches up in the global energy index prepared and released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which depicts a significant progress in energy management.

The Geneva-based WEF in its ‘ Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) 2016’ put Bangladesh at 106, up from the 112th position of last year.

The country also achieved a higher overall score for better energy management towards economic growth and development and environmental sustainability, reports Daily Star.

This year, the country earned a total score of 0.50 on a scale from 0-1 against last year’s score of 0.45.

Progress has also been made in economic growth and development (from 0.52 to 0.63), environmental sustainability (from 0.39 to 0.44) and energy access and security (from 0.44 to 0.45).

The EAPI ranks countries on their ability to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable energy.

Switzerland topped the index followed by Norway with scores of 0.79 and 0.78 respectively. Sweden, France and Denmark were among the top five countries, with each nation scoring 0.76.

Conversely, Bahrain (0.36) was at the bottom of the index, which included 126 countries.

Lebanon (0.43), Yemen Republic (0.44), Haiti (0.44) and Ethiopia (0.44) were the four other countries in the bottom five.

Among the South Asian nations, Sri Lanka was ranked at 54th, India 90th, Pakistan 103rd and Nepal 115th.

Bangladesh has increased its installed power generation capacity to 12,339 megawatts in the last six years.

The country now generates, on an average, more than 7,500 MW of electricity a day, catering to two-third of its population. (ANI)

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