Clean energy expo from Jan 1The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) under the Ministry of Population and Environment is organising ‘Renewal Energy Exhibition 2016’ from January 1-3 in the Capital, with a theme ‘Renewable Energy for Energy Security’.
The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) under the Ministry of Population and Environment is organising ‘Renewal Energy Exhibition 2016’ from January 1-3 in the Capital, with a theme ‘Renewable Energy for Energy Security’.
The exhibition will showcase 125 stalls of various renewable and alternative energy technologies including solar, micro hydro, bio-fuel, biogas, wind energy and biomass, the centre told a press conference on Tuesday.
The annual event has served as an important platform in promoting the use of renewal energy technologies in Nepal and encouraging the private sector to invest in the renewal energy sector. This year’s edition is being held with an emphasis on a wider use of alternative and renewable energy to mitigate the fuel crisis.
According to the organisers, the visitors will also get to know about subsidies and soft loan provision that the government has initiated for the urban solar, waste to energy programme and household “gasification” technology, among others.
Renewable energy technology manufacturers, installers, and suppliers, universities and banks working in the area will display their projects, products and services during the event.
According to Ram Prasad Dhital, executive director of the AEPC, the country has generated 26MW electricity through mini/micro hydropower projects and installed around 350,000 biogas plants, 700,000 solar home systems and 1.2m improved cooking stoves. Various alternative and renewable energy technologies installed across the country have benefited around 3 million households.
Paswan presents PM a bicyle
KATHMANDU: Minister for Population and Environment Vishwendra Paswan, who is leading a national campaign on promotion of use of bicycles, presented a bicycle to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday.
The ‘Environment-Friendly National Campaign’, launched by the minister over a month ago, has been encouraging policymakers and public to use bicycle as a mode of transportation.