Published on: Feb 12, 2023
Attending the Hollow Brick Promotion Campaign alongside the mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) Chiri Babu Maharjan and senior government officials from the federal, provincial, and local levels, European Union Ambassador to Nepal Nona Deprez demonstrated the EU's strong commitment to Nepal to promote energy-efficient new hollow brick. BUILDING Energy Efficiency in Nepal (BEEN), a four-year project funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-Asia Program and led by the University of Innsbruck, Austria in collaboration with MinErgy Pvt Ltd, Nepal, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd, India, and Asociación Espaola de Normalización (UNE), Spain, aims to transform the use of brick in Nepal from traditional brick to modern energy efficient hollow brick. At a time when urbanization is speeding up, the BEEN project, which will cover 60 municipalities all over four bio-climatic zones throughout Bagmati, Lumbini, and Gandaki provinces, will be watershed moment in promoting energy-efficient buildings.
By Keshab Poudel | Jan 27, 2023
The Nepal Country Action Plan (CAP) Report 2022 has signaled the beginning of a new age of clean cooking in Nepal. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the worldwide fossil fuel crisis led Nepal to speed up the campaign for electric cooking, even though the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) has been supporting it for the past few years. In order to reach a large population, the Nepali government has already made a number of announcements through its budget, reducing the import of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and conserving foreign exchange resources. A crucial milestone in advancing Nepal's clean cooking campaign is the current version of CAP, which has a clear strategy and timeline. It was made possible by CCA and The National Planning Commission works closely with the Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC). The report's release coincides with an important official visit to Nepal by top representatives from USAID and the EU, Nepal's two main development partners.
By Keshab Poudel | Feb 06, 2023
The 220 kV Chilime-Trishuli Transmission Line Project, a strategically important undertaking to evacuate clean energy from the region, is now on track and aims to be completed by March. It is funded by the European Union and Germany's KFW.
By Keshab Poudel | Feb 08, 2023