Drivers of Energy Demand in Bangladesh
The energy demand in Bangladesh is increasing at a very high rate, and the sustained growth in GDP fuels this demand. It is worth noting that millions of people are concentrating in townships every year and the number will keep on spiralling until prominent alternative jobs are created in other regions of the country. Mainly due to the immense opportunities and prospects, new residential buildings, shopping malls, grocery shops, educational institutions, offices and hospitals are growing in urban regions of Bangladesh, namely in Dhaka city and Chattogram. This is complementing to the rising demand for energy (mainly electricity) at a faster rate. It is essential that the policymakers in Bangladesh should have a clear understanding of the drivers of energy demand to formulate the energy policy which will ensure sustainable energy development in Bangladesh.
KeywordsEnergy demand Drivers Bangladesh Growth Urbanisation Country Population Income Urban
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