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Governor Punjab announces Energy projects, assures support to businessmen

In a meeting with delegation of businessmen on Saturday, Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana ensured full support to Pakistan’s business community and announced that new energy projects will soon be implemented. Huge investment is now pouring in the energy sector and several new projects are in the pipeline which include solar, hydel, coal and nuclear, besides the three new power ... Read More »

Energy-specific research grants announced for Pakistani students

Islamabad — The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Arizona State University (ASU), have recently announced energy-specific research grants through a nationwide call for research proposals. The research grants, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide academic researchers working with Pakistani industry ... Read More »

Apple to power Singapore stores with solar energy

Apple to power Singapore operations with Solar Energy

Apple on Sunday announced a deal that will see its Singapore operations fully powered by solar energy SINGAPORE – Tech giant Apple is going all out to tackle climate change, turning to solar power to run its entire Singapore operations, including its upcoming Apple Store in Orchard Road, expanding on similar efforts in countries like the U.S. and China, and ... Read More »

Pakistan to hold International Expo and Conference on Renewable Energy in 2016

Pakistan International Expo and Conference on Renewable Energy

Expo expected to open “Made in Pakistan” products to the world Islamabad: A three-day conference titled ‘International Exhibition and Conference on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REAP)’ will  be held at Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad from 5-7 March 2016. The conference aims at highlighting the key issues Pakistan is currently facing regarding energy needs; inefficient energy utilization, lack of public ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia ink agreement to build 1100 km gas pipeline

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi.

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi. The agreement was jointly signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Russia will invest $2 billion in the project, ... Read More »

Sweden set to become world’s first fossil fuel-free country

Sweden set to become world's first fossil fuel-free country

“Sweden will become one of the first fossil-free welfare states in the world,” Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven announced in a speech to the UN General Assembly. “When European regulations do not go far enough Sweden will lead the way” he stated. The Nordic countries already lead the world in renewable energy, with Sweden generating around two-thirds of its ... Read More »

Mega hydel projects: Govt studies plan to offer stake to private investors

ISLAMABAD – The government is mulling over a plan to offer partnership stakes in mega hydroelectric power projects along with management control to private-sector investors in an attempt to remove the financial hurdles arising in the wake of different priorities of international donors. According to officials aware of the developments, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Zafar Mahmood ... Read More »

PM chairs 14th meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired 14th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at the PM House here 23rd. May, 2015. The meeting, which lasted for more than three hours, was given a detailed presentation on load management and recoveries by Secretary Water and Power. The meeting was informed that this year average load shedding in urban areas has been ... Read More »

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