UK provides £15m for energy efficiency and renewables in Pakistan

Less than 4% of the electricity is currently generated by renewable sources in Pakistan

Pakistan plans significant wind and solar expansion

The country aims to expand its clean energy capacity to make up around 20% of its total electricity mix

Pakistan’s new 1.3GW coal plant connected to national grid

The facilities first unit is now being prepared to enter operation

Pakistan commits to planting 10 billion trees… sounds oak-ay

The scheme aims to help reduce the effects of climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide

Middle Eastern nations ‘plan to add 41GW of new coal over next decade’

That’s based on projects that have been announced and those currently waiting to be granted permission

Shell to invest £13m in fuel stations in Pakistan

Around 100 fuel stations are to be set up by 2020

Energy firm secures $600k for off-grid solar in Pakistan

Around 40 million people are said to have no access to grid electricity in the country

Framework agreement for TAP interconnector project signed

A framework agreement for a proposed electricity interconnector between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan (TAP) has been signed. The TAP Power Interconnection Project aims to pave the way for the delivery of long term power supply, supporting Afghanistan’s energy needs and enabling power trade and exchange between the three countries. The project will include the construction […]

World Bank debars Pakistani firms over power contracts collusion

Three companies have been debarred for engaging in collusive practices when bidding for contracts under a power project financed by the World Bank in Pakistan. Lahore-based Pak Elektron Limited (PEL), its affiliates PEL Marketing Limited and Kohinoor Power Company Limited and Abdul Waheed Butt are ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects for 33 months. […]

UK funds solar project for Pakistani schools

The UK is funding solar panels for primary schools in a province in Pakistan. The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) are providing £6.5 million for around 2,000 government schools in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Lack of basic facilities in government schools in Pakistan is said to […]