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Pakistan aims to produce 60 percent clean electricity by 2030

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Staff Writer | Thursday March 14, 2019 3:56AM ET
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Asia   The share of hydel component in the energy mix of Pakistan is around 30 percent

The government has planned to increase the share of renewable energy in Pakistan to 30 percent by 2030, said Energy (Power Division) Minister Omar Ayub Khan, adding that together with hydel resources, the share of clean and green resources for electricity generation will cross 60 percent.


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In a meeting with European Union Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain on Wednesday, the minister said Pakistan’s new renewable energy policy would help reduce carbon footprints drastically. Prime Minister’s Task Force on Energy Chairman Nadeem Babar was also present on the occasion.

“The share of hydel component in the energy mix of Pakistan is around 30 percent. It means that by 2030, more than 60 percent of the country’s electricity would be produced from clean and green resources,” he added.

He said that a seminar on energy conservation is being planned for the next month in order to promote the importance of clean and green energy.

He added that Pakistan’s per capita energy consumption pattern is indicating high demand in the near future, offering huge investment opportunities in power generation, transmission and distribution with a competitive return on investment.

The minister noted Pakistan’s per capita energy consumption is around 500KW, almost 700KW less than the region, 2,400KW less than China and 7,000KW less than the developed countries.

 

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