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'Govt intends to increase share of renewable energy'
August 23, 2019

Chairman Prime Minister's Task Force on Energy Nadeem Babar says the government intends to increase the share of renewable energy by setting long-term targets.

He was addressing the concluding session of two-day consultative meetings for finalization of Pakistan's New Draft Alternative and Renewable Energy Policy 2019 in Islamabad on Friday.

Explaining the basic driving forces behind developing the new Renewable Energy Policy, Nadeem Babar said the issues being faced today by power sector are mainly attributable to absence of a long-term plan with targets.

He stressed that our planning needs to be in line with the sustainable development goals set globally while also accounting for the environmental concerns. 

He said that during the fiscal year 2018-19, 40 percent electricity generation accrued of the imported fuels, which was highly unsustainable for the country's economy.

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