Aug 102009


Pakistan will have its first clean coal power generation facility by the end of next year, said Hillard Herzog, the CEO of a US-based energy firm Bergamo E&A in an interview with BR Research of Business Recorder. “Ours is a 544 megawatt clean coal energy project to be set up in Jamshoro, under the terms of your government’s rental (power) programme” said Herzog, who oversees the firm’s energy business in Pakistan.
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Jul 072009

By Chaudhry Kamran Naseer

The provision of energy is considered as one of the basic elements for both economic growth and a higher standard of living. Pakistan is currently facing a big crisis in the energy sector. And due to the gap between demand and supply of energy, many fields of the economy have been affected. There is a dire need to focus on electric generation to meet the increasing demand of electricity; this demand exists mainly because of the increasing population growth and to maintain a sustainable economic growth rate.

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Nov 142008

A reddish microbe found on the inside of a tree at a secret location in the rainforests of northern Patagonia could unlock the bio fuel of the future, say scientists. Its potential is so startling that the discoverers have coined the term ‘myco-diesel’ – a derivation of the word for fungus — to describe the bouquet of hydrocarbons that it breathes.
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Jun 212008

LAHORE – Pakistan has to adopt suitable financing mechanism for energy efficiency improvement projects besides remodelling country’s overall energy demand and supply situation.
An in-depth assessment of energy efficiency market and economy of Asian Development Bank (ADB) to be completed by next month, pointed out that the country terribly needed an integrated energy model, which can help planners in assessing the impact of various policy scenarios and support good decision-making. Continue reading »

May 202008


The new government in Pakistan is in place after the February 18, 2008 general elections. It is confronted with major challenges out of which power shortage is the most demanding. Due to energy shortage, the public has been warned that it should tighten its belts and get mentally prepared for massive loadshedding in the summer season. The duration of this load shedding could be as long as 9/11 hours per day! Continue reading »