Canada Ends Support For International Oil And Gas Projects

Canada has officially ended its government support for international fossil fuel projects, fulfilling a commitment it made at last year’s Conference of the Parties, or COP, Ottawa said in a statement. “The Government of Canada is taking a suite of actions to achieve Canada’s climate goals,” the statement read. “These include accelerating our G20 commitment “to phase out and rationalize inefficient fossil…

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Pakistan needs climate-resilient houses: Rehman

There is a need to design conducive policies to promote climate-resilient houses in Pakistan that can withstand floods, said Sherry Rehman, Federal Minister for Climate Change, on Thursday at the inaugural session of the First International Housing Expo ‘22 organised by the Ministry of Housing and Works by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI). “The recent floods have brought…

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Cap lifted on oil exploration work in 11 blocks

The federal cabinet on Thursday removed the hurdle on the restoration of petroleum exploration activities in the country, green-lighted transit trade with Tajikistan and received the “post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA)” report on the devastating floods. The cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Shehabz Sharif in the chair, approved the restoration of 11 petroleum exploration licences on the recommendation of the…

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No power meter will be installed in new houses sans securing energy efficiency certificate under poposed policy

The proposed energy efficiency policy is going to make it mandatory that no electricity meter will be installed in the new houses without securing an energy efficiency certificate along with the energy map. “We are bringing new energy efficiency policy, making it mandatory to secure energy efficiency certificate along with energy map for building new houses,” Secretary Power Division told…

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Cabinet Approves Restoration of 11 Cancelled Petroleum licences


The federal cabinet has approved the restoration of 11 cancelled petroleum exploration licences on the recommendation of the Petroleum Division. The cabinet met under the chairmanship of Premier Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday.During the meeting, the Ministry of Planning presented a report related to the biblical floods in Pakistan during the current year. The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) was conducted by…

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Electricity bills: PD says doesn’t want to manage tax, surcharge collection


The Power Division has expressed willingness to do away with the role of collection of taxes and surcharges on electricity except General Sales Tax (GST) to avert criticism of consumers due to heavy bills. This intention was conveyed by the Minister for Power, Khurram Dastgir Khan at a meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Power during discussion on a…

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