Sherry Rehman for generating 60 % electricity through clean energy sources by 2030
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th May, 2022 ) :Minister for Climate ChangeSherry Rehmanon Friday informed theNational Assemblythat we have to made commitment to generate 60 per cent ofelectricitythrough clean renewable energy by 2030.
Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said thatPakistanhad vast resources to generate clean energy. Currently 32 per centelectricitywas being generated through clean while 68 per centfromother resources called dirty energy, she said.
She said there were 11 coal based power plants out of which six were operational. Coal based generated energy was not environment friendly as per international standard, she added.
The minister saidPakistanClean Air Programme had been initiated to cope with the issue of pollution and improve air quality. Under the Clean Green Programme, ministries of Energy, Petroleum and Industries would work jointly, she said.
She said that zigzagtechnologyhad been installed at around 20,000 brick-kilns to reduce air pollution with the assistance of foreign donors.
After 18 constitution Amendment, Ministry of Climate Change had been mandated to conserve, rehabilitate and protect the environment within territorial jurisdiction ofIslamabad, she said.