About 450 biogas units, based on dung of buffaloes and cows have been installed in the country, which will fulfil the needs of an average family of up to eight members in far-flung rural areas of the country.

The people living in rural areas of the capital have protested surge in the price of cylinders filled with liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

They accused the shopkeepers of selling an LPG-filled cylinder for Rs 80 per kilogramme against its official price of Rs 60 per kilogramme fixed by the federal government.

About 35 hoardings have been shifted from conventional electricity to solar energy in the city, Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Energy Conservation General Manager (GM) Tahir Bisharat Cheema said on Friday.

PPP MPA Jam Tamachi accused WAPDA of conspiring for the construction of the Kalabagh Dam. Speaking on a point of order in the Sindh Assembly, Tamachi referred to the extreme load shedding, which lasts for up to 20 hours in the rural areas of Sindh, and said that not only WAPDA but KESC was also causing much discomfort in Sindh and no one knows how and when these problems will be redressed.

Around fifty percent of glass industry has suspended its activities while the remaining units on the verge of closure due to gas and power loadshedding, the industry

The federal cabinet has approved the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project under which Pakistan will import a billion cubic feet of gas for power generation in the country.

Visiting German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Heidemaire Wiegoreak Zeul said here on Friday that her country would extend all possible help to Pakistan achieve its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and combat confronting energy crisis.

Water in all major reservoirs of the country is still at dead level despite heavy showers across the country in the last few days.

The bilateral donor countries and institutions are likely to offer Pakistan the much needed funding in foreign exchange for the construction of the Rs 130 billion Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project, sources told Daily Times on Thursday.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad has directed that the allotment leases of wind energy companies should be cancelled if they violate their agreements in any way.

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