Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said it is unlikely that Awami League would be able to fulfill its election pledge to raise electricty generation by 1,000 megawatts (MW) in the country by the next three years.

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesman JP Dhanopia said here on Thursday that the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has no clear policy for buying electricity. Due to shortage of electricity he has not made any plan or policy as to how much to be purchased, when to purchase and from where it is to be purchased.

Everybody agrees that tomorrow's electrical grid must incorporate wind and solar power seamlessly. But solving the reliability issue won't be easy.

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.

The government of NWFP is likely to sell the 18-mega watt electricity of the under construction Pehur Hydro Power Project (PHPP), District Swabi to private sector, sources told Business Recorder on Wednesday. The matter had been discussed in a meeting of Provincial Committee on Investment (PCOI), headed by the Chief Minister NWFP.

The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has failed to improve the power situation in the metropolis since its privatisation. To meet the immediate need of power for Karachi the company should install "barge mounted power plants", which can be secured and inducted in the grid system without any serious difficulty.

At first glance, a new day seems to be dawning for the overshadowed solar sector in Australia, the world's sunniest continent.

The government is pushing through a carbon trading scheme that will penalize big greenhouse gas emitters; a major piece of renewables legislation is due for approval within months, setting a target of 20 percent green energy by 2020.

Australia has drafted laws that mandate the generation of 20 percent renewable energy by 2020 and the government aims to have the legislation passed within months.

The Mandatory Renewable Energy Target legislation aims to expand the target under an earlier scheme to 45,000 GWh by 2020 from 9,500 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in 2010.

U.S. concerns about the potential for cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure extended to the American electrical power grid on Wednesday and experts pointed the finger anew at Chinese hackers, among others.

Under the Rural Electrification Scheme, the Power and Energy Ministry has supplied electricity to Mimaduma electorate where around 1000 families live. The people in this electorate have lived 30 years without electricity facilities, the Power and Energy Ministry said.

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