ISLAMABAD, May 20 (APP): Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Friday informed the National Assembly that we have to made commitment to generate 60 per cent of electricity through clean renewable energy by 2030.
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Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said that Pakistan had vast resources to generate clean energy. Currently 32 per cent electricity was being generated through clean while 68 per cent from other 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 said Pakistan Clean 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 zigzag technology had 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 of Islamabad, she said.