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Pakistan Drops Coal Plant Plan For China Solar – The News

The Pakistan Ministry for Energy wants to move away from imported power sources like coal and use more wind, solar and hydroelectric


Three Chinese solar panel makers are excluded from a US list of importers banned over using slave labour in their clean energy operations.
Workers install a solar panel in Jiuquan, Gansu province. Expanding the scope of barred products could threaten US solar panel supplies. File photo: Reuters.

 

Pakistan’s Ministry of Energy is to ditch a 300MW imported coal power plant plan in favour of a Chinese-installed solar plant,  The News reports.

The Islamabad government wants to move away from imported power sources like the coal plant project in Gadwar, the report said, and instead add new capacity through local energy sources such as wind, solar and hydroelectric.

 

Read the full report: The News

 

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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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