Webinar: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – Opportunities and Challenges in Pakistan
Karandaaz recently hosted a webinar titled, ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Opportunities and Challenges in Pakistan’. Industry experts joined the webinar to lead insightful panel discussions on a range of topics including regulatory and financial constraints in the renewable energy generation, distribution, and efficiency; role of emerging technologies in accelerating the impact of renewable and efficient energy; potential for climate finance; need for energy efficient green buildings in Pakistan; and the potential benefits and modalities of commitment to Net Zero. During the webinar, Karandaaz also shared key findings of its two research reports. The first report on green financing, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in Pakistan and the second report for which key findings were shared during the webinar focuses on climate smart low-income housing. According to Ministry of Energy, Power Division’s 2021 figures, Pakistan’s energy mix remained heavily reliant on non-renewable sources with a meagre share of renewable sources such as solar (400 MWs), wind (1235 MWs), and bagas (364 MWs) despite their vast potential.