PPP asks govt to come clean about IPP payments* Party says claims of transparency will not be credible without making relevant information publicStaff ReportISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has asked the finance minister to come clean about Rs 322 billion paid to IPPs in order to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/the-pakistan-peoples-party-ppp-asks-govt-to-come-clean-about-ipp-payments-ministries-of-finance-and-water-and-power-wapda-and-ogra/ about, clean, Finance, Ministries, PAKISTAN, Party, payments, Peoples, power, WAPDA, Water
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s central bank has launched a mass media campaign to raise awareness and acceptance of Islamic finance among consumers in the world’s second most populous Muslim country.The campaign is part of an overhaul of Islamic finance activities in Pakistan, which also includes the…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/pakistan-launches-media-campaign-to-boost-islamic-finance-awareness-and-acceptance-of-islamic-finance/ acceptance, awareness, boost, campaign, Finance, Islamic, launches, media, PAKISTAN
The Coast Guard recently wrapped up a hearing about the Shell drill rig that ran aground in December. The rig and its tow vessel were part of Shell’s reckless attempt to drill for oil in the wild and remote Arctic Ocean. Witnesses described the uncertified equipment that broke off the tow,…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/oil-gas-energy/six-reasons-arctic-offshore-drilling-cannot-be-done-safely-shells-reckless-attempt-to-drill-for-oil-wild-and-remote-arctic-ocean/ America’s national heritage, Arctic offshore oil drilling, Canada’s National Energy Board, Climate, Climate Disruption, e oil industry, Energy and Economy, Environment, extraordinary wildlife, Finance, News, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Reasons Arctic Offshore Drilling, Risk Management, safety, support emergency response
The utility industry gets much attention about sector-wide disruptions triggered by new Smart Grid regulatory policy, technology, and financial drivers on the path to grid modernization. But the insurance sector is also facing real challenges on two fronts – dealing with the downsides of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/national-renewable-energy-policy-would-benefit-the-insurance-policy-industry-by-new-smart-grid-regulatory-policy-technology-and-financial-drivers/ Climate, climate change, distributed energy resources (DER), Energy and Economy, Energy Policy, Energy Storage, Environment, extreme weather, Finance, National Energy Policy, Politics & Legislation, renewable Energy Insurance Policy, Renewable Energy Insurance Training Kit, renewable generation, Renewables, Smart Grid
The US Energy Information Administration recently released its report showing oil consumption by country updated through 2012. Based on this report, it appears that at current high oil prices, demand in both China and India is being reduced. Thus, for those who are wondering how high oil…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/high-oil-prices-starting-to-affect-china-and-indiaenergy-security-us-energy-information-administration/ China, economic development, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Finance, high oil prices, India, Oil, Oil prices, Politics & Legislation, Risk Management, US Energy Information Administration
If you follow energy closely, you’ve likely lost count of the number of times you’ve heard an economist, executive or government official explain that oil prices are set by the global market, and not by oil companies or the US government. Although somewhat over-simplified, this…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/could-us-oil-trends-alter-how-oil-prices-are-set-oil-prices-are-set-by-the-global-market/ Department of Energy (DOE), Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Finance, Geothermal Energy, Global Energy, global oil market, News, Oil, Oil prices, Politics & Legislation, US government, US oil production
The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies. Renewable energy advocates and leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are taking on utility giant Southern Co., and its subsidiary Georgia Power, over resisting the call to expand its development of solar energy.
As…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/tea-party-takes-on-utility-over-lack-of-solar-energy-climate-progress/ Atlanta Press Club, Cleantech, Efficiency, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Finance, Georgia Power, Politics & Legislation, Progress Georgia Power, Public Service Commission, renewable energy, Renewables, solar energy, Solar Energy Climate, Solar Panels, Solar Power, tea party, Tea Party Takes, Utilities
A just-proposed California law would do away with the state’s 33 percent renewables mandate in favor of a coherently procured greentech future. The plan is backed by renewables advocates and approved by grid operator leadership.
Assembly Bill 177 (AB 177), authored by Assemblyman V. Manuel…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/what-happens-when-california-meets-33-percent-renewables-mandate/ California, California Public Utilities Commission [CPUC], ceiling on renewables, Electricity Grid, Energy Commission, energy efficiency, energy efficiency (EE), Environmental Policy, Finance, News, Politics & Legislation, renewable energy, Renewable Technologies (CEERT), Renewables, Sustainability, Utilities