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Pakistan PM says country will eliminate oil-based power plants

  • 5 years ago (2017-12-19)
  • David Flin
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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan, has said that the country will completely phase out furnace oil-based power generation to mitigate oil’s negative impact on the environment. He said: “Power plants will no longer be running on furnace oil. Pakistan is fully cognisant of its commitment towards the challenges of protecting the environment, and is effectively dealing with the phenomenon of the greenhouse effect.”

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The Pakistan Government has already banned new power plants based on furnace oil, replacing it with comparatively inexpensive LNG. Pakistan has earmarked approximately eight per cent of its budget to deal with climate change, and is committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent. Abbasi said: “Climate change has become one of the biggest challenges for mankind, and has united us all for action against the hazards.”