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EU members to provide 27% share of renewable energies by 2030

COPENHAGEN: The EU requires its member states to provide a a 27% share of renewable energies by 2030—up from a 23.3% share of the overall electricity generated in Europe in 2012. Thus, wind power is on the rise. But its success depends on European countries’ renewable energy policies, which have a knock on effect on raising electricity bills. Read More »

ICCI seeks urgent removal of faster electricity meters

ISLAMABAD: The businessmen community of the capital protested against the installation of new power meters that run 30-35 percent faster than the old ones and demanded their urgent replacement. The demand was made during a meeting held at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry auditorium. Presiding over the meeting, the ICCI chief said that business community had been demanding since ... Read More »

Commercial audit of electricity overbilling soon: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif informed the house that commercial audit of electricity overbilling is expected to be completed during the next few days. In a statement in the House he said top listed audit firms from private sector are carrying out the audit to determine the causes of overbilling. He said apart from possibility of ... Read More »

IESCO cuts power supply to Imran’s Bani Gala residence

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has to pay the price for his civil disobedience as the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Monday disconnected power supply to his Bani Gala house due to non-payment of bills. According to IESCO spokesman Fayyaz Hussain Saddiqui, the power supply to Imran’s house has been disconnected for not paying the electricity bills of ... Read More »

PM takes notice of overbilling, electricity theft

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken the notice of overbilling and theft of electricity and established a special committee under the supervision of Water and Electricity Advisor Mussadaq Malik. He instructed that the committee will present the report within a week to solve the complaints of electricity consumers. Federal ministers Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Abbas Afridi ... Read More »

Extra ST on power, gas bills likely to go up

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering double ‘extra sales tax’ from 5 to 10 percent on all unregistered electricity and gas consumers having industrial or commercial connections in budget 2014-15. As per details, 5 percent extra sales tax on electricity and gas connections was announced in last budget to force the unregistered persons to get registered with the sales tax department. ... Read More »