Four Lessons Pakistan's Off-Grid Solar Market Can Teach the World

June 18, 2014 by Justin Guay

Pakistan Off-Grid Solar

When it comes to off-grid solar, the South Asian countries you normally hear about are India and Bangladesh. One is home to the largest potential market in the world, the other is the world's most successful and booming market to date. But the elephant in the room is Pakistan.[read more]

Pakistan Coal Power Plant Gets Public Funding: Will This Be Last Coal Plant Funded by the Asian Development Bank?

December 13, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Coal Plants and Public Funding

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to fund a new coal plant, using public resources. While the Board of the ADB approved the $900 million plant in Pakistan, the Board vote came with a huge amount controversy including the first no vote of the U.S. on a coal power plant.[read more]

Important Test of Overseas Coal Funding Restrictions: Pakistan Coal Plant Set for Vote

December 11, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

The recent commitments to end public funding of overseas coal projects are set to come up for their first important test. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to vote on whether it will provide $900 million in funding for a new coal power plant in Pakistan.[read more]

Natural Gas Vehicles Already Big in Italy, Pakistan

March 21, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

The sudden abundance of natural gas in the US triggered a startling divergence of crude oil and natural gas prices that, in turn, has energized the advocates of using more gas in transportation.[read more]

Nuclear power for weapons? Mark Z. Jacobson's proliferation of errors

January 2, 2011 by Charles Barton

In a new paper, Mark Z. Jaconson rejects consideration of nuclear power technology as a post carbon energy source:we do not consider nuclear energy (conventional fission, breeder reactors, or fusion) as a long-term global energy source. First, the growth of nuclear energy has historically increased the ability of nations to obtain or...[read more]

Can India and Pakistan Share the Indus?

April 14, 2010 by Andrew Holland

If this headline from Reuters is true "Rivers a source of rising tension between Pakistan and India" then we may be in trouble.  When you read the article, however, you see that it is mainly speculation about the future of the Indus, if climate changes change the river's flow.  This is an issue that the IISS has...[read more]