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Renewable energy jobs jump worldwide: agency

ABU DHABI: The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday. In its "Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017", IRENA says the sector employed seven million people five years ago. "Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA's first annual assessment in 2012, when just over seven million people…

Asif denies any agreement with K-Electric

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Water and Power, Khawaja Asif Wednesday said that uninterrupted power supply to the K-Electric is continued for the sake of Karachi people despite no agreement with the power utility, ARY News reported.

NEPRA reduces 82 paisas per unit in power tariffs

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Wednesday announced the reduction of 82 paisas per unit in electricity tariffs under monthly fuel adjustment, ARY News reported. The reduction was made by NEPRA under the fuel adjustment for the month of May. According to Nepra, about 7.66 billion units of electricity were produced in May, out of which 34.5 per cent was generated from hydropower projects, 36.58 per cent from furnace oil, while 22.45 per cent was generator from gas. The reduction will be…