Our Correspondent: The Managing Director of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA), Dr. Sardar Mohazzam has said that we have set a goal to achieve 3MTOE in all sectors including Power, Buildings, Industry, Agriculture, and Transport.
According to details, Dr. Mohazzam made these remarks during a panel discussion on Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Pakistan conducted by NEECA on Thursday. The Panel discussion was intended to open the platform for policymakers, new technology, and concerned stakeholders, for generating the debate on Energy efficiency-related interventions in Pakistan. The objective of the discussion was to gauge and influence the interest of the people to help in promoting energy efficiency & conservation campaign, which is ultimately influenced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy, as suggested by NEECA. Chairman Higher Education Commission: Dr. Tariq Bnuri, Director General Environment, and Climate Change: Muhammad Irfan Traiq also attended the session.
MD NEECA Sardar Mohazzam further stated that today’s session is a part of our endeavor to bring Energy Efficiency and Conservation to Pakistan. He said that we are working on different projects regarding Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Conservation In collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change.
Dr. Tariq Banuri highlighted that we need proper monitoring, verification, and validation systems to encourage people toward Energy Efficiency. He further said that what is needed was known 28 years ago but still, we are standing in the same position now and nothing has happened.
HEC Chairman added that I came here as an advocate of a sustainable environment and I offer NEECA to come up with a plan persisting to Energy Efficiency and Conservation, HEC will work together with NEECA on it.
In his remarks, Tariq Banuri said that it’s important to understand the nexus of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. He said that resource efficiency is a win-win scenario for the users and the resources as well. He further said that we need to improve Energy Efficiency to curtail Green House Gas emissions.
“We are in the process of revising NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) and the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is leading Technical Review Committee on Mitigation. I appreciate NEECA for bringing all stakeholders together in this national endeavor,” he added.