Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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Production will be in different manufacuring hubs in Pakistan. A Canadian startup has launched an INDIEGOGO funding campaign to support the development of the VEGAN electric self-charging solar tricycle. The VEGAN is a lightweight multipurpose hybrid electric-self-charging solar tricycle.

Transmission Losses: More Oil Supply Trucks Bombed in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dozens of tankers carrying fuel to Afghanistan for NATO troops were torched near Quetta in western Pakistan on Wednesday, the third major attack on supplies since Pakistan closed one border crossing to Afghanistan a week ago and the first at the only checkpoint that remained open.

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Eni signs agreement for the acquisition of a new ultra-deepwater exploration block offshore Pakistan

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Eni has signed an agreement with the Pakistani Authorities and the state oil and gas company OGDCL for the acquisition of 25% and the operatorship of exploration license Offshore Indus Block G, located in Pakistan’s Indus Basin. The block, which is approximately 7,500 square kilometers, is located in ultra deep water of an under-explored and promising area offshore Pakistan, Eni says. Oil and gas blocks offshore Pakistan. Source: Pakistan Petroleum Information Service.

Halophytes potential feedstock for cellulosic ethanol in Pakistan

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Halophytic perennial grasses that thrive in saline areas could serve as a viable source for ligno-cellulosic feedstock for cellulosic ethanol as well and help reclaim vast stretches of unproductive land in Pakistan, according to a new study published in the Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy. SciDev.

Does Osama Bin Laden Keep Pakistan From The Tatas It Wants?

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This hasn't gone unnoticed next door, in Pakistan. Despite a bumpy start, including some early examples of spontaneous combustion, the tiny Tata Nano is starting to fulfill the promise of bringing a four-wheeled automobile to India's masses at the world's lowest price. A Pakistani conglomerate, known as the International Multi Group of Companies

Surge in natural gas vehicles predicted

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Currently, the top five markets for natural gas vehicles are Pakistan, Argentina, Iran, India and Brazil with Pike Research anticipating that India will be the fastest growing market at a rate of 18.4 Tags: Green cars Latest news Argentina Brazil Cleantech india Iran natural gas cars natural gas vehicles Pakistan Pike Research US natural gas vehicles

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Pakistsan State Oil Introduces E10 Gasoline in Karachi

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Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has introduced a 10% ethanol blend gasoline (E10) in Karachi. The country’s first ethanol outlet opened in Islamabad in July 2009. PSO will also open an E10 outlet in Lahore. E10 is part of the government’s strategy to promote alternate energy resources. The ethanol used is produced from molasses.

AQLI: new data reveals little progress globally in reducing air pollution over the last two decades

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Nearly a quarter of the global population lives in four countries in South Asia that are among the world’s most polluted: Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

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Study attributes significant amount of kidney disease globally to PM2.5 pollution

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Standardized ABD (attributable burden of disease) in the 10 most populated countries showed Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India having high ABDs, exceeding 200 incident cases of CKD per 100,000 population. The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to PM 2.5 pollution is significant, according to an analysis presented at ASN (American Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week.

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Russia’s KAMAZ to create artificial city as autonomous driving testing ground

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It has assemblers in Vietnam, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer KAMAZ is proposing to create an artificial city as a testing ground for unmanned vehicles. The project will cost about 5 billion rubles (US$87 million). In it, trucks without drivers will test out moving through traffic and navigating complex intersections and pedestrian crossings. Models of cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will be placed on the testing ground.

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Opinion: China To Continue Expanding Its Influence In The Oil And Gas Sector

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One of China’s most recent mid-stream deals included building a pipeline from Iran to Pakistan , which is being built despite objections from the U.S. The stated reason though, isn’t to satisfy China’s energy consumption, but to help alleviate Pakistan from its current energy problems. Unlike the pipeline that will travel from Iran to Pakistan, this pipeline deal was made as a means to satisfy China's growing thirst for oil. by John Manfreda for Oilprice.com.

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International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

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Most were visiting family in cities with consistently high levels of air pollution, including Ahmedabad and New Delhi, India; Rawalpindi, Pakistan; and Xian, China. For travelers who visit cities with high levels of air pollution, even a short stay leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recove, a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine finds.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Pakistan. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Substantial populations still suffer from poor air quality, most notably in India, China, and Pakistan. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5 exceedance of WHO thresholds.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Emissions are increasing in other developing countries: 6% for Indonesia and Malaysia; 9% for Pakistan and 12% for the Philippines. The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

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Navigant forecasts global natural gas fleet of 34.9M by 2020

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While China and Pakistan are the largest markets, Thailand and India are the fastest growing with compound annual growth rates of 18% and 12%, respectively, between 2013 and 2020. Cumulative natural gas vehicles in use by segment, world markets: 2013-2020. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge. In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on roads worldwide will reach 34.9 million by 2020.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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The new population projections indicate that nine countries will make up more than half the projected growth of the global population between now and 2050: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States of America (in descending order of the expected increase). The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7

2019 78

HEI: 95%+ of world’s population live in areas of unhealthy air

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China has made initial progress, beginning to achieve air pollution declines; in contrast, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India have experienced the steepest increases in air pollution levels since 2010. Seven billion people, more than 95% of the world’s population, lived in areas exceeding the WHO Guideline for healthy air in 2016, according to a new global study. Fifty-eight percent lived in areas with PM 2.5 concentrations above above the WHO Interim Target 1 (IT-1, 35 ?g/m

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GSMA study indicates Bangkok could gain US$1B per year in benefits through ITS; reduced travel time, CO2 emissions and accidents

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This report is the second in a series; the first report—Building digital societies in Asia—published in June 2015, analyzes key enablers to realizing the socioeconomic benefits of digitization, focusing on the proposed plans of six key countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand.

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Pike Research forecasts annual global sales of light-duty natural gas vehicles to reach 3.2M in 2019

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Although Pakistan also has a large fleet of NGVs, its market has been volatile as the government looks to reduce strains on the country’s NG supplies, according to the report. The global market for light-duty (LD) natural gas vehicles (NGVs)—including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and commercial vehicles—will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% between 2012 and 2019, reaching 3.2

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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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The carbon intensity of the next phase of global economic development will determine whether ambitious climate targets such as stabilizing at 2 °C will be met, and our findings depict the nascent rise of energy-intensive and emissions-intensive production activities in other Asian countries such as Vietnam and Pakistan.

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Forecast: Global Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet to Reach 17 Million by 2015

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Conversely, in Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and India—the top five markets for NGVs—there are a variety of light-duty NGVs available. A new report from Pike Research forecasts that the global natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector is poised for a new period of growth. The cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that the number of NGVs on the road worldwide will grow to 17 million vehicles by 2015, up from 9.7 million in 2008.

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Navigant forecasts global annual natural gas vehicle sales to reach 3.9M in 2025, up 62.5% from 2015

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In Asia Pacific, many markets are highly fractured with a number of competitors, although Suzuki remains strong in the key NGV markets of Pakistan and India. In its new Natural Gas Vehicles report, Navigant Research forecasts that global annual NGV sales—light-, medium- and heavy-duty—will grow 62.5% from 2.4 million vehicles in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2025. Navigant forecasts that the number of light-duty NGVs on the world’s roads will double by 2025 to 39.6

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Pike Research forecasts global NGV sales to hit 3.2M units annually by 2016

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Iran and Pakistan are expected to rank second and third, respectively. According to a new report from Pike Research, worldwide natural gas vehicle (NGV) sales will increase at a healthy pace over the next several years, rising from 1.9 million vehicles per year in 2010 to more than 3.2 million units annually by 2016. Overall, Pike projects the current 12.6 million unit global NGV market which we forecast will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% to reach 19.9

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IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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The overall increase in the world’s nuclear net capacity last year was the highest since 1993, with new reactors coming online in China, the United States, South Korea, India, Russia and Pakistan. Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency. The data signal a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity.

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Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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Given current market conditions, the Asian demand for diesel has reduced mainly due to the weakening Chinese market, while demand for gasoline is increasing in India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com. The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector. In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million barrels a day, a record level.

Forecast: 17M Natural Gas Vehicles Worldwide by 2015

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The top five markets for NGVs are currently Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, and India. Cleantech research firm Pike Research forecasts growth in natural gas vehicles (NGV) on the road worldwide to 17 million units by 2015, up from 9.7 million in 2008. Pike Research forecasts that the NGV market will grow globally at a CAGR of 5.5% to reach just over 3 million vehicles (including conversions) by 2015.

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UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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Ten countries make up approximately 85% of the entire coal pipeline: China, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Republic of Korea.

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Axial Vector and Kirloskar Oil Engines Forming JV for Mass Production of Axial-Type Engines

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The marketing rights of the joint venture company will extend to all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The AVEC axial engine technology in a 60 hp (45 kW) application targeted at UAVs. Source: AVEC. Click to enlarge.

International study identifies 14 key measures to reduce methane and black carbon emissions; reduction in projected global mean warming of ~0.5 °C by 2050

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Iran, Pakistan and Jordan would experience the most improvement in agricultural production. National benefits of the CH 4 plus BC measures versus the reference scenario. Circle areas are proportional to values for (A and B) climate change, (C and D) human health (values for population over age 30), and (E and F) agriculture. Source: Shindell et al. Click to enlarge.

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Study links air pollution and cyclone intensity in Arabian Sea; suggested solutions include diesel filters and two-stroke engines running on LPG fuel

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Cyclone Phet in 2010 struck the coastlines of Pakistan and Oman and caused nearly $2 billion in damage. Scientists are working to better understand atmospheric brown clouds and their effects. Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation Click to enlarge. Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a study in the journal Nature. Historically, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming major storms.

2011 87

Secretary of the Navy Sets Target for 50% of Total Energy Consumption from Alternative Sources by 2020; Role for Biofuels and EVs

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It turns out that when you factor in the cost of transportation to a coastal facility in Pakistan—or airlifting it to Kandahar—and then you add the cost of putting it in a truck, guarding it, delivering it to the battlefield, and then transferring that one gallon into a piece of equipment that needs it—in extreme cases that gallon of gasoline could cost up to $400.

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IEA working paper highlights potential role of natural gas in reducing global road transport CO2

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The paper uses Brazil, India, Iran, Pakistan, the US and Europe as case studies. The global natural gas vehicle fleet has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, but still represents less than 1% of global transport fuel consumption. Click to enlarge.

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Munich Re: 2011 already the highest-ever loss year on record from natural catastrophes; led by Japan earthquake

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In 2010 prior to the world climate summit, Munich Re drew attention to the number and scale of weather-related natural catastrophes in the first nine months of that year: floods in central Europe, wildfires in Russia, widespread flooding in Pakistan. An exceptional accumulation of very severe natural catastrophes makes 2011 the highest-ever loss year on record, even after the first half-year, according to Munich Re. Already, the approx.

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MIT and IEA reports take different views of the future of natural gas in transportation

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More than 70% of all NGVs and one-half of all fuelling stations can be found in just five countries: Pakistan, Iran, Argentina, Brazil and India. MIT and the IEA both have newly released reports exploring the potential for and impact of a major expansion in global usage of natural gas, given the current re-evaluation of global supplies. Earlier post.)

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Report Finds Water Stress Rapidly Becoming Key Strategic Risk to Commerce; Impending Water/Energy Collision

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Although livestock production requires many times the amount of water per calorie of plant-based food production, agricultural water requirements have also intensified as a result of the conversion over the past century of many naturally arid regions, such as California’s San Joaquin Valley, Texas, and parts of Egypt and Pakistan, to high-volume farming regions. by Jack Rosebro. Water consumption or withdrawals per unit of energy produced, by energy type, in the United States.

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