Cleaner Production in Pakistan Would Save Money and Energy: IFC-Funded Study
Reducing the amount of power, water, and raw materials used in industry would help alleviate Pakistan’s crippling energy shortages, conserve natural resources, and increase manufacturing productivity, according to a new study funded by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The report, led by the National Productivity Organization (NPO) and the Cleaner Production Institute (CPI), found that some industries could save more than one-fifth of their power consumption, along with billions of Pakistani rupees, by embracing energy-efficient technology. Those findings come from an analysis by Ernst and Young of more than 200 resource efficiency audits from manufacturers in the textile, sugar, leather, and pulp and paper industries. ….