Energy crisis: Alternative sources the only solution, say experts

Published: April 6, 2015
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The energy-efficient equipments and machinery put on display at the Pak-China Friendship Centre attracted a large number of visitors. PHOTO: FILE

The energy-efficient equipments and machinery put on display at the Pak-China Friendship Centre attracted a large number of visitors. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Alternative technologies and resources are the only solution to energy crisis being faced by the country.

This was the crux of speeches made at the concluding session of the fourth international exhibition and conference on “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” organised by Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) on Sunday.

The energy-efficient equipments and machinery put on display at the Pak-China Friendship Centre attracted a large number of visitors.

The visitors expressed keen interest in affordable alternative equipments and appreciated the supportive role of alternative technology experts who had introduced new electrical equipments to solve their energy problems.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) President Naseer Ahmed said that Pakistan holds great potential and also has a conducive environment for alternative energy technologies.

What was needed is to adopt immediate measures to address energy shortage in the country, he emphasized.

Global Commerce & Communication Network (GCCN) Chief Executive Officer and Chairman GCCN said “There is a dire need of availability of modern technology and energy efficient products to consumers at grassroots level through marketing and improving supply”.

Students from a number of universities actively participated in the discussion and also shared their views with executives of alternative energy manufactures. Zafar Ali, a visitor, said that there was a need to promote renewable and alternative affordable sources of energy. He said the government should also generate power from wind.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2015.

 

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