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Solar energy — an inexpensive energy of the future

  Solar energy venture of Nizam energy provides the ray of hope for future development, economic stability. Solar energy is positioned to become a new source of power to lead the world to a low-carbon future and hopefully, away from a global climate catastrophe, which is caused by rising emissions from burning fossil fuels. For solar energy to become so cheap that it can compete with coal and oil, its …

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Exploring solar energy option

  There can’t be two opinions regarding changing energy mix of Pakistan, presently heavily skewed towards fossil oil. However, it is yet to be decided which of the alternatives is cost efficient and economically viable. One of the much talked about option is solar power option. On the face value and keeping in view Pakistan’s climatic conditions the option looks attractive. The other benefits are: 1) installation in far flung …

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Solar power future in Pakistan

  Pakistan has always been suffering from crises but the biggest crisis of all is the law and order and the shortage of energy which has led to the shut down of the industry, affecting the agriculture, lost foreign investment and departure of many companies from the country. People may understand the loss of foreign investment but the departure of the businesses and the companies from Pakistan has caused a …

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Declining oil prices a positive impact on the world’s economy

  According to International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde the plunge in oil prices since June may hurt some crude exporters. But overall it is a good thing for the world economy. She said “there will be winners and losers, but on a net basis it’s good news for the global economy,” she said in Washington recently while commenting over the declining oil prices and of last Organization of …

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Is import of LNG the right solution?

  The PML-N government is very actively perusing LNG import and also terming it the right solution to overcome Pakistan’s looming energy crisis. However, some of the quarters attribute this to be nothing more than ‘rental power scam’. They insist that it is ‘selecting a lesser evil’ and question the prudence of policy planners. They even go to the extent of saying that the power energy policies of ruling junta …

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The role of gas in rapidly urbanising countries

  While more than half of world’s population lives in cities today, up to three quarters of the population will live in cities by 2050. In Pakistan over 36% of the population resides in urban centres, with over 5 million people moving to cities every year. This significant urbanisation dynamic will undoubtedly intensify pressure on resources, including food, water and more notably energy. How urban resources are allocated will have …

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Indigenous production of gas

  Some of the quarters are spreading disinformation that Pakistan is currently passing through the most difficult phase of its economic history. The country’s acute energy crisis is posing a serious predicament for its feeble economy and volatile national security. The demand is outstripping supply. The expansion at Tarbella is expected to cost US$840 million but it will not be completed before mid to late 2018. Similarly, the nuclear expansion …

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Solar energy capabilities in the country

  Solar energy is the radiant power produced through the sun. It is produced both through heat and light. It, along with secondary solar-powered resources such as wave and wind energy accounts for the majority of the renewable power on Earth. The Earth gets 174 petawatts (pw) of solar radiation at the upper atmosphere. 30 percent of that is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed through oceans, …

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Biogas: A solution to meet electricity requirement

  Biogas characteristically refers to a gas produced through the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Organic waste like animal material and dead plant, animal dung, and kitchen waste can be altered into a gaseous fuel known as biogas. Biogas originates from biogenic material and is a type of biofuel. Biogas can also be utilized in anaerobic digesters where it is typically utilized in a gas …

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Climatic conditions, location ideal for solar power projects

  Solar power can meet wholly the world demand of electricity. It has the capability to provide several times the country’s energy demand. The world’s covered desert area of 40 percent can supply all of universe the electricity enough of a need. Even the Gobi Desert could supply electricity to world. It has a discontinuous production of supplying electricity and is generally kept by storage or another energy source with …

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