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Essay energy crisis or Energy for pakistan 1.Depletion of energy resources world wide phenomenon 2.

Population explosion responsible 3.In order to continue with luxuries of life 4.The problem of energy depletion should be redressed 5.The answer to this is renewable energy resources 6.Most of the countries are going for it since it is ever-renewable 7.Renewable enrgy is more valuable than non-renewable since it does not create pollution as much as expected by non-renewable 8.50 % of emission is caused by CO2 9. Global warming which has devastating impact for all living things in the world 10.Most of the countries are diversifying the energy sources keeping in view the environmental issue 11.impact of energy crisis on our lives 12.grave r the impacts .worst will be returned to the age in which once our forefthers lived. 13. today world has been globalised the credit for this goes to energy since it has facilitated transportation and communication. 14. it is unthinkable to manage large scale farming indispensable for burgeoning population, without energy. would come to standstilll which will cause unemployment on large scale . 16.more we will face water shortages owing to absence of energy . would be terrible in summer without electricity .

Energy crisis and pakistan

current acute shortage of electricity in pakistan clearly implies failure on the part of government to tackle it . wapda authorities often attribute this to the failure to build dams. Undoubtedly by building dams cheap electricty can be afforded to the masses.

Hydroelectricity is the cheapest source of electricty . more over building dams would benefit immensely .it would provide water for irrigating the lands .so far as its low rates r concerned it will have positive impact on our economy .

Nuclear energy There r only 2 nuclear plants providing 2 % of electricity to our country .

Coal Pakistan has world seven largest reserves of coal after the discovery of thar .

World bank report regarding the sources of energy in various countries and pakistan. Energy crisis can be resolved if drastic steps are taken . renewable enrgy is answer to our energy challenges which inloves solar energy , wind energy , hydroelectricity ,biomass, tidal energy

The solution to Pakistans energy crisis

The writer is a financial adviser and chartered accountant at Industrial Alliance Securities Inc in Toronto The power crisis is getting worse and various short-term solutions being offered are not the answer. Wapdas chairmans assessment that the power shortage will last until 2018 is optimistic when the increase in demand over the next seven years is factored in. The power shortage is harmful to the countrys economy and it is pulling down Pakistans GDP growth. The funds spent on import of power generators and their fuel is an enormous drain on the economy. Larger industries can afford power generators, but small/medium enterprise, which are any nations primary growth engine, cannot. We need a solution to take care of Pakistans power requirements for the next 20 years. Expensive import-based, oil-run power generation is not the answer. These have already increased Pakistans fuel import bill. Gas based projects are also not the answer as the countrys gas supply is limited. A possible home-grown, energy solution, based on wind and solar energy, can be used. Many countries in the world have implemented alternative energy programmes. Spain is already producing 73 per cent of its power needs from wind and solar energy. Though technology is still evolving for solar energy, a more immediate solution is wind energy. The Karachi to Gwadar coastline has enormous potential for generating wind energy. Wind towers can generate between 7,000 to 10,000 MW of electricity. There will be certain challenges to accomplish this, but all the solutions are within Pakistans grasp and we need not depend on foreign assistance. The main challenges are production and availability of wind turbines, safety and security of turbines, transmission lines to feed the national grid, capital cost of the project and long-term maintainability of the project. India has started producing wind turbines domestically. It is not rocket science and Pakistani scientists can master this technology if mandated by the government. If our scientists can produce a nuclear weapon, they can produce wind turbines. The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission should be entrusted to design and build these turbines. The facilities at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, Heavy Mechanical Complex and Karachi Shipyard can also be used. Once domestic needs are met, Pakistan could become a major exporter of wind turbines. The solution for safeguarding wind turbines is to offer free electricity to those villages in Balochistan where wind turbines are installed. In return, villagers should be asked to ensure the safety of these turbines. The power consumption of these villages is likely to be minimal and this could also pacify the Baloch populace. Internationally, a five MW wind turbine costs around five million dollars. Pakistan should be able to produce these considerably cheaply, possibly at less than one million dollars. Wind turbines usually have a long life and as long as rotating parts are changed upon reaching their maximum

life, wind turbines can last 50 years. Also, as wind turbines require no fuel, there is no running cost other than maintenance cost. With low initial and minimal running costs, electricity can be procured at a considerably lower price, avoiding the need to increase power rates frequently. If Pakistan is to develop at a faster pace to attain a seven to eight per cent GDP growth, then it is imperative to address its energy needs. Pakistan is currently short by between 3,000 to 5,000 MW and if a major plan of action is not put into place now, the shortage is likely to be around 20,000 MW within 10 years. Wind energy is a fast and cheap solution. This programme should be given the same priority as Pakistans nuclear programme was once accorded. Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2011.

,,,,,,,,, A very common question asked in Pakistan is about the most burning issue in Pakistan? The answer you will get may be a list of hundreds of issues which start from Kashmir and will end on terrorism or militancy etc. Recently, Mr. Mansha, a renowned businessman, in an interview in CNN replied same question by giving a simple answer that water and energy are two most valid problems in Pakistan. With its immense socio-economic ramifications, the prevalent energy crisis has become a critical issue for Pakistan. It is not only preventing people from carrying on their daily routine, it is also depriving many of their livelihoods. Currently, the country faces the power deficit of 3500 Megawatt that will enlarge in the near future if effective measures are not taken. Energy crisis is a global phenomenon; it remained on the history pages during different era and with different backgrounds. The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is a semi-autonomous body for the development of schemes in Water and Power Sectors, that failed to materialize the growing demand of energy in Pakistan. There are many factors of this crisis in Pakistan, ranging from poor management to global rising oil prices. It has impacted the society in large scale in the guises of unemployment, poor living standards, loss in production and much more. Effective management, check and balance in the transmission and distribution system, opening of new projects and public awareness is the need of the time to bridle this storm. Many projects of dams and hydropower plants construction are in the pipeline by the Government with a ray of hope that this problem will be resolved in the future. But, implementation and timely response is of urgent need