ISLAMABAD: Society Watch President Khalid Mehmood on Sunday said Pakistan is best suited to use solar power to reduce energy crisis, balance emery mix and reduce dependence of imported fuel. He said the nation need same zeal as expressed in achieving nuclear power as local oil and gas extraction has not progressed while pace of development on Thar coal is far from satisfactory.
Khalid Mehmood said that dams have become victim of politics while dependence on imported fuel has made Pakistan a country that cannot survive without aid. He demanded that oil import bill has become unsustainable which calls for immediate action on all the fronts with solar power on the top of all energy projects.
He further said that sun is a source of clean, sustainable and infinite energy with no chance of any disruption like political issues, volatility in oil market and conspiracies of the enemy countries.
That is why, solar energy is getting popular around the world and its use can improve by 40 percent in next five years, he added.He called for special relaxations for the companies working in solar power field as these projects are completed are less time as compare to any other energy project.
He said that no single power plant type, whether hydel, thermal, nuclear or solar can be completely relied upon to meet the country’s energy demands. Our energy mix, with a heavy reliance on expensive imported fuels has deteriorated over the past two decades damaging forex reserves, he added. Hence, cleaner, quicker and natural solar power will be a great addition to the existing energy mix.
Source: Daily Times