Government urged to harness renewable energy sources


Experts have urged the government to harness the untapped potential of renewable and eco-friendly energy solutions to manage its growing energy crisis.

They said that as Pakistan faced severe shortage of natural gas in the past two years, it started relying on liquefied natural gas (LNG), however, the government needed to explore other sources of energy to save the environment. There are other green energy options like solar and wind power which can provide environment friendly and cheap energy sources and the country must opt ​​for these options.

This was the focus of one of two “Gas Monitor—Pakistan & Tabeer LNG Terminal, Socio-Economic & Environmental Analysis” reports launched by the Indus Consortium on gas supply as an energy source in the country during of a ceremony here on Friday, a press release said. The launch of the reports was attended by representatives from academic institutions, members of GROW Green Network, which brings together Pakistan’s environmental organizations working for the promotion of renewable energy, independent researchers, member of the Pakistan Renewable Energy Coalition and l alliance for climate justice and clean energy.

Sharing the findings of the Gas Monitor – Pakistan report, Dr. Amanullah Mahar, Director and Center for Environmental Science, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, said that since LNG, fossil gas is a very high-intensity fuel. of carbon and cannot be called a “transition”. fuel source to a cleaner energy system. He explained that fossil gas (methane) can escape from its regasification, transportation, consumption and processing. After carbon dioxide (CO2), methane is the second most abundant anthropogenic greenhouse gas and is responsible for 20% of global atmospheric emissions.

Published in L’Express Tribune, June 26e2022.

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