Natural Sources of Power
I’m sure all of us are aware of the significance of our country’s natural resources as efficient generators of power. By the grace of God, Pakistan enjoys an abundance of alternative fuels, i.e. those obtained from wind, solar energy, water and coal, thus providing excellent opportunities for power generation at affordable rates. In a country where the demand-supply for electricity is vast and growing, this is practically a godsend. However, what begs the question of whether our everincreasing population will ever be able to benefit from low-cost, uninterrupted electricity, is the commitment of our country’s leaders towards the fulfillment of this initiative.
The writer of the article, ‘The Power Picture’, has very effectively detailed the various capacity utilization, technology, viability and cost factors of alternative fuels, most particularly solar energy. Natural gas is highlighted by the writer as one
of the main sources of our country’s energy needs. By channeling this precious resource properly, electricity can be distributed towards all areas of the country, thus benefiting the general public, that too at a rate which is half of the current tariff. Such measures should be implemented immediately so that our country’s energy needs are swiftly taken care of. Rajesh Kumar New Delhi, India