Nat­u­ral Sources of Power

Southasia - - EDITOR'S MAIL -

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

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