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Solar-powered ACs?

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 3, 2013. Islamabad  With a serious power crisis and rising fuel prices, Pakistan’s industry appears to be looking toward alternative solutions to overcome its energy needs. The industry’s predicament also seems to have piqued the interest of foreign companies trying […]

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Engineers recommend mix of alternative energy resources to overcome power crisis

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 22, 2013. Islamabad – Engineers recommended government to invest in hydel power projects and indigenous production of equipment for small-scale power generation as possible solutions to Pakistan’s energy crisis. The suggestions came on the sidelines of the 46th annual convention […]

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Energy efficient solutions suitable but expensive for Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 15, 2013. Islamabad – With the federal and Punjab governments showing interest in renewable forms of energy to cope with the country’s power crisis, there are some who are also suggesting a new push for energy efficiency and conservation measures. […]

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Twin city residents looking for solar options

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 21, 2013. Islamabad – On the shop front of Hussain Electronics, an old electronics shop on College Road in Rawalpindi, a handwritten notice is taped to a 2.5-by-5 feet solar panel. In Urdu, the notice explains to prospective buyers the […]

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Earth Hour 2013 celebrated in Pakistan with public skepticism, mocking

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 24, 2013. Islamabad – In countries around the world, including Pakistan, people celebrated Earth Hour on March 23 by switching off their lights for an hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Earth Hour is a global initiative, partnered by the World Wildlife […]

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LEDs more expensive in Pak markets despite better energy efficiency

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 18, 2013. Islamabad – At Rawalpindi’s College Road market, Malik Zafar sells LEDs for lighting purposes. There is some demand for the LED bulbs and lights, but it is lowered by price. “People are not buying these lights as much as […]

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Save energy in power-starved Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 7, 2013. Islamabad – It might seem bizarre to ask Pakistani citizens to conserve energy when most of them spent 2012 braving hours of loadshedding and a power shortfall that peaked at 8,500 Megawatts (MW) this past summer. Yet, experts suggest […]

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Jhimpir’s Wind Farms

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 24, 2012. Jhimpir/Karachi – Driving from Karachi to the Nooriabad Industrial Area, it is hard not to notice a constant feature to the left side of the Super Highway. Transmission lines sag between evenly spaced towers along the road for several […]

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