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Published Date: May 2, 2014
Coal-fired Power Generation in Pakistan (P-40)
Fareeha Umar, Maha
02 May, 2014
In the midst of
coal being projected as a panacea for the energy crisis, this paper makes some
shocking revelations on coal-fired power generation in Pakistan, and its policy
implications. Critical questions are raised on project costs, expected tariff
at an affordable rate as well as the overall environmental impact of coal.
It highlights the issues related to electricity produced by coal and to
provide policy recommendations on the way forward for sustainable economic growth
without compromising on environment.
Moreover, the economic and environmental impact of utilizing coal for
power generation are thoroughly discussed with emphases on electricity
generation efficiency as the umbrella concept under which energy policy must
operate. The long-term energy policy implications are analyzed, and the need to
make energy part of Pakistan’s security paradigm are implicitly addressed.