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Power generation through waste should be encouraged

Pakistan can generate 50,000 MW of hydroelectricity but only about 6,595 MW have been developed over the past 50 years, which is absolutely a negative factor in the power generating sector, experts said during an international conference on “Solar and Bio Energy System,” held here last week. The session was presided over by Punjab Energy Department Secretary, Rab Nawaz.

Rab Nawaz said that the Punjab government will encourage the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, (UAF) for setting up a power plant to generate one megawatt power using solar and solid waste technologies in a bid to promoting technology in the country.

He urged the UAF scientists to develop and promote solar and solid waste energy mechanism at university campus in order to help emerge the university as the first-ever environment-friendly ‘Green University’ of the country.

In his address, UAF VC Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that the university has set up an energy cell aimed at addressing the issue of energy and providing best solutions to cope with the crisis.

German Solar Brucke Organisation Chief Executive, Wolfgang Scheffler said that in Germany, people use solar energy for cooking purposes and heating the houses. Using the sun can save a lot of time or money.