Govt should introduce appropriate energy conservation measures: PEW

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Technology to boost energy efficiency to help save billions
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday lauded the Government for paying proper attention to resolve the energy crisis.
Many new power projects are in the pipeline which is laudable but at the same time transmission and distribution system should also be upgraded, it said.
Govt should introduce proper energy conservation measures and get latest technology to boost energy efficiency which will help it save billions of dollars, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.
He said that energy efficiency can help save thousands of megawatt of electricity, millions of litres of fuel and great volume of natural gas as many nations are spending billions to become energy efficient.
Almost half of the electricity consumed in buildings can be saved for which we need to follow conservation laws adopted in the EU, he added.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that power plants are wasting a lot of energy which if saved will reduce electricity tariff, cut cost of doing business, lessen unemployment and revolutionise the energy landscape.
Heat emitting from the industrial boilers is being wasted which if saved can save energy worth billions of dollars which will also ensure industrial expansion, reduce prices and enable a lot of products to compete with rivals in the international market.
Government should immediately start promoting energy efficiency in state-run institutions, he demanded.

In: Economy WatchAuthor: AAMIR JAVED