NA urges govt to explore Solar, Wind sources

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has passed a resolution on Tuesday, urging the government to explore the potential for energy generation from renewable solar and wind energy sources.
The resolution, moved by Ms. Saira Bano, highlights the need to provide affordable energy to the public and remove the barriers that are currently hindering the use of renewable energy sources in the country.
The resolution calls for the government to take immediate steps to explore the potential of solar and wind energy and remove the inconsistencies that are barriers to using such potential sources.
Earlier last month, Prime Minister Sheh­baz Sharif directed the authori­ties to ensure minimum loadshedding of elec­tricity during the sum­mer season. Chairing a meeting to review the situation of electricity loadshedding during summer, and the consumption and pro­duction of urea fertil­izer, he said the pace of restoration of the Neelum Jhelum project should be increased. The meeting was in­formed about the pro­duction of electricity and the expected de­mand during this sum­mer. Furthermore, with regard to the revival of Neelum Jhelum pow­er project, it was told that the project would be fully restored and it would start generating cheap and clean elec­tricity in July this year. –Agencies