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Grid vs rooftop: the energy debate

The recent hype and chaos around net-metering and the roof-top solar taxation fiasco has brought the power sector of Pakistan to the brink of another planning conundrum. Pakistan’s total electricity…

Rising energy tariffs, sinking economy

Unless power tariffs for industrial consumers are rationalized immediately, economic catastrophe is imminent. Pakistan faces a situation akin to the “boiling frog” metaphor, where the gradual increase in energy tariffs…

Our energy quagmire

As the country prepares for another scorching summer, the perennial question looms large amongst the hoi polloi: why does the country still struggle to meet its energy demands despite 67…

The grid and energy sustainability

In the ambitious quest for a sustainable future, the conversation about energy often revolves around the creation of energy utilizing various fuels, including renewable technologies. Pakistan is blessed with huge…

Rising energy prices: adverse impact on masses

In Pakistan, 64 percent of total energy demand is met by fossil fuels, while hydropower’s and renewables’ share remained at 27 percent and 9 percent, respectively, in 2022-23. The fossil…

Energy fallacies

Pakistan is stuck in a low-growth trap. The only way out of this trap is through industrial and export-oriented growth, which can only be achieved through availability of affordable energy.…

Fixing energy to fix growth

Pakistan is stuck in a low-growth trap. Consumption makes up almost 100 per cent of GDP, largely financed by imports, while the investment-to-GDP ratio continues to hover around 12 per…

Our energy future: party manifestos

In the democratic landscape, party manifestos serve as compasses guiding voters through the intricate web of promises and policy directions. This article delves into the multifaceted significance of party manifestos…

Energy use in region: comparisons odious

Energy is pivotal for growth, yet Pakistan’s situation is grim. Despite possessing abundant resources, its energy landscape is plagued by inefficiencies and distorted consumption pattern. This complex issue is multifaceted…

A coherent energy plan

The government recently increased prices – across the board – of gas that is supplied through the country’s distribution network. The increase in prices, although justified and which may bode…