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Institute of Policy Studies, Renewable Energy Association of Pakistan and Alternative Energy Development Board organising a titled Towards an Energy Secure Pakistan from Oct 13 – 15

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by October 10, 2012 General

Islamabad, October 10, 2012 (PPI-OT): In the wake of rapid depletion of global exhaustible energy resources and multiplying energy requirements of the planet’s populace, Alternative and Renewable Energy (ARE) resources are in a sharp focus world over, particularly so for last few years.

ARE resources and related technologies are being promoted, extensively, in all parts of the world. While there is a realization of the significance and efforts are being made for their promotion, there feels a greater need to enhance awareness about and promote the usages of various forms of and technologies related to ARE in Pakistan, particularly considering the ongoing and worsening energy crisis the country is faced with. So is the focus on conservation and efficiency, another area where Pakistan lags far behind.

It is in this context that Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in collaboration with Renewable Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) and Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) is organizing a three-day conference titled “Towards an Energy Secure Pakistan” on October 13 and 15, 2012 at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad. The Conference is coinciding with the ‘2nd International Exhibition on Alternative and Energy Efficiency’ being organized by REAP.

The first session of the conference will be held from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday, 13 October. It is themed ‘Deployment of Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies in Pakistan – Opportunities, Obstacles and Way Forward’.

It will be chaired by Arif Alauddin, CEO AEDB, and addressed by ARE experts including Rahim Deyar (mini micro hydel), Habib-ur-Rehman (biogas), Irfan Afzal Mirza (mini wind turbine), Dr Sunil Jayasekara from Sri Lanka (biomass), and Tariq Rajwana (biofuel).

The second session of the conference, themed ‘Energy Conservation and Efficiency: Small Steps, Big Impacts’, will be held on Monday 15 October 2012 from 11am to 1pm. It will be addressed by energy experts such as Asad Mahmood, Asif Masood, Ch. Bashir Anjum and Engr. Raffat Ullah Khan. Masud Daher, former federal secretary and chairman of the National Tariffs Commission will chair the session.

The third and concluding session will also be held on the same day from 3pm to 5pm, which is themed ‘Mainstreaming Policies and Actions’ which will be addressed by DG-IPS Khalid Rahman and Ameena Sohail, coordinator IPS Tawanai program, who will present the conference summary and declaration. The session will be chaired by Mirza Hamid Hassan former secretary water and power.

For more information, Contact:
Institute of Policy Studies
Asst. Editor
Irfan Shahzad
1, Street 8, F-6/3,
Tell: 021 35840397


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