LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has urged the government to promote alternate energy resources as reliance on conventional resources is the biggest reasons of energy crisis.
“We have to plan right now for days to come otherwise Pakistan would become a trading place instead of an industrial hub”, said LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz in a statement here on Tuesday.
LCCI President said that bio energy is a versatile source that can be used to overcome electricity challenges besides making a considerable contribution to climate change phenomenon.
He said that biomass energy has the potential to convert a wide variety of wastes into clean energy besides being substitution for diminishing global oil supplies.
Ijaz A. Mumtaz said that bio energy can play a very vital role in production of carbon-neutral fuels of high quality. It can address many environmental issues, especially global warming and greenhouse gases emissions, and foster sustainable development among poor communities. Biomass fuel sources are readily available in rural and urban areas of all countries.
He said that we all are aware of the present challenges to our economy and especially the menace caused due to severe energy crisis. He said that it is indeed a matter of concern for us that our gas reserves are depleting with the passage of time. Domestic and industrial users both have to face shortage of gas in winter season. Even the generation of electricity through gas has to put on halt in this period that further aggravates the situation.
LCCI president said that we desperately need some good alternatives and viable solutions in this connection. A wide range of biomass resources, particularly woody biomass and organic waste is available in Pakistan with abundance.
Ijaz said that LCCI will hold special training sessions for the guidance of technical people with latest trends in new alternative technologies and to increase their efficiency. LCCI will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars at one place to come up with a joint strategy to make best use of this technology.
He said that the desired results of our efforts can be doubled if government’s support remains available to us in implementing the research findings and replicating the successful models related to Bio-Energy from modern world.