Speakers call for exploiting indigenous, renewable energy resources

Energy experts at the 4th international conference on power generation systems and renewable energy technologies Monday underlined the need for exploiting indigenous and renewable energy (RE) resources and stop relying solely on fossil fuels. The three day conference is organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) which commenced on Monday here at Faisal Masjid campus.
Experts, researchers and academicians discussed topics such as ocean energy and hydro power generation, fossil fuels power generation system and technologies and renewable energy systems. Speaking on the occasion, Member National Assembly Sadqat Ali Abbasi said that the incumbent government was keen to have a linkage between academia and the relevant ministries.
He maintained that research will be the top priority and projects relevant to the needs of society will be encouraged. He also reminisced his student life at IIUI and paid rich tributes to the mother intuition. He assured of every possible support to all the disciplines of the university. Former Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Dr Ansar Parvez said that energy needs should be met in a way that resources of the future generations should not be compromised.
He discussed accidents across the world happened in the nuclear plants and also elaborated misconceptions about risk factors, while he also elaborated usage and impact of using hydro wind and solar power energy resources.
He maintained that all resources should be used with a balance and pressure must not be shifted on a single resource at a stretch. He urged that renewable energy technologies and resources were the need of hour.—APP

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