At the moment over 1.3 billion people in the world live without electricity and one billion people, including around 700 million South Asians, will remain without electricity until 2030 if the nations don’t switch to alternative sources of energy since conventional sources would be becoming costlier with the each passing day.
This was stated by Carl Pope, a world renowend expert on renewable energy, during a programme organised by IUCN Pakistan on renewable energy at a local hotel on Friday. The event was attended by a large number of participants from the development as well as business sectors.
He shared comparative figures as to how the cost of coal, a major fossil fuel, has soared in the recent years. According to him, the cost of electric grids was increasing over the time with escalating cost of copper, a major raw material, making a case for focussing on renewable energy options.
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