Category Archives: Loadshedding

Impact of Electricity Cuts on the Way of Life

Breakdown of critical infrastructure systems, such as electricity generation and distributing systems, in modern societies can lead to economic expensive and socially catastrophic consequences.¬†Pakistanis have been suffering from unscheduled and prolonged load shedding consistently for the past 7-8 years. This … Continue reading

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Water, plain and simple

I recently experienced an “Ahaaan!” moment, a refreshing insight into the energy, climate change, green economy (ECGE) nexus which for a long time has been labelled as a carbon management problem. I would like to confess that while taking an … Continue reading

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Electricity Theft: Would ‘Religious Blackmailing’ Work?

The recent report on Peshawer Electric Supply Corporation to seek divine help to solve the power theft left me yet again shocked. Why do we have to drag religion to an issue that is by any standard a wrong doing … Continue reading

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Energy Crisis in Pakistan: How and Why?

Pakistan faces an epic electricity crisis that threatens to its socio-economic and geo-political existence. The current electric power crisis has been in the making for the last few decades courtesy to perpetual inefficiencies and degradation of the socio-technical infrastructures for … Continue reading

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Ramadan and Loadshedding in Pakistan

“What is more tolerable, fasting for 22 hours in 18 degree celsius or fasting for 16 hours in 48 degree celsius in the sweltering heat, thank your stars you are not in Pakistan?” chided my mom as I complained about … Continue reading

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Energy Efficieny: The Danish Way

“What comes to mind when you think of Denmark? ” I asked my friends during a tea meet up, “Danish butter cookies”, most replied, some referenced it to the infamous cartoon conspiracy ¬†while one or two quipped “wind mills, I … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer and Energy Crisis in Pakistan

I turn on the camera to talk to my parents on Skype and find my dear father sitting shirtless with a hand held fan giving himself a wisp of air every now and then. He tells me there is no … Continue reading

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