An uninterrupted supply and easy access to energy
are necessary for the economic and social
development of a country. It can only be possible by careful
management of available energy and including the increased share
of clean, renewable energy (RE) in the overall energy supply. A
substantial reduction in the use of fossil fuel can also help to
mitigate the global environmental effects. Pakistan has been
suffering from a severe energy crisis for the last many years that
has badly affected its industrial sector, and consequently, a
substantial reduction of economic growth is witnessed in the
country. This paper explores the alternative opportunities of energy
supply in Pakistan by highlighting the available potential of nonfossil energy resources. It also highlights the present scenario and
prospects of RE adoption in the country that will help for socioeconomic development in the country.
1-Muhammad Tahir Hassan Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Muqarrab Akbar Chairman, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Shumaila Dilawar Lecturer, Institute of Management Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.