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  • Clean Energy

    Fossil fuel burning is a major cause of increasing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission in the atmosphere. The presence of these gases above pre-industrial level is warming the atmosphere and thus resulting in the climate change. Nuclear power generation is a recognized option for the curtailment of GHG emission and is, therefore, an effective solution for handling the climate change issue. Generating around 97 TWh GHG free electricity, the operational NPPs in Pakistan have so far avoided nearly 60 million tonne CO2 equivalent GHG emission. This quantity of GHG emission is identical to burning of 24-25 million tonne of coal in an open field. In future, the overall emissions by the country’s electric power system will certainly grow due to increasing electricity demand. It is also highly-likely that growing share of fossil fuel (e.g., coal) in the generation mix will increase the emission intensity of the system. The scenario, therefore, signifies the role of nuclear power in the development of a sustainable clean power generation system in Pakistan.