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The potential impact of coal on electricity generation and economic growth of Pakistan

Samreen Akhtar (), Dr Khalid Mugal () and Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan ()
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Samreen Akhtar: MS Scholar, Preston University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr Khalid Mugal: Associate Professor, Preston University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan: Associate Professor, Preston University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Khalid Mahmood Mughal () and Samreen Akhtar Janjua

Far East Journal of Psychology and Business, 2011, vol. 2 No 3 Paper 5 March, issue 5, 60-70

Abstract: This paper is a review of generating electricity from Thar coal and analysis effective usage reserves of coal in Pakistan. The country had faced enormous crises from 1947 to till today. According to the (EIA), the coal was inexpensive and primary source of energy. With economic growth the demand of electricity has exceeded the supply by 6000MW in 2010 causing load shedding in 2011.This has slowed down the economic growth. Thar coal can alone produce 5000MW electricity for the next 800 years. It is found that coal is an efficient estimator than other energy resources. The effects of energy generation through coal elements like hydro, nuclear, oil, gas were selected and its impact on economic growth has been evaluated in the study. The secondary data in this paper has been taken and results analyzed according. Coal and energy resources are independent variables besides electricity is dependent variable. The method of least square is used on the basis of 13observations.

Keywords: Coal; hydro; oil; gas; nuclear; electricity; economic growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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