Society and Norms: Utilities and Public Services - Power

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Pakistan's two major forms of energy are oil and natural gas, though reserves within the country are too small to supply all of Pakistan's needs. Pakistan also uses coal for fuel and nuclear power plants for energy. Due to recent foreign investments, Pakistan's ability to generate electricity has increased significantly. Unfortunately, increased demand for that electricity in quickly growing cities has led to more frequent power outages especially in the summer [23]. Additionally, many rural areas are still without electricity due to an insufficient infrastructure and damage to power grids during the 2005 earthquake. Finally, Pakistan is one of the leading countries in the region using "green energy." Pakistan's environmentally friendly energy includes the use of hydro-electricity from dams (such as the Tabela plant along the Indus River), wind, and geo-thermal power. 



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