'Turn on the Lights' – Sustainable Energy Investment and Regulatory Policy: Charting the Hydrokinetic Path for Pakistan

Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Vol. 5, p. 165 (2013)

57 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2013 Last revised: 1 Oct 2014

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Nadia Ahmad

Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Date Written: March 23, 2013

Abstract

Hydrokinetic energy is an unrecognized, low-cost renewable technology that can be deployed in Pakistan through a robust national energy strategy and international investment schemes to tackle the country’s acute energy crisis. This Article will be the first to show how national and local laws can be amended to favor progress in the sustainable energy sector and achieve hydrokinetic energy production in Pakistan, which if actualized, would be nothing short of a game changer – strategically and, even more so, environmentally. Despite current legal regimes that disfavor small scale hydroelectric power production, Pakistan and other less developed countries can adapt and deploy hydrokinetic technology through revamped investment laws, regulatory rules, and renewable energy tax reform.

Keywords: Wave Energy, Hydrokinetic Energy, Renewable Energy, Developing Countries, Pakistan, Energy, Blackout

Suggested Citation

Ahmad, Nadia, 'Turn on the Lights' – Sustainable Energy Investment and Regulatory Policy: Charting the Hydrokinetic Path for Pakistan (March 23, 2013). Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Vol. 5, p. 165 (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2238458

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