Nadia Ahmad Photo Nadia Ahmad, IGLP alum, shares her recent publication “‘Turn on the Lights’ – Sustainable Energy Investment and Regulatory Policy: Charting the Hydrokinetic Path in Pakistan.”

“[The article] was published in the Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. This article was developed with the support of faculty and colleagues at the 2013 IGLP Workshop in Doha,” says Ahmad.

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.

Nadia Ahmad is a Legal Fellow at Sustainable Development Strategies Group and a Division Order Analyst at Noble EnergySSRN Author Page.