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2000 Nov 6 - Tenaga eyeing renewable energy

Tenaga eyeing renewable energy - Blowing Hot Air or Talking Bull?

November 6, 2000 KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's national power utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd will look for renewable energy sources to boost its generating capacity, the Edge business weekly said.
The weekly quoted Tenaga chairman Jamaludin Jarjis as saying that the company would revisit the hydroelectric sector.

"We are looking back again at hydro areas in Peninsular Malaysia. For instance, we are considering old hydroelectric plants with the possibility of refurbishing them for more capacity," Jamaludin told the Edge.

"We are also looking at geographical areas where it might be possible to generate hydroelectric power.
So, basically, we are revisiting the renewable energy area so that we do not have to depend a lot on non-renewable energy sources such as gas and coal," he said.

Gas currently accounts for 75 percent of Tenaga's fuel costs while 18 percent comes from coal and seven percent from oil.

National oil company Petronas, which supplies natural gas to Tenaga, was reported to be seeking a hike in the price of gas when its contract with Tenaga expires at the end of this year.

Jamaludin said Tenaga would either go alone or work with other companies if it finds suitable areas for hydroelectric power development. "We are open. If we have the financial capacity, we will do it ourselves," he said.

In its 2001 budget presented last month, Malaysia announced incentives to encourage the industry to seek renewable energy sources, especially biomass, which included a 70 percent tax exemption on statutory income for five years and exemptions on import duty and sales tax for machinery and equipment.

Tenaga shares closed up 50 cents at 12.40 ringgit on Friday. REUTERS NEWS SERVICE

SAPP is against dirty coal ...more

Coal's Assault on Human Health
Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S.: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. This conclusion emerges from our reassessment of the widely recognized health threats from coal. Each step of the coal lifecycle-mining, transportation, washing, combustion, and disposing of post combustion wastes-impacts human health. Coal combustion in particular contributes to diseases affecting large portions of the U.S. population, including asthma, lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke, compounding the major public health challenges of our time. It interferes with lung development, increases the risk of heart attacks, and compromises intellectual capacity.

Oxidative stress and inflammation are indicated as possible mechanisms in the exacerbation and development of many of the diseases under review. In addition, the report addresses another, less widely recognized health threat from coal: the contribution of coal combustion to global warming, and the current and predicted health effects of global warming...more


State's sovereign rights on oil ....

Stop the Coal-fired Power Plant in Sandakan....

  • Destruction of famous tourist attraction sites

  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

  • Kinabatangan Ramsar Site, Sukau Resorts

  • Island Resorts off Sandakan, Selingan Turtle Island...

SAPP Policies

SAPP's 17 point Manifesto - Sabah deserves better in terms of more equitable distribution of opportunities, in social, economic and infrastructural development and a better quality of life. [BM][Chinese]

SAPP's Economic Plan for Sabah - SAPP aims to achieve economic prosperity and financial self-reliance for Sabah. Version in [BM] [Chinese]

SAPP's Land Reform Policy - To promote and protect the rights and interests of local natives and other citizens in Sabah [BM][Chinese]

On Oil Royalty - SAPP is not giving up its struggle for more oil royalty payment for Sabah.

SAPP's Eight (8) Points Declaration - Whereas our mission is to establish a trustworthy govt and a progressive ...

SAPP's 14 point memo in 2006 - Time for Direct Preventive Actions

Our Sabah..

Books on ....
RCI Report on Immigrants in Sabah
The Birth of Malaysia
Malaysia Agreement Article 1-11
The Original Agreement of Malaysia
Heroes of Kinabalu 神山美烈誌
Schedule 9 of the Federal Constitution

more on ...
Twenty points safeguard
20 Perkara
Illegals & IC issues
Bernas Monopoly
No to coal-fired plant
Sabah Gas pipeline
3 million acres oil blocks ceded
The Formation of Msia & Devt in Sabah
Proclamation of Msia 1963...details
Restore Sabah's right to appoint JCs,
Ex-minister: Review 20-point
Supply Sarawak power to Sabah...
Sedition Act 1948
Continental Shelf Act 83 (1966)
Petroleum Development Act 144 (1974)
Petroleum Oil Agreement (1976)

More....


SAPP bid to discuss Sabah claim rejected
Take action against anti-Malaysia elements
Call for Philippines Consulate in Sabah
Get the RM1 billion and solve the QEH debacle
SAPP's objection of coal-fired plants in Sabah
SAPP: Explain the RM 601 loan to KL company
The missing billion ringgit "special grant"
SAPP on SEDIA Bill 2009
SAPP supports the call for the abolishment of Cabotage Policy
Probe illegals having Mykad also
Political Autonomy for Sabah
Sabah Schools still awaiting share of RM30 million
Special fund: Eric wants ACA probe
Oil royalty: SAPP not giving up
Scrap Bernas monopoly on rice
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