Out of gas weighing our energy options

By Ho Yi Jian

March 2014 COVER STORY
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With TNB’s recent price hike, it is time to review Malaysia’s energy situation, focusing on electricity supply. The economics suggest that Peninsular Malaysia will go for coal in the long term, unless drastic measures are taken soon.As fossil fuel resources become increasingly expensive, energy-exporting countries have to realise that in order to meet domestic energy demands, they will have to become net energy importers. Malaysia, while a major global energy exporter, may have already crossed that line. We have become...

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Ho Yi Jian

was with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia) before pursuing a masters in International Relations in Australia. He is currently a freelancing writer and researcher in KL.