Saturday, February 19, 2011

2Million RM a day for Diesel in Sabah?

TNB subsidises RM2million a day for diesel. Do you know how much will
TNB need to subsidise if coal were produced? It could be up to RM20
million a day for COAL. Taking into account all costs, storage,
transportation and cleaning up.

And this does not include the RM2.5 billion gas pipeline to export
Sabah's gas!!!
If this gas were to be used in Sabah, there is no need to spend 2.5
billion RM, no need to subsidise any diesel at all. The most important
of all is that, it is the cleanest fuel EVER. That is why it is very
valuable for other nations but SAbah is denied its use.

Musa used to be a strong supporter of the coal power plant. Why the
sudden change of heart??? Is it caused by the coming election??? What
happens after the ELECTION????

They will start saying that COAL IS CHEAPER THAN GAS etc. Just as what
they have been doing now.
Notice the lack of commitment in abolishing this coal powered plant.
Musa only said that the people of SAbah objected, NOT HIM.

Guaranteed 100% that if BN wins, the coal power will continue. After
all, this is what BN believes sincerely, that COAL IS MUCH CHEAPER
THAN GAS etc. So far there is no admission of error or the slightest
sense of guilt at all from the BN parties.

SAbahans should wake up and SEE THE FACTS!!!

Bintulu LNG to generate power supply for Sabah's east coast
February 19, 2011

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 19 — Petronas and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will
soon be working on bringing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Bintulu
to generate alternative power supply to Sabah's east coast.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said this was to address the
critical shortage of power supply in the east coast, especially since
the proposed coal-fired power plant project was recently scrapped.

"I know that we have a critical problem in terms of providing stable
electricity to the people in the east coast, and not many know that
TNB was subsidising RM2 million a day for diesel used in the various
independent power plants there," he said at Gerakan's Chinese New Year
and Chap Goh Mei celebrations here today.

Musa said the venture between Petronas and TNB was a directive by
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the recent National
Economic Action Council (NEAC) meeting, which came prior to his
meeting with the premier, together with Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri
Joseph Pairin Kitingan and state Industrial Development Minister Datuk
Raymond Tan on the proposed coal-fired power plant.

During that meeting, Musa told Najib of the Sabah people's unhappiness
over the project.

Meanwhile, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the party
fully supported the decision by the government to scrap the proposed
coal-fired power plant project, that was in line with the
sustainability concept under the New Economic Model.

"This (decision) reflects the commitment of the chief minister and the
BN (Barisan Nasional) to continue to make environment as its main
agenda. So, this is most welcome," he said.

Koh, who is also minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said the
scrapping of the project was one of three reasons for BN to smile in
the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

The other two, he said, were the victory in the Batu Sapi
parliamentary by-election and Gerakan receiving many new members. —

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