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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Malaysia's Energy Needs - Overlooking our natural resources.

I have long been thinking as to why our Malaysian Government has yet failed to utilize all the wonderful endless clean sources of energy available to us courtesy of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala?

I mean, let's face the facts. Are we not living in a land that is having the Equator running right smack across the entire Malay Peninsular and also across Sabah and Sarawak?

We are blessed to have hot scorching sunlight most of the year round and from my trips to the East Coast of the peninsular, felt the strong winds blowing in from the South China Sea, especially in the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.

Why is it that our nation's engineers have yet to tap into the wonderful gifts of solar and wind energy that God has graced our nation with and all these years, we just let such precious gifts go to waste without fail?

I have seen wind farms and solar energy plants be built in the USA from the documentaries and Discovery Channels where such enterprising and scientifically advanced professionals have successfully made use of their country's wind and solar energy to provide for the electrical needs of their factories, schools and public buildings and other infrastructures.

We drive through the many tunnels now available in the Klang Valley. Tunnels such as the SMART Tunnel, Sg Penchala Tunnel, Genting Sempah Tunnel, etc. have illuminating lights on 24/7.

Why can't the engineers build solar energy converter panels on major buildings nearby or on suitable hill areas for the Sg Penchala or Genting Sempah areas to collect the awesome power of the sun and convert it to electricity to power the light fixtures all year long without having to burn more fuel to produce the same power to run those lights, etc?

Wind power along the East Coast states can be channeled into providing for the energy needed to operate the street and public building lights, electrical system, etc.

Learn from the experience of the Americans as far as how to go about setting such windmills up along the breezy and windy coasts of our nation?

Learn from their achievements and also study about their mistakes so as to avoid repeating them here.

As a tropical nation, surely we ought to be able to tap into our country's natural resources and not depend on fossil fuel to run our nation's power supply companies and corporations.

I am just a blogger who wishes our nation to prosper and provide opportunities to all of its citizens, regardless of creed or color?

By harnessing the power of the sun, wind and ocean waves that we are so blessed to have and to enjoy, we can surely bring down our costs of running this country and at the same time, open up new employment opportunities for our nation's hundreds of thousands unemployed graduates and other interested folks.

Malaysians truly Boleh if they set their hearts and minds towards achieving their dreams and goals!

I for one think that we can do better!

Don't u agree?