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Tag: Electricity

Sarawak eyes power supply to Indonesia

Proposed new Indonesian capital in Kalimantan may open door for Sarawak Energy Berhad to establish Borneo-wide electricity grid, says the chief minister.

Environmentalists cast doubts over Sarawak’s innovative fuel station plan

While the concept appears good, they question if building three-in-one fuel stations for vehicles powered by fossil fuel, electricity and hydrogen fuel cells will work.

TNB blames ‘technical issues’ for higher electricity bills

CEO Amir Hamzah Azizan says the system has been restored and is running smoothly.

California confirms deadly fire was caused by power lines

Cal Fire says very dry vegetation, strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity fuelled the fire and caused 'extreme rates of spread'.

Sabah minister tells activists to have open mind over coal power...

Deputy Chief Minister Madius Tangau says with improved technology, Sabahans should have another look at the coal option.

Govt urged to be more open in fixing electricity tariff

This comes after TNB says it is not bringing down prices despite cheaper fuel.

Sabah Umno Youth slams Sandakan council president over ‘thug-like’ action

A video capturing Sandakan Municipal Council president Peter Hii waving money in the face of a power utility staff has gone viral on social media.

Entire rural Sabah to have water, electricity by 2035

The government is also committed to building more homes and would upgrade rural roads, says Ewon Benedick.

Putrajaya to rethink future power infrastructure projects for remote villages

This comes after minister Yeo Bee Yin's visit to a remote village in Sabah to see a community-run micro-hydro system first hand.

Govt in bid to recover RM3.5 billion for Sabah’s incomplete pipeline...

The 662km gas pipeline from Kimanis Gas Terminal to Sandakan and Tawau costs a total of RM4.06 billion.

Putrajaya to return SESB power utility ownership to Sabah in 2...

Minister Yeo Bee Yin also says the government has agreed not to increase power tariffs in Sabah this year.

ABB, Hitachi said to near US$11 billion deal for power grids

The Swiss engineering giant and the Japanese conglomerate are scheduled to announce the transaction as early as Monday.

In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy

Electricity from sugar cane accounts for 14% of the island's needs and nearly a quarter of daily consumption when combined with solar, wind and hydro sources.

Outflanking China, Western allies pledge to provide electricity to PNG

The United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand unveiled a plan to provide electricity and internet to much of PNG.

TNB to boost renewable energy to fight escalating electricity cost

By 2030, the government hopes to increase renewable energy usage in the electricity industry from 2% to 20%.

Deepavali lights of joy, clarity and clean politics

Deepavali tells us to bring clarity to our thinking so that we will be able to see everyone, whatever their race or religion as human beings who have the same needs, who bleed if cut, and who share the same Earth.

Sabah minister: Why restrict power subsidy to just eKasih households?

Sabah Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick says there are many rural people who are not registered with eKasih but earn less than RM500 a month.

Coal not our only option to solve power woes, says Shafie

Commenting on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal on coal mining in Sabah, Shafie Apdal says solar, hydro and gas are also being considered.

Ex-CM warns against any plan to restart coal mining in Sabah

Yong Teck Lee says the idea had been shot down despite pressure from Putrajaya.

No nuclear power plants for Malaysia’s electricity, says Dr M

The prime minister says scientists have yet to find ways to dispose of nuclear waste.

Rescuers with dogs search for survivors after deadly Japan quake

Soldiers in fatigues and orange-clad rescue workers searched for survivors, picking through debris on huge mounds of earth near the epicentre in Atsuma in southern Hokkaido.

Stadium built for Russia’s World Cup left in dark over unpaid...

The Samara Arena experienced a power cut because of a massive debt.

Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000

The study, conducted by George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health also found that the risk of death from the hurricane was higher for the poor and elderly men.

20,000 left in the dark in Sabah, says minister

Sabah Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick vows to address problem with help of SESB and federal rural development ministry.