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Green Perkasa says no to hydro and nuclear power, and yet blame BN government for polluting the earth

Energy sources in Malaysia.

China is not only investing in renewable energy like solar, wind, hydro, etc., nuclear power is the main alternative source to fossil fuel.

As of 2012, the People’s Republic of China has 16 nuclear power reactors spread out over 4 separate sites and 26 under construction. China’s National Development and Reform Commission has indicated the intention to raise the percentage of China’s electricity produced by nuclear power from the current 1% to 6% by 2020 (compared to 20% in the USA as of 2008). Source: Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_the_People’s_Republic_of_China

Hydro power is the major renewable power in China, but PR and Green Perkasa oppose every dam project in Malaysia.

Go to solar power?

Besides the cloudy and rainy weather will hinder the efficiency of solar system, Malaysia has to buy every single solar panel from the foreign companies.

Go to wind power?

Again, Malaysia has no know-how on wind power generator making.

At the end, both PR and Green Perkasa blame BN government for doing nothing to cut down CO2 emission.

M’sia among the worst global polluters
Jared Pereira and G Lavendran | December 5, 2012

It ranks a dismal 55 out of 61 countries, according to the Climate Change Performance Index.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has alarmingly become a more polluted country if the findings of the eighth annual Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is anything to go by.

The findings, revealed at the climate talks in Doha recently by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, highlighted performances of the 61 top polluters globally.

No country made it to the top three spots in reaching the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degree Celsius.

Malaysia ranked a disappointing 55th out of 61 countries who were part of the research, scoring 47.53 out of 100.

The total score encapsulates five main categories – emissions levels, development of emissions, renewable energies, efficiency and climate policy respectively.

Malaysia also ranked 14th out of 15 countries in the Index for newly Industrialised Countries and last out of nine countries in the Index for Asian Countries.

The main factor behind Malaysia’s poor rating is due to its rapid industralisation and uncontrolled emmisions of toxic waste products and rampant deforestation.

Deputy secretary general of the Ministry of National Resources and Environment, Abdul Rahim Nik, admitted Malaysia’s emission levels have been steadily increasing since 2000.

Malaysia’s climate policy ratings have stayed the same since the last CCPI in 2012, and it proves that not much emphasis has been given to enforcing its policy statement.

Abdul Rahim said: “Our policy is to ensure climate-resilient developments to fulfil national aspirations for sustainability.”

What is being done wrong?

Malaysia’s climate policy, being part of the 9th Malaysia Plan, has to be given more attention if it is serious in wanting to tackle this issue.

According to the the national policy of climate change, impacts of climate change can undermine development, affect human well-being and threaten the security of natural resources.

Therefore, strategic responses are vital to fortify the nation’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Intergrated planning and implementation of strategic thrusts will definitely help improve the nation’s climate policy rankings in the near future.

To curb rising emission levels, the government must act against those who blatantly violate provisions of the policy so as to safeguard the environment and aspire to the standards of the Kyoto Protocol.

The government has to emulate the example of China, which although being one of the largest polluters in the world, is investing heavily in renewable energies to curb pollution.

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敢怒敢言 says:

稀土原料是天然矿物,基本上不会带来伤害,但是原料中所含的釷、铀等元素经提炼后,就会產生大量放射性。

nkkhoo says:

This is a bloody stupid argument from Green Perkasa.

Only God can make a material more radioactive, not Lynas or any scientist.

The difference between the raw material and WLP is the concentration of thorium and other radioactive materials.

The basic question Green Perkasa and rakyat should ask is what is the radioactive level of WLP?

WLP radioactive dose is about 0.2 mSv per year for direct exposure, is less than radioactive level from the body of your husband or wife.

Aidil Yunus says:

PKR said today it can save consumers paying exorbitant electricity bills monthly by cutting a new deal that will shave RM3.47 billion off Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) annual payment to independent power producers (IPPs).

Poh says:

Yes! Vote PR!

Wai Kin says:

The greatest pollutants come from factory discharge to the river.
No enforcement due to kopi duit can close one eye.

nkkhoo says:

This is my whining about Muar river pollution, my letter was rejected by The star for second time.

http://www.nkkhoo.com/2012/11/24/muar-river-pollution-is-mainly-from-industrial-estates-poultry-farms-and-sewege-water/

I will send it to Johor sultan directly after local and federal governments ignore the issue for years.

I worked and stayed in Penang for about 10 year, can tell you that Penang is no better than Johor in this aspect.