Dam projects steal from Malaysians, says US science envoy

A US State Department science envoy says it would be a tragedy if the renewable energy revolution arrives too late to save the world's rivers and the communities that depend on them. – AFP pic, March 7, 2019.

HYDROELECTRIC dams are not the answer to sustained power generation, said a US State Department science envoy, calling them an attempt to “steal” from Malaysians.

Daniel Kammen, in an op-ed previewing the topics to be discussed at the Clean Energy Collaboration conference in Kuching next week, said future energy requirements for Malaysia, and Sarawak in particular, can “easily, and more cheaply, come from other projects”, namely those on solar and wind generation.

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