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The Big Trouble With Small(er) Dams

Ashley Yeong, Writer, Macaranga | Wong Siew Lyn, Co-founder & Editor, Macaranga | Piarapakaran Subramaniam, President, Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER)

10-Jan-24 15:00

The Big Trouble With Small(er) Dams

In Malaysia's race towards achieving 70% renewable energy by 2050, hydroelectric power claims 11% of that share. More mini-hydroelectric dams are being built, as they are cheaper, and said to have less environmental impact. In Perak, the state government has awarded 31 mini-hydro projects in the state involving 49 rivers, but several have already impacted and are in conflict with several indigenous communities there. This is being explored in Macaranga's latest article, Perak Dams Threaten Stone Spirits and Ancestral Graves, and we discuss the clash between renewable energy goals and indigenous communities with Ashley Yeong, the writer of the article, and also with Wong Siew Lyn (editor and co-founder, Macaranga) and Piarapakaran Subramaniam (President, Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER).


Image Credit: Ashley Yeong

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Categories:  technologypoliticsgovernmentenvironmentcorruptioncontroversies

Tags:  renewable energyhydroelectric damulu gerumtum mini hydro damperakorang asli rightsFPICmacarangaawersustainable development





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