Atomic power a needed option as coal burns up with demand, says nuclear agency


Dateline 2015-06-10, The Malay Mail:

Malaysia needs atomic energy as spiralling global demand for coal could make the fossil fuel too costly in the long term, said the federal agency spearheading the bid for the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC) chief executive officer Dr Mohd Zamzam Jaafar said at the current rate of global development, countries dependent on coal for power generation will have to pay dearly for the fuel both as price and energy demands increase.

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