Energy-saving is the new Brunei lifestyle
…said the Yang Berhormat Minister of Energy. Yes I agree, 100 percent. The minister has cautioned Bruneians that time to act is NOW and that we should be ready to face the time when reliance on hydracarbon resources as income can no longer be continued.
According to the local paper, the e-Savings marathon held last Saturday for 12 hours starting from 9 a.m. revealed that Bruneians consumed more energy; at approximately 5,337 MW of electricity used that day with an increase of about 107MW from readings taken from the same period of time on April 19 which was an initial run of the marathon.
Today, the paper reported that officials cited the main reason for the increase was due to the hot weather on that day and that a number of events happened in the evening, like the final of ASTRO’s Akademi Fantasia so families stayed indoor to watch it. [Saturday was indeed very hot, at 33◦C]
Some members of the general public have come up with ideas on conserving energy such as cycling to work, reducing the use of electrical appliances and car-pooling which are all a good start. I was thinking more to using hydro or wind power to generate electricity due to Brunei’s climate condition. This is yet to be studied I know.