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Concern Over Rare Rhino Rouses Clean Energy Drive in Malaysia
Photograph by Nick Garbutt, Steve Bloom Images/Alamy
Plans for a coal plant near one of the last remaining habitats for the  rare Sumatran rhino were scuttled, but Sabah, Malaysia still faces a  power crunch. Waste from the palm oil industry (a plantation in Malaysia  is seen below) could help meet demand.
Jeff Smith
For National Geographic News
Published February 22, 2012
Potential threats to the rare Sumatran rhino,  coral reefs, and other fragile animals helped galvanize a highly  publicized fight last year to stop a coal-fired plant from being built  on the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia.
The activists were  armed with evidence that renewable energy such as hydropower,  geothermal, and waste from the region’s abundant oil palm mills could  compete with coal in costs.
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Concern Over Rare Rhino Rouses Clean Energy Drive in Malaysia

Photograph by Nick Garbutt, Steve Bloom Images/Alamy

Plans for a coal plant near one of the last remaining habitats for the rare Sumatran rhino were scuttled, but Sabah, Malaysia still faces a power crunch. Waste from the palm oil industry (a plantation in Malaysia is seen below) could help meet demand.

Jeff Smith

For National Geographic News

Published February 22, 2012

Potential threats to the rare Sumatran rhino, coral reefs, and other fragile animals helped galvanize a highly publicized fight last year to stop a coal-fired plant from being built on the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

The activists were armed with evidence that renewable energy such as hydropower, geothermal, and waste from the region’s abundant oil palm mills could compete with coal in costs.

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