Don’t goad Malaysia to set too high a target for renewable energy: Minister


Dateline 2021-04-06, The Star:

Industry players should not urge Malaysia to set too high a target for renewable energy (RE) without thinking about the cost of electricity supply that consumers have to bear, said Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.

In planning the country’s electricity supply, he said the government had taken the approach to balance the three elements in the energy trilemma – guarantee of energy supply, affordability and sustainability.

He said the government had set a RE target of 31 per cent of the generation capacity for 2025, hence, the electricity sector is expected to reduce the intensity of carbon emissions by 45 per cent for the period.

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