Takiyuddin says committed to strengthening Energy and Natural Resources Ministry agenda

September 24, 2021

Dateline 2021-09-01, Malay Mail:

Energy and Natural Resources Minister (KeTSA) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan today expressed his ministry’s commitment in pursuing its agenda to ensure that the country’s natural resources are safeguarded, and managed sustainably and responsibly for future generations.

Takiyuddin said in line with the agenda to address the country’s climate change, KeTSA was also committed to increasing electricity generation from renewable energy sources through the Electricity Supply Generation Development Plan 2021-2039.


September 23, 2021

I think this is what is called ‘angkat bakul sendiri’ but hey, if it saves the world for my office’s cat’s (n)greatgrandkittens, why not?

Dateline 2021-08-31, XJTLU:

In a paper published in the journal Sustainability, Distinguished Professor Teuku Meurah Indra Mahlia and PhD student Ahmad Zuhairi Muzakir, both from UTS, along with Professor Eng Hwa Yap from XJTLU, found that if Malaysia adopted a fuel economy standards policy similar to those implemented internationally, it would provide huge savings in fuel consumption and reduce carbon emissions.

Not impossible to achieve net zero emissions

September 19, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-18, NST:

Malaysia has an urgent role in fighting climate change as we hold a large amount of fossil fuel resources.

According to Malaysia’s third biennial update report (BUR3) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, we are committed to reducing greenhouse gases emissions intensity per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 45 per cent from the level in 2005, unconditionally.

In the renewables race, how can Malaysia come out on top?

September 15, 2021

I would like to define renewables as sources that will be able to regenerate before Cthulhu rises.

Dateline 2021-08-14, FMT:

 As countries begin to implement environmental protectionist policies, and with regional neighbours making strides in their green energy industries, Malaysia’s lack of progress in the space stands out.

FMT takes a closer look at Malaysia’s renewable energy situation and the way forward for the country.

What are renewables?

Renewables are forms of energy that do not require the burning of fossil fuels like petrol, diesel and coal which take eons to regenerate.

Why the silence on key climate change report, Putrajaya asked

September 9, 2021

Oo, this was before we had a change of underwear. Let the new underware speak.

Dateline 2021-08-14, FMT:

Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan has questioned the government’s silence on a key United Nations (UN) report on climate change and its effects.

Released last Monday by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the landmark report warns that global warming is dangerously close to spiralling out of control, saying humans are “unequivocally” to blame.

Speaking to FMT, Shahril said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin could have addressed the report yesterday in his speech at the launch of the Perkukuh initiative, in which he announced reforms for government-linked investment companies (GLICs).

Solar PV cn help businesses save at least 25% on Energy Costs

September 8, 2021

Unless you are like me, the inverter kaputs every 2 years or so. And I don’t want savings, I want profit.

Dateline 2021-08-XX, The Star (hey, don’t they put datelines in anymore?)

A typical solar photovoltaic (PV) panel installation on commercial or industrial properties would help businesses to save potentially at least 25 per cent in electricity cost, UOB Malaysia deputy chief executive officer Ng Wei Wei said.

She said the amount of savings translates to an average payback period of three to five years on businesses’ total investments.

“Landed residential property households get to enjoy between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of monthly savings in electricity bills.

Renewable Energy the Way to Go

September 7, 2021

I think ‘energy that exceed UN Sustainable Development Goals and gives my grandchildren other than a Malaysian desert’ is the way to go, but hey, each to his own pocket.

Dateline 2021-08-XX, The Star:

Tough economic times are the best time for companies or individuals to invest in solar photovoltaic systems, says the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda).

Seda Strategic Planning Division director Ibrahim Ariffin said the value proposition for investments was two-fold – environmental and cost savings in the form of electricity bills.

“Climate change and sustainability have become key motivations across the globe and for the private sector.

Sarawak Energy expands in in-house HSAP and HESG assessors

September 1, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-09, Water Power (like Nitendo Power, but betterer)

Sarawak Energy has reinforced its commitment towards sustainable hydropower development and management by expanding its pool of internationally trained in-house Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP)/Hydropower Environmental, Social and Governance (HESG) assessors accredited by International Hydropower Association (IHA). 

The all-Sarawakian team now includes 11 IHA Provisional Accredited Assessors and 18 IHA Certified Users who will be responsible for assessing and improving the sustainability performance of Sarawak Energy’s hydropower projects and plants. The Provisional Accredited Assessors (PAAs) will also be involved in sustainability assessments for international projects undertaken by other developers under the supervision of an International Hydropower Association (IHA) Lead Assessor. To date, two of the PAAs have been involved in an official HSAP/HESG assessment for a hydropower plant in operation in Indonesia.

Saving through sunlight

July 5, 2021

Do your maths first.

Dateline ??, The Star:

RETIRED pharmacist Chacko Paul is among an increasing number of people who has opted for solar energy to cut down on electricity consumption while doing his part for the environment.

“Our homes can be powered with solar energy, ” he said, highlighting that it would cut down on high utility bills.

Will the new EV policy score an own goal again?

June 30, 2021

Dateline 2021-05-24, FMT:

Fortunately, the new national automotive policy is still in the draft stage. But after losing the pace of investment for the past 20 years, it looks like there will be more of the same as government custodians appointed to grow the automotive industry try desperately to fix the problem but will fail because they don’t recognise the issue.

First, the central issue about investment flight to Thailand and more recently to Indonesia is that the Europeans and Japanese automotive investors have a choice.

And they don’t particularly fancy having to share their plans, strategies and intellectual properties with a civil service officer in order to apply for customised incentives as proposed in the draft of the new automotive policy.