Sunway Hotels & Resorts Converts Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Through Partnership with Fathopes Energy

January 10, 2020

Should make this mandatory for the whole food services industry, using a carrot and prod rod approach.

Dateline 2019-11-12, Yahoo Finance:

Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group, partners with FatHopes Energy for the recycling of its used cooking oil into biodiesel, taking another significant step on its commitment towards a sustainable environment. Through this sustainability initiative, more than fifty percent (50%) of the participating Sunway Hotels’ used cooking oil is expected to be recycled and collected by FatHopes Energy on a weekly basis at the hotels’ respective collection centres to be converted into biodiesel.

Seda introduces P2P trading programme to encourage use of renewable energy

January 6, 2020

How does this work compared to FIP, which has a higher kwh sale price?

Dateline 2019-10-30, EdgeProp:

Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) has introduced a peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading programme to encourage more Malaysians to use renewable energy such as solar power, theSundaily reported yesterday.

Seda chairman Wong Kah Woh told theSun in a recent interview that energy trading allows those who generate excess energy through their solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to sell the additional power to other consumers.

Pakatan launches greener transport policy with five thrusts, 23 strategies

December 30, 2019

Dateline 2019-10-17, Malay Mail:

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government unveiled today the National Transport Policy (NTP) 2019-2030 that has sustainability at its core.

The blueprint emphasises five key policies and 23 supporting strategies towards the development of a holistic transportation plan for the country.

Under the NTP, the government aims to create a conducive environment for the transport sector; optimise, build and maintain transport infrastructure, services and networks to maximise efficiency; and enhance safety, integration, connectivity and accessibility for seamless passengers and goods movement.

End of Malaysia’s old PPA regime

November 15, 2019

I say, sustainable batteries is the new wave.

Dateline 2019-09-19, Borneo Post:

KUCHING: The possibility of a 10-year masterplan to reform the domestic power industry called MESI 2.0 will spell the end of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) era.

Although there is still lack of details, the Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin did reveal some insights during a briefing.

Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd (AffinHwang Capital) said there will be drastic changes to the PPA for new power plants, as the government intends to shorten the tenure of a PPA from the typical 21-years previously.

“The new PPAs will also no longer be entitled to lock-up guaranteed electricity payments, as moving forward, independent power producers (IPPs) are able to procure their own fuel source, and the single buyer would then in theory procure electricity from the cheapest generator.

Yeo: Malaysia aiming for 20pc renewable energy use by 2025

November 8, 2019

I wonder what our current sustainable energy use is now? I guess uni students would be able to tell me from their capstone projects.

Dateline 2019-09-03, Malay Mail:

The government is seeking to increase the country’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 per cent in the next six years, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

She said this will be accomplished via the Malaysia Energy Supply Industry 2.0 (MESI 2.0) plan which will be launched sometime this month.

“The idea is for a more competitive and diversified mix of electricity generation, one that is also more transparent for the industry and consumers,” Yeo said during the 5-in-1 Power Energy Series exhibition at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre.

New alliance to expand floating PV in Southeast Asia

September 15, 2019

Yeah, baby.

Dateline 2019-08-08, PV Magazine:

Pestech International Bhd, a power system engineering and technical solutions provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow to jointly develop floating PV solutions, according to a filing with the Malaysian stock exchange.

“The parties intend to explore the possibility of complementing each other’s core competencies, technical capabilities and references to cooperate jointly on exploring floating solar system solution, localization of parts and other possible co-operations in Southeast Asia,” the filing reads.

They also plan to use their respective networks to develop floating PV plants, Pestech added. “If the parties agree to jointly bid for a project, the parties shall further discuss to agree on the type of co-operation,” it said.

Growing opportunities for O&G companies in new energy space

September 13, 2019

Dateline 2019-08-02, Malaysian Reserve:

THE worldwide push towards a sustainable and greener future is creating new growth opportunities for Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) companies looking to tap into new and diversified income streams.

Malaysia’s pledge to reduce its carbon emissions and increase its renewable energy (RE) mix in the not-too-distant future is carving out new economic opportunities for local players.

The O&G sector is among industries showing tentative, but nascent signs of growth in the new energy space as a means to tap into new markets, while diversifying its revenue base.