Consumers in Malaysia Can Buy Renewable Energy Paying Green Electricity Tariff

January 12, 2022

I guess saving the earth comes with a premium. Help ssave the earth for my children, and your if you must.

Dateline 2021-11-30, Mercom:

Malaysia’s residential, commercial and industrial consumers who wish to reduce their carbon footprint can opt for energy generated from renewable power sources by paying Green Electricity Tariff (GET).

The Energy and Natural Resources Ministry (KeTSA) has said that the program will be open from December 1, 2021. The consumers will begin receiving green electricity under the program from January 1, 2022.

With the implementation of the GET program, consumers will have an option to purchase low-carbon electricity without owning rooftop solar or other renewable energy projects.

Advantages of Malaysia not exporting renewable energy

December 8, 2021

Dateline 2021-11-18, The Malaysian Reserve (2021 vintage):

THE government is allowing only non-renewable energy (non-RE) exports to Singapore and not allowing private power sales.

There is justification in this as Malaysia could gain by way of foreign direct investments (FDIs), increased job opportunities, competitive advantages and benefits to local RE players.

This decision is both logical and pragmatic as it will benefit Malaysians in what is an environmentally friendly way of living.

ExxonMobil and Petronas explore CCS for Malaysia

December 6, 2021

I guess, the reduce, reuse, recycle part, ain’t making profits for these gigacorporations, and reinject is?

Dateline 2021-11-15, The Chemical Engineer:

EXXONMOBIL and Petronas are working together to explore opportunities for carbon capture and storage projects in Malaysia.

The partners said through their memorandum of understanding they will assess the viability of carbon capture projects in locations offshore Peninuslar Malaysia and share subsurface technical and infrastructure for pipelines, facilities and wells as they evaluate potential projects for storing, transporting and reusing capture CO2.

Adif Zulkifi, Petronas Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Upstream, said: “This collaboration is an important step to unlock the opportunities and potential of CCS in Malaysia through applied technologies and innovation, potentially helping us reach our net zero carbon emissions aspirations amidst an evolving energy landscape.”

Minister Defends Data After Malaysia Is Accused Of Underreporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 29, 2021

MCU, Malaysian Cinematic Universe?

Dateline 2021-11-11, Says:

The allegation comes from an investigative piece by The Washington Post, which questions the validity of the reports submitted by countries to the United Nations to make their climate pledges.

According to the US publication, Malaysia’s submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “reads like a report from a parallel universe”.

Minister defends greenhouse gas emission after under-reporting charge

November 25, 2021

Dateline 2021-11-10, Malaysiakini:

Environment and Water Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has defended Malaysia’s greenhouse gas emissions reporting mechanism after the country was accused of under-reporting to the UN.

This was in response to an investigative report by The Washington Post that said “skewed data” had enabled Malaysia to portray “73 percent” less emissions.

‘Done right, carbon tax can bring benefits’

November 24, 2021

I… think there’s a market here. Look at TheSpiffingBrit, “How @The Spiffing Brit broke the Kyoto Protocol”

Dateline 2021-11-09, The Edge:

THERE is probably never an appropriate time for a country to introduce carbon pricing or carbon tax but, if done right, it can bring benefits, experts say ahead of a key climate change conference that kicked off on Oct 31.

At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, until Nov 12, nations around the world will be counted on to commit to new or tougher targets to help limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C.

“There is probably never an appropriate time to introduce a new tax … but carbon pricing is important, and carbon tax is one way of doing that,” said HSBC’s global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research Wai-Shin Chan.

Questions swirl around Petronas’ Kasawari CCS

November 15, 2021

Yea, baby. How about apply recycling’s mantra or reduce, reuse, recycle, bury deep?

Dateline 2021-11-03, Energy Voice:

The Malaysian government and state-backed Petronas have made commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. However, these goals become particularly challenging when many undeveloped fields with high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide need to be tapped to backfill Malaysia’s LNG export complex in the coming years.

If emissions from these high CO2 fields are to be managed, then carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be a key enabler, according to IHS Markit. But it remains to be seen if the economics stack up and whether Malaysia can remain attractive in the context of a global upstream portfolio.

Sarawak can be an exporter of renewable energy to Singapore, says senator

November 9, 2021

Though, I think it would be better if they export to Kalimantan, with the new Indonesian capital and all.

Dateline 2021-10-29, The Star:

Sarawak has huge potential to be an exporter of renewable or low-carbon electricity to Singapore from its numerous hydroelectric dams, says Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew.

The Bawang Assan SUPP chairman said a submarine transmission cable from the state to Singapore is a practical idea.

“If we recall 30 years ago when Bakun was first announced, the plan was to lay an even longer submarine transmission cable to Peninsular Malaysia. I believe our state government would have thought of such potential and (will do) its best to explore that,” he said in a statement on Friday (Oct 29).

Malaysia targets renewable energy at 40 per cent of total capacity by 2035

November 8, 2021

I say responsible nuclear (fusion and fission power). If NIMBY is a problem, I’ll gladly rent you space in the middle of USJ, at a modest markup, 1MDB rates:

Dateline 2021-10-27, Straits Time:

Malaysia’s renewable energy installed capacity is targeted to reach 40 per cent, or 18,000 megawatts, by 2035, Energy Minister Takiyuddin Hassan said on Wednesday (Oct 27), as the South-east Asian nation charts a lower-carbon pathway for its power sector.

Current installed capacity for renewable energy in Malaysia is 8,520 megawatts, or 23 per cent of the energy mix, he said in a speech at the Singapore International Energy Week event.

The nation aims to raise its renewable energy capacity to 31 per cent of total capacity by 2025, he added.

Petronas needs new direction to survive climate change, says MP

October 8, 2021

Again, PETRONAS, Petrlouem Development Act? This is like saying PROTON needs to pivat towards mass transport, and gomen will subsidise them… wait. Or maybe Malaysian Airlines needs to pivot toward hospitaliy services, and gomen will subsidise them.. wait.

Dateline 2021-09-29, FMT:

State energy firm Petronas has to change its business model to survive in the coming decades due to climate change.

Wong Chen (PH-Subang) said it would need to focus instead on renewable energy, together with its contractors, vendors and suppliers.

“Otherwise, Malaysia will face a catastrophe,” he said during his speech on the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) at the Dewan Rakyat.