RM300bil-RM400bil in investments needed for Malaysia to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

November 30, 2022

Dateline 2022-09-14, NST:

Malaysia’s commitment to becoming a nation with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 would require RM350 billion to RM400 billion in cumulative investments, mainly in the energy sector, representing 0.8 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) every year until 2050.

Bursa Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar said this shift includes continued investment in public transportation, tax incentives to promote electric vehicles, and the commitment to phase out coal.

Samsung Engineering signs MoU with SEDC Energy and Sarawak Energy Berhad for Sarawak H2biscus Green Hydrogen & Ammonia Project Supply of Electricity

November 23, 2022

Dateline 2022-09-09, Hydrogen Central:

Samsung Engineering signs MoU with SEDC Energy and Sarawak Energy berhad for Sarawak H2biscus green hydrogen & ammonia project supply of electricity.

Samsung Engineering, one of the world’s leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Project Management (EPC&PM) companies with SEDC Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)) and Sarawak Energy Berhad, LOTTE CHEMICAL, and POSCO Holdings jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to study the potential of suppling at least 900MW of hydro-based renewable power for the H2biscus Green Hydrogen/Ammonia project (H2biscus project) in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Sarawak Poised to be Hydrogen Producer by 2027, Says Premier – Malaysia

November 22, 2022

I guess this is one way the rainbow coloured flag will fly, with blue hydrogen, grey hydrogen, PETRONAS hydrogen. What hydrogen are you?

Dateline 2022-09-07, Hydrogen Central:

Sarawak is positioning itself to be a commercial hydrogen producer by 2027 thus realising the vision of turning the state into a hydrogen economy.

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said to achieve the vision Sarawak is taking the necessary measures and rolling out various initiatives to develop the state hydrogen economy.

Govt giving more attention to renewable energy, says PM

November 14, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-29, FMT:

Putrajaya will be implementing a programme aimed at improving the nation’s electricity supply system as part of efforts to transition to renewable energy (RE), says Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The government has approved an allocation for the distribution of 1,200 megawatts (MW) of RE for solar power, he said.

This will include the installation of solar panels on the roofs of government buildings, Bernama reported.

Nuclear energy the way to go?

November 11, 2022

Dateline 2022-08-26, The Sun Daily:

MALAYSIA’S response to climate change underpins our international commitments – previously through the Kyoto Protocol 1997 (ratified in 2002), which expired in 2020, and thereafter the now legally binding Paris Agreement 2015 (ratified in 2016), which requires concerted policy focus and action from signatories to ensure the fulfilment of the set objectives and national obligations.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob stated that the government will continue to uphold Malaysia’s pledge to cut the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 45% in 2030, even as the country’s contribution is less than 0.7%.

Malaysia at 23% renewable energy installation to date, aims to hit 40% by 2035 — deputy minister

November 4, 2022

Dateline 2022-09-16, The Edge:

Malaysia has reached 23% installation of renewable energy (RE), and is planning to hit 40% by 2035.

Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Ali Biju said the transition of Malaysia’s electricity supply system towards a low-carbon energy system is outlined in the Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap, which focuses on increasing the share of four key RE resources, namely solar, biomass, biogas and hydro, through a balanced yet sustainable approach.

He said the push for the energy transition had become much stronger over the past few years.

Pilot study finds raw sewage able to produce Butanol, Ethanol

October 31, 2022

From bums to BMWs. A to Audi?

Dateline 2022-08-10, NST:

A pilot study conducted at the Cyberjaya Sewage Treatment Plant found that every 15 litres of raw sewage can produce 15 per cent butanol gas and 1.5 per cent ethanol.

Environment and Water Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the study conducted by Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) and local company EMB Business Sdn Bhd was in line with efforts towards a circular economy in exploring the potential of sewage waste as a source of renewable energy.

Malaysia to stop building coal plants from 2040

October 26, 2022

I guess my scale of bribery fees for this venture will be obsolete.

Dateline 2022-08-05, Vietnamplus:

The Malaysian government will stop building coal power plants starting in 2040, and shift its focus toward clean and renewable energy, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s department in charge of economy Mustapa Mohamed.

Speaking at a question and answer session of the Malaysian Parliament’s second meeting, Mustapa said the ongoing global energy crisis will accelerate the transition to cleaner energy, adding that Malaysia will improve its renewable energy capacity to fulfill the set targets.

A number of renewable energy sources identified for development include hydroelectricity, solar energy, biogas and biomass, he said, noting that battery energy storage technology will also be introduced to ensure quality and guaranteed power supply.

Bright outlook for Malaysian RE players

October 12, 2022

Dateline 2022-07-12, NST:

The prospects for renewable energy (RE) engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contractors are good as the government strives to achieve the target of RE generation capacity to comprise 31 per cent of total electricity generation capacity by 2025.

Affin Hwang Capital analyst Loong Chee Wei noted that the government planned to roll out large scale solar phase 5 (LSS5) and was studying the possibility of allowing virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Tap into huge potential of ‘mini’ power plants

August 3, 2022

Dateline 2022-05-30, FMT:

I say we go for Rolls Royce mini fusion (or fission) plants.

The government is aiming to achieve 40% renewable energy capacity by 2035 with a focus on green energy, including solar, hydro, and bio energy.

This aim, as outlined in the Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap (MyRER), is noble and progressive.

The reality is that while renewable energy is the buzzword for governments, NGOs, and climate change experts alike, it is not a new concept in Malaysia.

For many years, the government has supported efforts to increase renewable energy uptake in Malaysia.