Sabah needs to play part to realise renewable energy target

January 24, 2023

What is the purpose of that rope in the photo? To pull renewables up the slope?

Dateline 2022-10-23, Daily Express:

SABAH needs to play its part to realise the Federal Government’s target of having renewable energy as 20 per cent of the nation’s power generation mix by 2023.As demand for electricity grows in Sabah, geothermal power has the aptitude to be a clean, steady and local option for electricity generation.At  Sabah’s Apas Kiri Geothermal field  the exploration results offer good  evidence for an exploitable geothermal resource of about 14sq km area size and with temperature about  200ºC and with about 85MWe of resource capacity at a P50 level of probability.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) stated that geothermal resources are thermal energy that is stored as heat in the rocks of the Earth’s crust and interior. 


Sustainability among key themes at largest regional O&G conference as industry prepares for energy transition

October 19, 2022

Dateline 2022-07-21, The Edge:

Sustainability, growth and future aspirations of the oil and gas (O&G) industry are expected to be the dominant themes this year when energy professionals from across the globe gather here for Southeast Asia’s largest merged O&G conference — the Oil & Gas Asia (OGA) X Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Exhibition and Conference (MOGSEC) 2022 — and the inaugural Petrochemicals Sustainability Conference (PSC) 2022, which will be held together from Sept 13-15 this year.

Announced on Thursday, the OGA X MOGSEC, together with the PSC 2022, is an all-inclusive event championed by three parties — The Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council (MOGSC) , the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) and Informa Markets Malaysia — to further reinforce Malaysia as the region’s O&G, energy and petrochemicals hub.


Malaysia’s Petronas sees CCS cost as challenge

March 4, 2022

Dateline 2021-12-21, Argus Media:

Malaysian state-owned Petronas’ goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050mirrors that of its home country and includes hydrogen as a crucial step.

The firm will focus on blue over green hydrogen at first, targeting exports to existing LNG customers in Japan and South Korea. But the cost of CCS is challenging for domestic projects. “If you look at [the] Middle East or Australia, their carbon capture is all onshore, so the cost of doing it is much cheaper theoretically. But because ours is all offshore… you get into all the complexities of operating offshore,” Petronas’ hydrogen business head, Adlan Ahmad, says.


‘Biomass to energy’ can help Malaysia meet green energy goals, says MIGHT

September 25, 2021

Dateline 2021-09-01, The Edge:

Malaysia’s new energy transition agenda through “biomass to energy” (BTE) is expected to be of help in the country’s supply of green energy for future use, according to the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). 


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.


Call for Malaysia to liberalise solar power industry

July 27, 2021

Dateline XXX, The Star:

THE atmosphere in Malaysia’s once-boring solar power industry has completely changed in recent years.

Between 2014 and 2019, solar is the only renewable energy (RE) source that has grown by a whopping 432% in installed capacity.

The soaring appetite for solar power was thanks to conducive government policies such as tax incentives, apart from cheaper photovoltaic systems, that encouraged solar energy adoption across the commercial and residential sectors.

The growth is further strengthened by the entry of non-power producers into the industry and the growing need for companies to boost their environmental, social and governance (ESG) profiles.


B20 biodiesel available throughout Malaysia by next June

October 14, 2020

Dateline 2020-09-10, The Malaysian Reserve:

THE national B20 biodiesel programme for the transportation sector — which was initially postponed at the beginning of the Movement Control Order in March — has recommenced to expedite the uptake of the local consumption of biodiesel.

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali (picture) said the programme is expected to see petrol stations in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia retailing the green fuel beginning Jan 1 and June 15, 2021, respectively.

He said the B20 biodiesel is already available in Sarawak starting Sept 1.


Malaysia needs RM33bil investment to hit renewable energy target

November 9, 2019

translation: 1MDB scandal, among its other shortcomings, is promoting global warming.

Dateline 2019-09-13, NST:

Malaysia needs investments totalling RM33 billion in order to achieve its target of 20 per cent electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) sources by 2025, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

She said the investments would be contributed by the government, public-private partnerships and private financing.

“The Securities Commission has already done a six-month study on green financing; it had formed the financing taskforce (for this purpose). It gave a report on 21 action items to facilitate the RM33 billion investment in RE and the government will look at all the action items and implement them accordingly,” she told reporters after officiating the inaugural 5-In-1 Power and Energy Asia Series exhibition here today.


Putrajaya researching plastic trash-for-fuel tech

September 6, 2019

Dateline 2019-07-27, Open Gov:

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking to tap the mountains of plastic trash in the country as an alternative fuel and source for producing cement, it was recently reported.

The minister stated that the technology known as processed engineered fuel (PEF) could help the government cut down the illegal plastic garbage pile nationwide, adding that, currently, there is only one known company in the country using PEF.

An industry leader in the manufacture and supply of alternative fuel to the cement industry in Chemor has been using local plastic waste and imported dry materials such as plastic, papers, clothes and wood to process into PEF.


Petronas explores renewable energy market

August 25, 2019

When will PETRONAS divest its hydrocarbon assets?

Dateline 2019-07-10, FMT:

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has taken steps to explore new growth areas beyond the conventional oil and gas sectors, says president and group CEO Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

Wan Zulkiflee said against the backdrop of demand for more sustainable energy sources, Petronas is considering viable investments in renewable energy, namely in solar, wind and biomass projects on a commercial scale.

“To cater to the growing energy demand, the company has embarked on numerous energy investments anchored to its three-pronged strategy to develop an energy mix that effectively balances the energy trilemma of security, affordability and sustainability of energy supply,” he said at the World Economic Forum’s roundtable discussion on Malaysia’s energy landscape today.