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.


On track to meet renewable energy target

August 12, 2019

This is a leter to the paper::

Dateline 2019-06-28, The Star:

REFERRING to the report “Jomo: Lack of political commitment for RE (renewable energy) agenda in Malaysia” (TheStarOnline, June 25; https://bit.ly/2YoHHYx), there is actually no issue of political will by the Pakatan Harapan government in setting the right tone via policies to promote the uptake of renewable energy.

The government is committed to fulfilling its promise in the Pakatan manifesto to increase the installed capacity of renewable energy (excluding large hydro schemes) from 2% in 2018 to 20% by the year 2025. It must be noted that this target is significantly higher than the one set by the previous administration (13% by 2030)



MGA advocates natural gas as a perfect partner to renewables

April 27, 2019

Dateline 2019-03-15, Bornoe Post:

With the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change’s (MESTECC) recent focus on expanding the contribution of renewables sources to the power sector, the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) strongly advocates the increasingly important role that natural gas plays globally in transitioning to a sustainable energy mix and how Malaysia can emulate this to ensure the nation’s energy sustainability.

With MESTECC’s 2019 Initiatives striving to achieve 20 per cent renewable energy capacity mix and eight per cent savings through energy efficiency by 2025, the inherent properties of natural gas as the cleanest burning fossil fuel, makes it the perfect partner to achieve these targets.


‘Petronas exploring new energy avenues’

November 13, 2017

Does this affect the spirit of amanah PETRONAS is given in the Petroleum Development Act 1974?

Dateline 2017-09-26, NST:

PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is considering venturing into renewable energy (RE) to stay relevant in the global energy industry, said president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

Petronas could venture into solar, wind or other new energy sources, Wan Zulkiflee said, adding that the matter was in the evaluation stage.

“We are evaluating on what type of new energies are suitable for us and where we can make money. It is not a matter of just being involved in RE, or for the sake of following others who are already involved.

 


Petrosains’ ‘little plans for the big planet’

November 7, 2017

Support the movement to get PETRONAS into renewal energy sources, and inventing a perpetual motion machine at the same time.

Dateline 2017-09-17, NST:

THE sustainable lifestyle movement stems from the actions of the public and requires continuous advocacy by the scientific and education communities.

In championing and encouraging a sustainable lifestyle in Malaysia, the Petrosains Science Festival Kuala Lumpur is back for the fourth year since its inception in 2013 with the theme “Sustainable Living” and tagline “Little Plans for the Big Planet”.

Petrosains Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim said science, like music, was a part of culture and had vast applications in life, especially in protecting the Earth, which would be inherited by the younger generations.