Govt to increase grants, subsidies for renewable energy, says PM

December 5, 2022

Hookup your treadmill to a generator, and make bank!

Dateline 2022-09-15, FMT:

The government will increase existing promotional grants and subsidies for the commercialisation of renewable energy, says Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said this was to encourage the use of renewable energy to help the country achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“The government will work with relevant parties to solve technical and cost-related challenges to advance the renewable energy industry,” he said during his speech at the launch of Gentari.

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%.

Insight – Crossing the great decarbonisation river

February 19, 2022

Dateline 2021-12-24, The Star:

IN September 2021, at the unveiling of the 12th Malaysia Plan, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced Malaysia’s commitment to become carbon neutral as early as 2050. To substantially decarbonise the Malaysian economy, the power sector has a crucial role to play.

In Malaysia, natural gas and coal contribute to more than 80% of the power generation mix.

The government targets renewable energy (RE) to constitute 31% of installed power generation capacity in 2025 and 40% in 2035.

Ismail Sabri: No more quarantine for Malaysian oil rig workers, requirement stands for foreigners

September 22, 2020

For the historical record. Though things have changed.

Deadline 2020-08-25, The Star:

Malaysians oil and gas workers are no longer required to undergo mandatory quarantine when signing on or off from offshore platforms, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“Malaysians only need to take swab tests before they sign-on to the platforms and do not need to be quarantined. When they are supposed to return onshore, they do not need to be quarantined and can return to their hometowns after being screened,” the Senior Minister (Security) said at a press conference here, Tuesday (Aug 25).

Foreigners, however, are still required to take the swab test and undergo 14 days’ quarantine.