BY: Michelle Liew
The government is taking proactive steps in addressing global energy issues that could be triggered by conflicts between major supplier countries in the future.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission, Abdul Razib Dawood, efforts to strengthen the development of renewable energy are in full swing as dependence on fossil energy begins to be reduced.
He said strategies have been formulated and some have already begun to be implemented, as well as some plans are ready to be launched according to schedule.
“First, the renewable energy target is raised to 31 percent in 2025 compared to now (at the level of) 12 percent, and in 2035 we will further raise the renewable energy target to 40 percent.
“A policy has also been announced by the Prime Minister, which is that there will be no more construction of coal -fired power plants in Malaysia,” said Abdul Razib.
As one of the countries that signed COP 21 of the Paris Agreement for the electricity sector, Malaysia will adhere to a 45 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and target up to 60 per cent by 2035.
Also compiled, the move towards zero clean greenhouse gases by 2050, demonstrates the government’s commitment to reducing the use of fossil fuels in energy production in the country.
Can be seen on the solar panels installed in several locations, we also have biomass and biogas, ‘waste-to energy’ (WTE), mini hydroelectric systems, small and even large.
“We have also started the ‘Feed-In Tariff’(FIT) when we impose tariffs on solar panels on roofs starting 2011 again. So, this program continues with additions,” he added.