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‘Grid of the future’ to determine energy transition

KUALA LUMPUR (June 6): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will continue to give priority to investing in modernising the national grid to become the “grid of the future”, a smart grid that remains dependable, resilient to disruption, smart with digital technology, and flexible in meeting the nation’s energy transition needs.

‘Ocean waves an alternative source of power’

KUALA LUMPUR: Ocean waves can be one of the mechanisms to create renewable energy besides using the solar photovoltaic (PV) panel. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu school of ocean engineering Associate Professor Dr Mohd Zamri Ibrahim said the initiative by the government to use solar PV panels to create renewable energy and promote energy efficiency was a […]

‘We attack,’ Indonesia declares in joint bid with Malaysia to shield palm oil

JAKARTA — Palm oil giants Indonesia and Malaysia are teaming up to fight what they call a smear campaign targeted at the commodity. The move sets the stage for what activists say will be a costly PR war that takes the focus away from efforts to clean up the industry.

#TECH: Passion for climate change sparked smart energy consumption solution for buildings

BUILDINGS consume a lot of energy from the use of air-conditioners, lights and other equipment. Can these be controlled and managed for better energy consumption? This was on Saikrishnan Ranganathan’s mind when he and his business partner, Max Pagel, decided to set up SensorFlow, an energy management and smart home automation start-up. THE BEGINNING The […]

#TECH: Reduce congestion and carbon footprint with Ryde

The Ryde app will reduce congestion and carbon footprint, writes Nur Zarina Othman DO you know that in 2018, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for Malaysia were 257,840 kt (kilotonnes)? Based on data published by Knoema, an integrated global data platform, Malaysia records high CO2 emissions, with an increase from 113,853.4 kt in 1999 to 257,840 […]

12th Malaysia Plan: What you need to know about the 2050 carbon neutral goal and other green measures

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Monday (Sep 27) tabled the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in parliament, with a pledge for Malaysia to “become a carbon neutral country by 2050 at the earliest” listed alongside other measures to accelerate green growth.

2 Japanese firms want to convert oil palm waste to energy

KOTA KINABALU: Two Japanese firms, with interest in renewable biomass energy, are expected to invest close to RM300 million in Sabah’s Lahad Datu Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC). One of the firms is expected to sign the lease agreement with POIC on Dec 3 in Tokyo. The other, F Bit Communications Corporation, will do the […]

3,000 charging stations for EVs by end 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: About 3,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will be set up by the end of next year nationwide to cater for the rising interest in EVs. BMW Group head of product management Dr Alexander Kotouc said BMW Malaysia aims to leverage on plans by Green Technology Malaysia Corporation (Green Technology) and Tenaga […]

3rd undersea cable to power Langkawi this month, says TNB

KUALA LUMPUR: A 26.5km submarine power cable from Kuala Perlis to Teluk Apau in Langkawi is 98% completed and is set to begin operations this month, says Tenaga Nasional Bhd. The national electricity supply company said the cable would provide enhanced stability and efficiency in electricity supply.

40 per cent of Malaysia’s energy supply will be renewable by 2035

KOTA KINABALU: The government aims to increase green energy or Renewable Energy (RE) generation to 18,000 megawatts (MW) by 2035 compared to 8,700 MW currently.