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New govt policies to boost affordable solar energy: Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The government intends to provide sustainable, reliable and affordable solar energy for Malaysians through new policies beginning Jan 1, 2019, such as the New Net Energy Metering (NEM) Scheme and Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE), says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. “I hope our solar players […]

Malaysia to fully implement new biodiesel programme from Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Malaysia on Monday said it will start to phase in a higher biodiesel mandate from next month, with the new rule coming into full force from February in an effort to bolster the palm oil industry. The so-called B10 biodiesel programme, which will raise the minimum bio-content that local […]

WTE incinerators to go on, construction under build and operate scheme

The government is identifying sites to build at least one waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerator in every state within the next two years and the construction contract of the facilities will be done through open tenders. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (picture) said each WTE plant’s land plot will take into account the capacity and […]

Luxury condominium in Melaka first to have solar panels

ECO-FRIENDLY solar panels is set to reduce electricity bills for buyers of the Admiral Residences condominium project in Melaka. Developer Tanjung Ratna Sdn Bhd and Solar Engineering firm I2 Energy Sdn Bhd signed an agreement to install solar panels at its premier residential condominium project that is currently under construction. Once completed, Admiral Residences will […]

Sapura Energy’s NZ venture to spur cutting-edge collaborations

Oil & gas giant sees technical gains from New Zealand project KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – November 26, 2018 – Sapura Energy Bhd’s foray into New Zealand earlier this year could be the catalyst, not just for economic growth for the country, but also significant technical collaboration involving Sapura Energy, one of the biggest integrated oil […]

Malaysian minister sets Parliament record for fastest ministerial replies

KUALA LUMPUR – Yeo Bee Yin  set a record in Parliament for the fastest ministerial replies. The Minister of Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment took nine minutes to reply to questions raised by Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) and Steven Choong Shiau Yoon (PH-Tebrau) on electricity tariffs imposed on […]

Ministry to study proposal to standardise electricity tariffs for school and Govt buildings

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 21): The Government will study proposals to standardise the electricity tariffs for school and Government buildings, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. She said electricity rates were now determined every three years, with the rates in Peninsular Malaysia using the Incentive-Based Regulation (IBR) mechanism. She said […]

Good ecosystem crucial to complement electric car initiative : MAA

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 21): The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) hopes the government will give more focus on developing an environmentally-friendly ecosystem for electric car vehicles, which is one of the focal points of the automotive industry moving forward. President Datuk Aishah Ahmad said among the necessities in the ecosystem that should be built to complement […]

Malaysia to tender 500MW of solar projects in January 2019

The projects, worth $477m, are an addition to the projects that will produce 958MW by 2020. Malaysia will tender $477m of solar projects with a capacity of 500MW through its Large Scale Solar (LSS) Programme 3 in January 2019. Minister Yeo Bee Yin shared that the projects are part of the ongoing LSS projects that […]

Amid oil price scare, minister says Malaysia not too dependent on crude revenue

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 — Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng insisted today that Putrajaya’s finances will not be affected if oil prices drop. This comes amid concerns over the commodity’s near-term prospects as uncertainties dog the global economic outlook for next year. Oil accounts for up to 14 per cent of next year’s Budget […]