Energy Efficiency Master Plan for Malaysia

MALAYSIA is in the final stages of formulating a National Energy Efficiency Master Plan, that is expected to have a major impact on the country.

Datuk Sri Peter Chin, Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, announced the news of the master plan, which is intended to be the catalyst for energy efficiency across the country.

The Minister revealed that several energy efficiency initiatives have been identified and outlined under this master plan. covering the industrial, building/commercial and domestic sectors.

Energy efficiency experts from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) have evaluated the master plan and are positive about it, and are, confident that the plan will improve the countries energy efficiency considerably.

The plan will also drive for more efficient and sustainable use and management of energy resources, based on models from the developed world.

Speaking in Kota Kinabalu at the opening of the State-level Forum on Energy Efficiency, Chin added that businesses and the populace need to realise the importance of energy efficiency technology and energy efficient equipment, which maybe more expensive, but leads to significant savings in energy and money.

Picture: Sutera Harbor Sunset, Kota Kinabalu by das farbamt

Friday 24th June 2011

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