Energy policy shifts towards sustainable energy future for Malaysia

Yatim, P. and Mamat, M.N. and Zailani, S. and Ramlee, S. (2016) Energy policy shifts towards sustainable energy future for Malaysia. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 18 (6). pp. 1685-1695. ISSN 1618-954X, DOI

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As a developing country, Malaysia’s prosperity and welfare depends heavily on having access to reliable and secure supplies of energy. As a result, the country’s future energy requirements have become a policy priority in recent years. Energy is essential for human life, and a secure and accessible supply of energy becomes important for the modern societies. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas are currently the world’s primary energy sources and continue to provide energy source to the world. These energy sources have depleted in reserves in recent years and they can also cause irreparably damage to the environment such as global warming and climate change. These environmental concerns can be addressed, to some extent, through more sustainable solutions such as the use of renewable energy resources. In Malaysia, the economic and environmental impacts of fossil fuels use have become hard to ignore. The government has introduced and implemented policy measures to address concerns surrounding the use of fossil fuels and to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use. In this paper, we review the historical evolution of Malaysian energy policies and initiatives designed to secure diverse energy sources and avoid over-reliance on fossil fuels. In recent years, Malaysia has been catching up with global call to shift to renewable energy use and is now putting a focus on renewable energy in its future energy mix. The paper also discusses challenges and concerns over the future of sustainable energy of the country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy policy; Palm biomass; Sustainable energy; Energy governance; Renewables
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 05:30
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 05:30

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