Is the march to a greener energy mix doable?
Emmanuel Samarathisa | 22 Nov 2019 00:30
She believes it is possible. That Malaysia, a country heavily dependent on fossil fuel, could witness a greater use of renewable energy (RE) in a few years’ time.
Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin says some of her ministry’s policies have already seen an “encouraging uptake.” The icing on this “green” cake: greater participation from the private sector.
“Eventually the government needs to provide enough policies so that there is room for private financing. The main component is to have a government frame- work where we bridge our goals with that of the private sector. We are not going to do this with taxpayers’ money and pay companies just to go green,” she tells FocusM.
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