Issues and challenges of renewable energy development: A Malaysian experience

Siti Indati Mustapa @ Jaafar, Leong Yow Peng, Amir Hisham Hashim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

36 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

As we are facing energy resource shortages around the world, there is an urgent need to develop a more sustainable energy system to cater for growth. The use of renewable energy (RE) sources is one of the feasible options. Malaysia is amply endowed with RE sources and is environment-friendly in nature. However the RE capacities are grossly under-utilized, particularly from biomass and solar energy. The Malaysian Government recognizes the potential of RE as an alternative to ensure the sustainability of energy resources. Thus, the green technology policy was launched to promote the utilization of low carbon energy and technology of which RE has been identified as the promising green energy option. In addition to current RE incentives, concerted efforts are underway to embark on programs to promote the green technology market in Malaysia. This paper will identify the key issues and challenges of RE development in Malaysia and explore the merits of establishing Green Technology Policy in order to adopt a green economy for sustainable future in Malaysia. This paper will look in detail at the barriers of RE proliferation, broad strategies and action plans which will be a catalyst for RE penetration in power generation in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Strategies, ESD 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 02 Jun 201004 Jun 2010

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period02/06/1004/06/10

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Cite this

Mustapa @ Jaafar, S. I., Peng, L. Y., & Hashim, A. H. (2010). Issues and challenges of renewable energy development: A Malaysian experience. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development: Issues and Strategies, ESD 2010 [5598779]