SAFER, SE­CURE

New Straits Times - - Letters -

RE­NEW­ABLE en­ergy is an ubiq­ui­tous en­ergy source pro­duced nat­u­rally in a short pe­riod of time.

It is ob­tained, di­rectly or in­di­rectly, from sources such as the sun or the move­ment of other nat­u­ral re­sources and en­vi­ron­men­tal mech­a­nisms. It ex­cludes en­ergy sources ob­tained from fos­sil fu­els, as well as waste prod­ucts from fos­sil sources or in­or­ganic sources.

As stip­u­lated in the 2017 Bud­get, the fo­cus of the En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy and Wa­ter Min­istry is to grow green de­vel­op­ment un­der the 11th Malaysia Plan.

Re­new­able en­ergy prospects in our coun­try are high. High wind ve­loc­ity, 12 hours of sun­light a day and an elon­gated coastal strip al­low this coun­try to de­velop re­new­able en­ergy sources.

Re­new­able en­ergy can boost the coun­try’s econ­omy. It is an en­ergy sec­tor that does not need to rely on the world mar­ket.

Re­new­able en­ergy also guar­an­tees en­ergy se­cu­rity as it can re­duce de­pen­dency on im­ported

THURS­DAY, MAY 18, 2017

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