IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/rensus/v51y2015icp1477-1498.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

A vision on the opportunities, policies and coping strategies for the energy security and green energy development in Malaysia

Author

Listed:
  • Foo, K.Y.

Abstract

Energy security management remains a complex and fragmented interplay between the population growth, urbanization, economical development and the living environment. Today, green technology application has been the prime contributor and an indispensable factor to preserve the long term reliability of energy supply. This agenda has called for an integrated, adaptive, coordinated, environmentally-oriented and participatory approach to the protection of renewable resources. Malaysia, endowed with its rich natural resources and diversity recognizes the need to adopt a sound developmental framework to transform the country׳s energy management landscape into a high quality and excellent level. Parallel to this development, both government and non-governmental organizations continue to advocate national efforts to explore alternative energy, and improve the dynamic energy growth in a cost-effective manner. The plan espouses the establishment of ocean energy, geothermal power, hydropower, wind power, hydrogen fuel cell, nuclear energy, biodiesel and bioethanol processing industries. The impetus is accompanied by the integration of environmental protection rules and boosted by the implementation of new energy policies. The present work attempts to address the opportunities, dynamic pressure, and coping strategies of energy security, and green energy development in Malaysia. The present and future outlooks of renewable and non-renewable energy are elucidated. Besides, the research breakthroughs and joint co-operations for the promotion of green energy management are outlined.

Suggested Citation

  • Foo, K.Y., 2015. "A vision on the opportunities, policies and coping strategies for the energy security and green energy development in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 1477-1498.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:51:y:2015:i:c:p:1477-1498
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.041
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032115006887
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Volkmar Lauber & Lutz Mez, 2004. "Three Decades of Renewable Electricity Policies in Germany," Energy & Environment, , vol. 15(4), pages 599-623, July.
    2. Sulaiman, Fauziah & Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam Md., 1996. "Current status of energy utilization and future of renewable energy in Malaysia," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 1148-1151.
    3. Sumathi, S. & Chai, S.P. & Mohamed, A.R., 2008. "Utilization of oil palm as a source of renewable energy in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 12(9), pages 2404-2421, December.
    4. Saidur, R. & Abdelaziz, E.A. & Demirbas, A. & Hossain, M.S. & Mekhilef, S., 2011. "A review on biomass as a fuel for boilers," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 2262-2289, June.
    5. Zhao, Zhen-yu & Yan, Hong & Zuo, Jian & Tian, Yu-xi & Zillante, George, 2013. "A critical review of factors affecting the wind power generation industry in China," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 19(C), pages 499-508.
    6. Sabil, Khalik M. & Aziz, Muafah A. & Lal, Bhajan & Uemura, Yoshimitsu, 2013. "Synthetic indicator on the severity of torrefaction of oil palm biomass residues through mass loss measurement," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 111(C), pages 821-826.
    7. Chua, Shing Chyi & Oh, Tick Hui, 2010. "Review on Malaysia's national energy developments: Key policies, agencies, programmes and international involvements," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(9), pages 2916-2925, December.
    8. Ali, Rosnazri & Daut, Ismail & Taib, Soib, 2012. "A review on existing and future energy sources for electrical power generation in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(6), pages 4047-4055.
    9. Malik, Sidra Nisar & Sukhera, Osama Rafiq, 2012. "Management of natural gas resources and search for alternative renewable energy resources: A case study of Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 1282-1290.
    10. Zhou, Adrian & Thomson, Elspeth, 2009. "The development of biofuels in Asia," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 86(Supplemen), pages 11-20, November.
    11. Chua, Shing Chyi & Oh, Tick Hui, 2011. "Green progress and prospect in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(6), pages 2850-2861, August.
    12. Kathirvale, Sivapalan & Muhd Yunus, Muhd Noor & Sopian, Kamaruzzaman & Samsuddin, Abdul Halim, 2004. "Energy potential from municipal solid waste in Malaysia," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 559-567.
    13. Bahrami, Mohsen & Abbaszadeh, Payam, 2013. "An overview of renewable energies in Iran," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 198-208.
    14. Shi, Yan & Ge, Ying & Chang, Jie & Shao, Hongbo & Tang, Yuli, 2013. "Garden waste biomass for renewable and sustainable energy production in China: Potential, challenges and development," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 432-437.
    15. Mondol, Jayanta Deb & Koumpetsos, Nikos, 2013. "Overview of challenges, prospects, environmental impacts and policies for renewable energy and sustainable development in Greece," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 431-442.
    16. Rahman Mohamed, Abdul & Lee, Keat Teong, 2006. "Energy for sustainable development in Malaysia: Energy policy and alternative energy," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(15), pages 2388-2397, October.
    17. Meng, Xin & Yang, Jianming & Xu, Xin & Zhang, Lei & Nie, Qingjuan & Xian, Mo, 2009. "Biodiesel production from oleaginous microorganisms," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 1-5.
    18. Abd Kadir, Sharifah Aishah Syed & Yin, Chun-Yang & Rosli Sulaiman, Muhamad & Chen, Xi & El-Harbawi, Mohanad, 2013. "Incineration of municipal solid waste in Malaysia: Salient issues, policies and waste-to-energy initiatives," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 181-186.
    19. Selvakkumaran, Sujeetha & Limmeechokchai, Bundit, 2013. "Energy security and co-benefits of energy efficiency improvement in three Asian countries," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 20(C), pages 491-503.
    20. Sovacool, Benjamin K. & Mukherjee, Ishani & Drupady, Ira Martina & D’Agostino, Anthony L., 2011. "Evaluating energy security performance from 1990 to 2010 for eighteen countries," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(10), pages 5846-5853.
    21. Foo, K.Y. & Hameed, B.H., 2009. "Utilization of biodiesel waste as a renewable resource for activated carbon: Application to environmental problems," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 13(9), pages 2495-2504, December.
    22. Johari, Anwar & Ahmed, Saeed Isa & Hashim, Haslenda & Alkali, Habib & Ramli, Mat, 2012. "Economic and environmental benefits of landfill gas from municipal solid waste in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(5), pages 2907-2912.
    23. Sovacool, Benjamin K., 2013. "Assessing energy security performance in the Asia Pacific, 1990–2010," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 17(C), pages 228-247.
    24. Ong, H.C. & Mahlia, T.M.I. & Masjuki, H.H., 2011. "A review on energy scenario and sustainable energy in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 639-647, January.
    25. Saidur, R. & Islam, M.R. & Rahim, N.A. & Solangi, K.H., 2010. "A review on global wind energy policy," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(7), pages 1744-1762, September.
    26. Melikoglu, Mehmet, 2013. "Hydropower in Turkey: Analysis in the view of Vision 2023," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 503-510.
    27. Oh, Tick Hui & Pang, Shen Yee & Chua, Shing Chyi, 2010. "Energy policy and alternative energy in Malaysia: Issues and challenges for sustainable growth," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 1241-1252, May.
    28. Chong, Heap-Yih & Lam, Wei-Haur, 2013. "Ocean renewable energy in Malaysia: The potential of the Straits of Malacca," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 169-178.
    29. Zamzam Jaafar, Mohd. & Kheng, Wong Hwee & Kamaruddin, Norhayati, 2003. "Greener energy solutions for a sustainable future: issues and challenges for Malaysia," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(11), pages 1061-1072, September.
    30. Sovacool, Benjamin K., 2013. "An international assessment of energy security performance," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 148-158.
    31. Lau, Lee Chung & Tan, Kok Tat & Lee, Keat Teong & Mohamed, Abdul Rahman, 2009. "A comparative study on the energy policies in Japan and Malaysia in fulfilling their nations' obligations towards the Kyoto Protocol," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 4771-4778, November.
    32. Shafie, S.M. & Mahlia, T.M.I. & Masjuki, H.H. & Andriyana, A., 2011. "Current energy usage and sustainable energy in Malaysia: A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(9), pages 4370-4377.
    33. Shuit, S.H. & Tan, K.T. & Lee, K.T. & Kamaruddin, A.H., 2009. "Oil palm biomass as a sustainable energy source: A Malaysian case study," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 34(9), pages 1225-1235.
    34. Cabalu, Helen, 2010. "Indicators of security of natural gas supply in Asia," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 218-225, January.
    35. Mofijur, M. & Masjuki, H.H. & Kalam, M.A. & Hazrat, M.A. & Liaquat, A.M. & Shahabuddin, M. & Varman, M., 2012. "Prospects of biodiesel from Jatropha in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(7), pages 5007-5020.
    36. Rahim, Khalid Abdul & Liwan, Audrey, 2012. "Oil and gas trends and implications in Malaysia," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 262-271.
    37. Mekhilef, S. & Saidur, R. & Safari, A. & Mustaffa, W.E.S.B., 2011. "Biomass energy in Malaysia: Current state and prospects," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(7), pages 3360-3370, September.
    38. Oh, Tick Hui & Chua, Shing Chyi, 2010. "Energy efficiency and carbon trading potential in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(7), pages 2095-2103, September.
    39. Hosseini, Seyed Ehsan & Wahid, Mazlan Abdul, 2012. "Necessity of biodiesel utilization as a source of renewable energy in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(8), pages 5732-5740.
    40. Saidur, R. & Mekhilef, S., 2010. "Energy use, energy savings and emission analysis in the Malaysian rubber producing industries," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 87(8), pages 2746-2758, August.
    41. Jayed, M.H. & Masjuki, H.H. & Kalam, M.A. & Mahlia, T.M.I. & Husnawan, M. & Liaquat, A.M., 2011. "Prospects of dedicated biodiesel engine vehicles in Malaysia and Indonesia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 220-235, January.
    42. Orhan, Mehmet F. & Dincer, Ibrahim & Rosen, Marc A. & Kanoglu, Mehmet, 2012. "Integrated hydrogen production options based on renewable and nuclear energy sources," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(8), pages 6059-6082.
    43. Tye, Ying Ying & Lee, Keat Teong & Wan Abdullah, Wan Nadiah & Leh, Cheu Peng, 2011. "Second-generation bioethanol as a sustainable energy source in Malaysia transportation sector: Status, potential and future prospects," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(9), pages 4521-4536.
    44. Karakosta, Charikleia & Pappas, Charalampos & Marinakis, Vangelis & Psarras, John, 2013. "Renewable energy and nuclear power towards sustainable development: Characteristics and prospects," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 187-197.
    45. Chaubey, Rashmi & Sahu, Satanand & James, Olusola O. & Maity, Sudip, 2013. "A review on development of industrial processes and emerging techniques for production of hydrogen from renewable and sustainable sources," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 443-462.
    46. Lim, Steven & Teong, Lee Keat, 2010. "Recent trends, opportunities and challenges of biodiesel in Malaysia: An overview," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 938-954, April.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Abdeshahian, Peyman & Lim, Jeng Shiun & Ho, Wai Shin & Hashim, Haslenda & Lee, Chew Tin, 2016. "Potential of biogas production from farm animal waste in Malaysia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 714-723.
    2. repec:eee:rensus:v:75:y:2017:i:c:p:1392-1403 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. repec:eee:rensus:v:90:y:2018:i:c:p:391-401 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Sun, Wei & Xu, Yanfeng, 2016. "Financial security evaluation of the electric power industry in China based on a back propagation neural network optimized by genetic algorithm," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 366-379.
    5. repec:eee:eneeco:v:72:y:2018:i:c:p:47-61 is not listed on IDEAS

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:51:y:2015:i:c:p:1477-1498. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu). General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600126/description#description .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.