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Energy policy and alternative energy in Malaysia: Issues and challenges for sustainable growth – An update

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  • Oh, Tick Hui
  • Hasanuzzaman, Md
  • Selvaraj, Jeyraj
  • Teo, Siew Chein
  • Chua, Shing Chyi

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This article serves as an update to the manuscript with the same title published back in 2010. Since then, Malaysia has seen some major changes in its energy and electricity generation scene. The country is now in the 11th Malaysian Plan (11MP) and its final thrust towards the high-income status targeted by 2020. Keeping to the scope in addressing the country's energy security and sustainability through non-renewable and renewable energy (RE), this article shall update on the existing and new significant energy-related events that have taken place and how they have affected the energy landscape of the country. In addition to that, the important role of the various energy efficiency (EE) and conservation practices set in place to ensure sustainable demand growth is also highlighted. The removal of fuel subsidy by the Malaysian government in 2014, although as unpopular as it may seem, was necessary as part of its energy reform to implement a more common energy regulatory framework involving all relevant agencies to safeguard a secured and sustainable energy future is also covered here. Lastly, latest development and issues surrounding the nuclear dream that the government is currently pursuing will also be discussed.

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  • Oh, Tick Hui & Hasanuzzaman, Md & Selvaraj, Jeyraj & Teo, Siew Chein & Chua, Shing Chyi, 2018. "Energy policy and alternative energy in Malaysia: Issues and challenges for sustainable growth – An update," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 81(P2), pages 3021-3031.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:81:y:2018:i:p2:p:3021-3031
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.112
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