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Published: Friday November 30, 2012 MYT 12:58:00 PM
Updated: Friday November 30, 2012 MYT 2:45:09 PM

Chin: Switching to LED bulbs can save government RM800mil annually

Peter Chin: 'Switching to LED bulbs could save the Government at least RM800mil' Peter Chin: 'Switching to LED bulbs could save the Government at least RM800mil'

PUTRAJAYA: Switching to energy-saving light bulbs could just be the remedy for the Government's massive annual electricity bill.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui said his officers are currently working on a plan to convert all light bulbs in Government buildings to energy-saving bulbs.

“The Government spends RM2.7bil a year on energy costs, and this does not include the electricity bill for statutory bodies.

“If we were to convert all the light bulbs to LED (light emitting diode) bulbs, we estimate that the Government can save at least RM800mil across the board,” he said at a press conference after his ministry's monthly meeting here.

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