Private sector can drive Malaysia’s green goals

From left: Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd Senior Associate Director, Equity Research Loong Chee Wei; Energy Commission chairman Mohammed Rashdan Mohd Yusof; and Solarvest Holdings Bhd chief strategy officer Leon Liew Chee Ing.

FROM the need of having billions of ringgit to upgrade the country’s electricity grid to the overwhelming response to the latest 800-megawatt (MW) allocation for virtual power purchase agreements, Energy Commission (EC) chairman Mohammed Rashdan Mohd Yusof recently held court at a conference in the city.

Speaking to a public audience for the first time since assuming his role as the EC’s chairman in February, Mohd Rashdan addressed multiple issues in Malaysia’s renewable energy (RE) journey, and was seemingly well-versed on the complex issues related to energy generation and the process of its ‘greening’.

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