Green efforts for a better Malaysia


THE Energy and Natural Resources Ministry announced the winners of the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020.

NEA is an annual recognition to acknowledge outstanding achievements and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy agenda.

The awards were inaugurated in 2018 as part of the ministry’s initiatives to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Malaysia.

The participants of NEA 2020 comprised organisations that have transformed their operations or buildings to become more energy efficient or those that have successfully implemented renewable energy systems to reduce their carbon footprint.

The ministry remains committed to honouring Malaysia’s pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emission and believes that support from industry players in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency is pivotal to achieve the country’s commitment.

Thirty of the 110 participants were selected as winners of NEA 2020 which comprised three categories –- energy efficiency, renewable energy and special awards.

Winners of the energy efficiency and renewable energy categories represented Malaysia at the Asean Energy Awards 2020.

“The winners have all done a great job in furthering the country’s progress towards a more sustainable future, ” said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.

“I hope they will share their best practices with other organisations so that they may also develop sustainable practices and further expand the benefits of efficient energy management.”

Three special awards for Institute of Higher Education, Sustainable Energy Financing and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) were also introduced in this edition of the awards to encourage private and public universities to undertake renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in campuses, to recognise the support from financial institutions in financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects as well as to promote EPC in Malaysia.

“The growing number of sectors participating in the awards is a good sign that more industry players are embracing the best practices set out by sustainable energy champions in the country, ” said Shamsul Anuar.

Ultimately, the objective of the NEA is to encourage companies and institutions in Malaysia to reduce their carbon footprint by minimising dependence on fossil-fuel generated electricity.

The gains of such initiative extend beyond promising a cleaner and greener future.

It carries the added benefit of increasing the country’s GDP through new sources of growth from the adoption of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency practices.

For the full list of winners, visit www.nationalenergyaward.com.my

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