Up to RM400 rebate available for purchase of energy-efficient appliances, says Nik Nazmi

KUALA LUMPUR: The public can obtain a rebate of up to RM400 when purchasing energy-efficient appliances, says Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

The Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister said the rebate can be used to purchase energy-efficient air conditioners and refrigerators with four- or five-star labels issued by the Energy Commission starting from Sunday (Dec 10).

He added that RM50mil had been allocated through the Electricity Supplies Industry Trust Account to implement the programme.

"We have the intention to raise energy efficiency and (achieve) net-zero carbon emissions. So the use of more energy-efficient equipment or gadgets is vital to achieve that target," he said.

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In a statement issued by the ministry, Malaysians who are domestic electricity account owners registered with utility companies can enjoy the SAVE 4.0 rebate, which is limited to one account for every purchase of an air conditioner and refrigerator.

Consumers can apply and obtain the rebate by bringing an updated electricity bill when making a physical purchase at any electrical shop or shopping mall registered with the programme or apply for a rebate for online purchases on accredited ecommerce platforms.

The rebates will continue until the RM50mil allocation is used up and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Further information on the SAVE 4.0 programme can be obtained at the following website www.saveenergy.gov.my or at the microsite of participating e-commerce platforms. – Bernama

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