Selangor’s Government ‘will Use’ only Electric Cars

Selangor’s Government ‘will Use’ only Electric Cars

Malaysia needs to reduce its carbon footprint and the Selangor government wants to lead by example in doing so. The government has announced that it will replace its current fleet of vehicles with electric cars. New charging stations will also be installed, in addition to the 88 already in operation…

Here come Transparent Solar Panels

Here come Transparent Solar Panels

Solar power is a truly great power source. It’s cheap, green, highly efficient and inexhaustible. But it isn’t without some drawbacks. For one thing, solar panels tend to be bulky and unsightly, occupying plenty of space. But they no longer have to be. Ladies and gentlemen (drum roll please!), here…

Recharging Malaysia’s EV Plans

Recharging Malaysia’s EV Plans

Many people remain wary of transitioning to electric cars for a variety of reasons. One reason is that electric vehicles still tend to cost considerably more than comparable models with internal combustion engines. Another reason is so-called range anxiety. Namely: people are concerned that on longer drives their car batteries…

Plenty more Green Tech Jobs are on the Horizon

Plenty more Green Tech Jobs are on the Horizon

Come 2030, there will be 200,000 jobs in all in Malaysia’s green technology sector. An ambitious goal, yes. A worthy one too. To make it happen, the government will invest RM180 billion as part of its Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP). “The GTMP lays the foundation for a holistic shift…

Government unveils ambitious Green Tech Master Plan

Government unveils ambitious Green Tech Master Plan

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to celebrate. Or at least it’s time to be cautiously optimistic. The reason: Malaysia’s government has just unveiled an ambitious strategic plan to create a resource-efficient economy with significantly lower carbon emissions. The announcement of this grand plan, dubbed the Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP),…

Making Cities Cleaner and Greener

Making Cities Cleaner and Greener

Already more than half of the world’s population (54%) lives in towns and cities. That number, according to the UN, could well swell to two-thirds, or 66%, by 2050 when another 2.5 billion people will have been added to urban populations around the planet. The question, though, is just what…

Singapore adopts Electric Car-Sharing

Singapore adopts Electric Car-Sharing

Malaysian cities are chockfull of cars. They cause plenty of traffic congestion and, worse, pollute the air. The country has one of the world’s highest per capita rates of car ownership and weaning citizens off the habit of driving around might be a Sisyphean task. So what’s the solution? One…

Water Evaporation could be Used to Generate Electricity

Water Evaporation could be Used to Generate Electricity

Clean energy is all around us in various untapped forms. It’s just a matter of finding out how to tap those untapped sources of green energy. Take this development: lakes and reservoirs in the United States could generate 325 gigawatts of power, which would account for 70% of the country’s…

Making Solar Panels Greener. Literally

Making Solar Panels Greener. Literally

Solar panels are mainstays of renewable energy and for good reason. By converting the sun’s rays into energy, they can serve as a clean and green source of inexhaustible power. There’s a bit of a problem, though: solar panels tend to be unsightly. They hardly blend into their natural surrounds…

Malaysian researchers create an Ecofriendly Biopesticide from Plants

Malaysian researchers create an Ecofriendly Biopesticide from Plants

Pesticides can be a scourge on the environment. To be sure, they are widely used for good reasons: to boost crop yields and to control disease vectors like mosquitoes. Yet they can also cause severe health problems, especially in larger quantities. Pesticides are poison and pesticide poisoning remains an acute…

New Buildings ‘should have’ More Green Spaces

New Buildings ‘should have’ More Green Spaces

The government mandates a minimum of 10% for green spaces in new commercial and housing developments around Malaysian cities. But that amount is precious little. So says an architect, Alan Teh. “The design of many high-rise buildings tend to alienate people, meaning they don’t get to interact with others as…

We can now Sequester CO2 a lot Faster

We can now Sequester CO2 a lot Faster

We’ve pumped massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the planet’s atmosphere, thereby irreversibly altering its climate for the worse. We’ll need to stop doing that. But that alone will no longer be enough. We’ll also need to suck plenty of that CO2 out of the atmosphere and lock it away…