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 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…

Malaysia means Business on Solar Energy

Malaysia means Business on Solar Energy

As government roadmaps go, this one is both ambitious and commendable: Malaysia wants to become a major hub of solar manufacturing by 2030. To make that happen, the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will work on improving supply chains and the integration of local photovoltaic (PV) sustems. Simultaneously,…

Here comes Transparent Wood

Here comes Transparent Wood

Wood is a versatile material: it’s strong and it’s light and it’s flexible. But it isn’t translucent or particularly durable. Glass is. But glass isn’t strong or flexible. But what it you could get the better of both worlds by making wood transparent like glass? A flight of fancy, you say?…

You can Pave Roads with Used Coffee Grounds. Seriously

You can Pave Roads with Used Coffee Grounds. Seriously

Next time you sip your coffee, think about this: the grounds that are used to make your morning cuppa can do plenty more than just give you a much-needed boost of caffeine. They can be used for paving roads, for example. Seriously. Australian engineers have devised a unique way for…

Malaysia gets its Own Startup Incubator

Malaysia gets its Own Startup Incubator

As Malaysia’s profile as an up-and-coming hub for international trade grows progressively more defined, the country and its inhabitants are beginning to enjoy some of the perks of developmental limelight.  One such perk is the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC), a government-funded organization whose sole aim is to…

GreenTech Malaysia: Pulling for Progress

GreenTech Malaysia: Pulling for Progress

For some years now, Malaysia has had its eyes set on the goal of becoming a regional hub for green technology.  By driving socio-economic growth with green industries like renewable energy, environmental technology and sustainable construction, Malaysia hopes to expand in a way that profits its people and environment as…

Green Tech Malaysia Conference set to Attract 50,000 Investors

Green Tech Malaysia Conference set to Attract 50,000 Investors

The sixth in a series of green technology exhibitions in Malaysia will push the country towards its goal of becoming a regional green technology hub by attracting a predicted 50,000 investors and 400 exhibitors from over 20 countries across the world. The Malaysian exhibitions have generated RM6 billion ($1.4 billion…