Renewable and Efficient Energy Paves the Way towards a Green and Resilient Recovery

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IF THERE IS a lesson to be learned from Covid-19, it is this: local governments must make mainstream, through local development plans, consciousness about renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). Currently, global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector alone is responsible for almost two-thirds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The acceptance of RE and EE is able to reduce this by 70% by 2050.1 The manufacturing and services sectors are the backbone of Penang’s economy, accounting for 90% of the state’s economy.2 Penang recorded RM8.85bil in manufacturing investment in Malaysia for the first quarter of 2020, the highest in the ...


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