The Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) and the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) have just rolled out the green carpet when they announced and awarded a total of 29 energy champions from a whopping 114 submissions at the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2023!
Out of the winners, 23 are set to represent Malaysia in the international arena at the ASEAN Energy Awards.
Ministry Of Natural Resources, Environment And Climate Change (NRECC)
The NEA has been the highlight event for Malaysia’s sustainable energy efforts since 2018. The goal? To give kudos to corporations and institutions that are saving our planet one innovative step at a time.
This year’s submissions were no joke; the entrants have managed to cut energy by a jaw-dropping 1.34 GW! That’s comparable to turning off every light in the Petronas Twin Towers, TRX building and several skyscrapers simultaneously! The results? A carbon emissions reduction of over 23,000 metric tonnes every year!
Some highlights from the winners include:
1. Energy Management: Four national hospitals got the spotlight for super-smart systems to manage energy. Talk about healing the planet while healing patients!
2. Energy Efficiency: Gold goes to an international school, and a national hospital isn’t far behind as a runner-up.
3. Renewable Energy: From the sunny rays of solar, the future promise of solar to hydrogen, the magic of bio-gas, and the power of mini hydro projects.
The head of the judging panel, Ir. Chen Thiam Leong stated that our champions are set to shine at the ASEAN Energy Awards, a platform that celebrates the best energy-saving heroes in the region.
The National Energy Awards are more than just a ceremony. These awards play a pivotal role in spreading the word about how crucial sustainable energy is. They push businesses to leap into a future that’s not just profitable but sustainable. And for Malaysia, it’s a promise to a greener, cleaner future. Our 2050 goal? Zero GHG emissions. And with the shining examples set by these winners, we’re confident of not just reaching, but possibly smashing that target!
For those who can’t resist the urge to check out every winner, find the detailed list and more juicy tidbits on the official website linked here.
To our green heroes: Keep shining, keep innovating, and keep turning Malaysia greener!
Source: Cili Sos