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Green Technology, Green Economy: More Than Meets The Eye
Bernama
What kind of industries we are bringing to Malaysia, whether they are energy intensive. Those are alsogreen technologies,” he said providing examples to ..
June 23, 2010

Malaysia wins gold and hearts at prestigious Chelsea Flower Show
The Star
The RM2mil Malaysia Garden has been a crowd-puller since the event was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. The award is a big boost to Malaysia’s …
May 27, 2010

Green Focus at Industries fair
New Straits Times
Green technology will be among the focus at an industrial and laboratory equipment trade fair next month
May 26, 2010

‘Building Green’ for Environmental Sustainability
PR Newswire (press release)
Realizing this early, Malaysia launched its Green Building Mission three years ago and more recently the Green Building Index. …
May 7, 2010

Malaysia To Showcase Bio-Xcell, Biotech Advantages At Bio Chicago
Bernama
Dr Maximus, who will be in Chicago to provide an indepth perspective on Malaysia’s biotechnologyindustry, said the convention would be an avenue for …
April 30, 2010

One tree for one Malaysia in Earth Day campaign

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has launched a nationwide campaign to plant 26 million trees by 2014 to commemorate Earth Day on Thursday.Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas launched the campaign, carrying the theme “Green the Earth: One Citizen, One Tree”, here.The 26 million trees represent the estimated 26 million population of the country.Some 16,200 saplings were planted during the launch, with 500 planted at a site in Precinct 5 opposite the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here.

The other trees were planted at selected sites in Alor Star (Kedah), Kangar (Perlis), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Seri Iskandar (Perak), Bachok (Kelantan), Kemaman (Terengganu), Pulau Melaka (Melaka), Seremban (Negeri Sembilan), Kulai (Johor), Temerloh (Pahang), Esplanade (Penang), Hulu Selangor (Selangor), Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) and Petra Jaya (Sarawak).

The types of tree planted include the cengal, cempaka, keruing, balau and kalumpang.

Uggah said the 26 million trees would be planted in stages and the process would be monitored by the relevant departments and agencies under the ministry.

“It is estimated that 38,470 hectares of denuded and logged forests, coastal areas and urban centres will be planted by 2014,” he said during the launch, which was also attended by Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tan Sri Joseph Kurup.

Uggah said the campaign was in line with the Government’s efforts to ensure that at least 50% of the country had forest cover in accordance with Malaysia’s commitment made at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.

The forest cover currently was 56.4%, but if agricultural areas were taken into account, the acreage would rise to 75% of the total land area, he said.

Uggah said it was estimated that at the end of the campaign, in 2014, some 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide would have been absorbed due to the trees planted.

This figure was expected to rise if the planting continued nationwide, he added.

In KANGAR, Perlis State Secretary Datuk Mohd Zabidi Zainal represented Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu in leading the people at planting karas saplings in Sungai Batu Pahat near the state capital.

Going by the population of Perlis, more than 250,000 trees will be planted in the state by the end of the campaign period in 2014.

In reading out the Menteri Besar’s speech at the event, Mohd Zabidi asked for the people’s cooperation in the tree-planting campaign to make it a success. – BERNAMA
April 24, 2010

Green Technology Can Be Key Driver For Growth In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 (Bernama) — Green technology has the potential to become a key driver for growth, employment and technology in Malaysia, similiar to the situation in Germany.

“The growth of renewable energy in Germany has increased from 6.3 per cent in 2000 to over 16 per cent in 2009,” said Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry general manager Thomas Brandt.

Speaking at the Green Tech Asia (GTA) 2010 Exhibition here Thursday, he said about 500,000 people are expected to work in Germany’s renewable sector by 2020.

Already, about 1.8 million more people were currently employed in the environment and climate protection sector than in the automotive industry, Brandt said.

“We certainly believe that the government is on the right track with the formation of the National Green Technology Council by the relevant ministries as a first good step,” he said.

Speaking at a media briefing, Fairs and Management Sdn Bhd’s chief executive officer Jonathan Kan said the exhibition was aimed at showcasing the latest technologies and services that offered greater efficiency and productivity to industries and at the same time with capabilities to protect and preserve the environment.

The four-day event, from today to Sunday, has received participation from 16 countries, including Malaysia, in showcasing their latest green technologies to promote environmental protection and energy conservation.

With the theme “For a Greener World”, GTA 2010 incorporates three key sub-sectors events comprising EnergyTech 2010, EnvironTech 2010 and CleanTech 2010.

The exhibition is also supported by the Waste Management Association of Malaysia, Solid Waste Contractors Association of Malaysia, and Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association.

— BERNAMA
April 22, 2010

Waste plant raises green hopes
The Sun Daily
He said, “The technology is not viable there because of the scavengers who clean the landfills ofrecyclable materials.” He said it is viable in Malaysia …
April 22, 2010

Malaysia, Japan advance partnership in energy security
New Straits Times
It will also support the establishment of a recycling system of waste and electronics in Malaysia. Japan is noted as an advanced nation for recycling system …
April 20, 2010

Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Official Website
This Center will act as the implementing agency to promote the development of GT in Malaysia, through industry development, green technopreneur incubation, …
April 15, 2010

Tourism Minister of Malaysia visits the tropical spices gardens
By katchua 
After having attended a ‘Gardens, Parks & Flowers in Malaysia’ meeting earlier this year in KL chaired by Dato’ Seri herself, I realized that we have now on our hands, a federal Minister committed and passionate about gardens and parks …
April 14, 2010

ASIA WATER 2010 | Blog Peter Chin Fah Kui – Green Technology 
By tehsc 
While touring the various booths this morning, I am quite taken aback by the many facets of the water industry as well as the participation level of the international and local companies. No doubt this exhibition is a good gauge of the 
April 10, 2010

SIME plans green township

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Property Bhd aimed to be the industry leader by introducing a new system of property development that supports carbon neutrality using renewable energy and recycled materials, said managing director Datuk Tunku Putra Badlishah.

We hope to revolutionise the local market with the introduction of Sime Darby Idea House project, a carbon-neutral concept dwelling that shows how sustainable housing can be developed to minimise mankinds impact on the environment and the depleting natural resources, he said.

Tunku Putra said this yesterday at the signing of technical collaborative agreements between Sime Darby and some of the worlds leading green technology and solutions providers.

The tie-up brought together 16 companies that offer the best innovation, solutions and technologies available in their respective fields to improve energy efficiency in homes and reduce the consumption-limited resources.

Tunku Putra said a common house needed 18 to 22 months for completion but the Sime Darby Idea House project took only six months, using modern methods of construction (pre-fabrication and modularisation).

This will reduce the time of construction and, at the same time, reduce the financial and resource burden, he said, adding that the project, located at Denai Alam along Guthrie Corridor Expressway, would be open to the public early next month.

Tunku Putra said the prototype house would be rolled out for future property developments but the timeframe would depend on public demand.

It may be costly to have that kind of house but in the long term, it will save you money as you are using renewable energy, he said.

By The Star
April 4, 2010

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