28 Apr '11, 3pm

Malaysia Adopts Sophisticated System of Feed-in Tariffs

Malaysia Adopts Sophisticated System of Feed-in Tariffs

On April 5th, Malaysia adopted a system of Advanced Renewable Tariffs and renewable energy targets differentiated by technology. Malaysia joins Thailand and Taiwan in implementing such a policy. The Philippines has been delaying launch of a similar program for the past year. Japan has a much more limited program that only applies to solar photovoltaics (solar PV) and only pays for excess generation. Ahmad Hadri Haris, the chief technical advisor to Malaysia's Minister of Energy, announced that the Dewan Rakyat (Malaysian House of Representatives) passed both the Renewable Energy Bill creating the feed-in tariff policy and the Bill for the Sustainable Energy Development Authority. Haris says that the legislation will be officially published in May and will likely go into effect in mid summer. Like a growing list of countries that implement systems of Advanced Renewable Tari...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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