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Morib Biogas Power Plant


Environmental and socio-economic impact

The Morib Power plant not only works to improve the local and wider environment, it is also dedicated to raising the quality of life in the local area.

The plant contributes to improving air and water source quality, on top of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, constructing, maintaining and operating the plant serve to create job opportunities for the local population.

On a larger scale, the plant contributes to boosting the renewable energy market, increasing awareness about the importance of sustainability, and encouraging the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Morib Plant thus has an important environmental and socio-economic impact, both locally and further afield.

Renewable energy in Malaysia

The development of the Morib biomass plant can be viewed in the context of a push for renewables in Malaysia, which is more pronounced than in several other Southeast Asian countries. Driving this push are Malaysia’s goal of net-zero¬† by 2050 as well as carbon taxing initiatives.

Shorter-term goals include achieving a 31% share of renewable energy in national installed capacity by 2025. Furthermore, by 2030, Malaysia wants to have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% compared to 2005, with a further reduction of 60% in the five years after that.

These endeavours are particularly important when viewed in the context of significant increases in energy consumption in Malaysia over the past few years. Indeed, total energy consumption has almost doubled since 2000.

Renewable energy will therefore have an increasingly crucial role to play.