Energy is the key ingredient to any
activity. Adequacy of energy supply is important for any
economy to prosper. Consumption of energy however produces some
undesirable impacts on the environment and climate.
Hence, sustainable use of energy is being given increasing
Malaysia is well endowed with both conventional (non-renewable)
and non-conventional (renewable) sources of energy. The largest
non-renewable energy resource found in Malaysia is petroleum
(i.e. oil and gas). This resource is being actively exploited.
Although, Malaysia has some coal deposit, only a small
percentage is being mined.
Renewable sources of energy are also abundant in Malaysia, the
most important ones being biomass and solar. Much of these
resources have been commercially tapped.
Like in any developing nation, energy consumption per capita is
still low but is expanding at a rapid rate in tandem with
economic development. In addition, energy intensity with
respect to gross domestic product had shown an increasing trend