SHAH ALAM, March 14 — The state government is identifying suitable locations to build large-scale solar farms, especially in abandoned ponds, to generate renewable energy in a bid to address climate change.
State executive councillor for tourism, environment, green technology and Orang Asli affairs Hee Loy Sian said apart from the project, the state government also plans to install solar panels on buildings.
“We are also planning to implement a waste-to-energy project in Jeram, Kuala Selangor and Tanjung Dua Belas, Kuala Langat so that the incinerated garbage can generate renewable energy,” he said.
Hee was responding to Bukit Antarabangsa state assemblyman Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s supplementary question on the state government’s plan to address the issue of climate change and investment in renewable energy, at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting today.
In another development, the state government provides small grants of RM20,000 each to communities, with a total allocation of RM2 million each year, as an encouragement to carry out greening projects.
The councillor said this involved resident associations, joint management bodies, neighbourhood watch areas, mosques and surau communities and non-governmental organisations.
“Since it was launched, the grant received a good response from the communities, and we are hoping that they can join hands with the state government to tackle climate change,” he said.