Friday, June 14, 2013

How Green Is the World & My Country - Malaysia

Above graph (based on 2011 data) shows the level of renewable energy in the electricity systems of countries across the world. The brighter the green, the higher the percentage of using renewable source for electricity generation.

Scandinavian countries, New Zealand, and Brazil have the brightest shade of green thanks to their considerable hydro resources. Same in China where hydro helps it to get to a lighter shade of green. Most other European countries have between 10% and 30% of their electricity from renewable sources. U.S.A. and Australia only have no more than 10%, and Russia and the oil-rich Middle East are totally black.

From the graph Malaysia only has 5.4% of electricity generated from renewable sources, which is still way behind of most South-East Asia (S.E.A) countries. But in 2011, Malaysia has established a renewable act to push for clean energy. The nation's target is to cut carbon emission by 40% (comparing to 2005 level) by 2020.

Below table summarizes the utilization of green energy in S.E.A.

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