Selangor identifying locations for large-scale solar farm projects, state assembly told
14 Mar 2023
The Selangor 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 Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Orang Asli Affairs Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said apart from the project, the Selangor government also plans to instal solar panels on buildings.
“The state government is 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 said this in reply to Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s (Bersatu-Bukit Antarabangsa) supplementary question on the state government’s plan to address the issue of climate change and investment in renewable energy at the Selangor state assembly sitting on Tuesday (March 14).
In another development, he said 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.
Hee said this involves resident associations, joint management bodies, neighbourhood watch areas, mosques and surau communities, and non-governmental organisations.
“Since its launch, the grant has 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.