REBATES UP TO RM200 FOR CONSUMERS WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- The government is expected to introduce

rebates for refrigerators, air-conditioners and chillers for qualified consumers

to improve energy efficiency in the country.

Under the initiative, qualified consumers will be given a rebate of RM200

for a new refrigerator and RM100 for an air-conditioner. Both are household

items while the chillers are for commercial use and an announcement on the

rebate for it will be made on July 7.

This was stated by the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry,

secretary general, Datuk Loo Took Gee at the ETP Progress Update Six here today.

This government-funded initiative is part of the SAVE or Sustainability

Achieved via Energy Efficiency (SAVE) programme under the Economic

Transformation Programme, to improve energy efficiency in Malaysia through five

initiatives.

It will cost the government RM50.2 million in 2011.

SAVE will be implemented through the collaboration between the Ministry and

utility companies, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Sarawak Electricity Bhd and Sabah

Electricity Sdn Bhd as well as the participating appliance manufacturing

companies.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced today nine new

initiatives under the ETP which will bring in RM2.77 billion in investments,

with a Gross National Income (GNI) impact of RM18.67 billion and 36,595 new jobs

by 2020.-- BERNAMA

WNA AS

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