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
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
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