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Marine renewable energy legal framework in Malaysia: a way forward

Ghazali, Farahdilah and Mustafa, Maizatun (2020) Marine renewable energy legal framework in Malaysia: a way forward. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 15 (3). pp. 101-112. E-ISSN 2672-7226

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Being a nation that is surrounded by seas, Malaysia is seen to have the potential to harness energy from the sea. At present, renewable energy is already considered to be an important focus within the country’s low emissions strategy particularly through the enforcement of the Renewable Energy Act 2011. However, the scope of this Act is inadequate to include energy from the sea as it is confined only to eligible renewable energy sources under the feed-in tariff scheme. The objective of this paper is to highlight the legal and regulatory requirements governing marine renewable energy development in Malaysia particularly in sustainably capturing tidal and wave potential. As an alternative, this paper explores the viability of ocean energy as another source of renewable energy. The paper adopts a doctrinal approach and suggests some measures within the law and policy which when considered would help towards the development of marine renewable energy. The authors recommend for Malaysia to adopt the Nova Scotia’s legal framework. This model could well be applied provided that there is a strong political will and policy drivers to achieve the national objectives in accelerating renewable energy sector, particularly from marine sources.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1653/84869
Uncontrolled Keywords: South China Sea, Environment, Tidal energy, Wave energy, Law of the sea
Subjects: K Law > K3581 Environmental Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Maizatun Mustafa
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 15:32
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2021 09:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84869

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