Promoting an Energy-Savvy Generation at Green Guardian, National Science Centre

Promoting an Energy-Savvy Generation at Green Guardian, National Science Centre

KUALA LUMPUR: A new energy literacy initiative aimed at fostering a generation of energy-conscious and savvy individuals was launched today at the Green Guardian Centre in the National Science Centre (PSN). The initiative is part of the Malaysia Energy Literacy Program (MELP), which has become a national agenda to cultivate an energy-aware society.

The programme, officiated by Deputy Minister of Energy Transition and Water Transformation (PETRA), YB Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir, introduced a variety of educational audiovisual materials designed to be easily understood by the younger generation. This effort aligns with the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR), aiming for a sustainable future.

“This initiative is crucial for the younger generation, who will inherit the future we are shaping today. Parents, schools, and teachers are encouraged to leverage this opportunity to gain knowledge through engaging and informative displays,” said Akmal Nasrullah, who also chairs the MELP Steering Committee.

Key figures present at the launch included Datuk Ahmad Hushairi Ibrahim, Acting President and CEO of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), and Dr. Nurul Muiz Murad, CEO of Yayasan Hijau (YAHIJAU).

Launched by TNB in late 2020 and now a national agenda under PETRA, MELP aims to provide public access to knowledge on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy generation. This program is expected to guide decision-makers and gain public support for driving energy sustainability.

Through this initiative, the public is encouraged to embrace efforts to ensure secure, safe, and sustainable electricity supply using green and low-carbon technologies, contributing to overall well-being.

“We want people to understand the importance of sustainable energy beyond just using electricity. Awareness about renewable energy expansion, digitization, and green technology use is vital for maintaining the earth’s and human life’s sustainability,” added Akmal Nasrullah.

The MELP Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the Energy Commission (ST), the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC), MyPower, and other related agencies, recently held its first meeting to coordinate efforts for long-term impact.

According to Ahmad Hushairi, TNB conducted 46 programs last year involving government agencies, consumer associations, contractors, students, and schoolchildren, all of which received positive feedback. Surveys indicated increased public awareness of the importance of energy, contributing to the success of NETR and the nation’s carbon neutrality target by 2050.

“TNB is committed to accelerating the energy transition responsibly, aiming to reduce carbon emission intensity by 35% and coal generation capacity by 50% by 2035,” said Ahmad Hushairi.

Energy Awareness and Awareness Program at Green Guardian, National Science Center

Green Guardian at the National Science Center is a program organized by the non-profit organization Yayasan Hijau (YAHIJAU) under the patronage of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability (NRES) since February 2024.

Visitors to this space will be served with a variety of audiovisual products as well as interactive games that will spread knowledge about energy-sensitive people and the importance of preserving the environment.

The guests will begin their energy-sensitive journey by discussing the importance of safeguarding the environment and wildlife, both of which are becoming increasingly endangered on our planet. The Animal Adventure display is an important step toward raising environmental awareness.

The visitors, particularly the children, enjoyed this interactive wall since it has games that encourage affection for endangered species.

They will then experience a 360-degree projection on the entire wall. From there, visitors will meet with Professor Timular, who will discuss the relationship between energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

School kids who participate in TNB’s energy literacy and awareness program will be taken to another interactive session in a separate room, where they will be taught to the fundamental ideas of renewable energy.

This activity introduces new energy resources to the students and also increases their interest in the new renewable energy sources that are being talked about at the moment.

The last display before they left the Green Guardian Center was about the importance of recycling items related to energy use and environmental sustainability.

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