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Malaysia’s first electric vehicle (EV) sharing programme for the public that is based on the pay-as-you-use concept will be made available in August.

The programme is a joint venture of CMS Consortium Sdn Bhd (Comos), Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia).

Read more: Electric vehicles on the road soon

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Malaysia’s B5 biodiesel programme will be fully implemented nationwide this July – three years after the initial phase launch in the central region in the Peninsula.

The B5 biodiesel is a blend of 5 per cent palm oil or palm methyl ester (PME) and diesel. For this palm biodiesel initiative, the PME requirement for the entire B5 programme is estimated at 500,000 tonnes per year to support both the subsidised and non-subsidised sectors in the country.

Read more: Palm oil biodiesel programme to cover all of Malaysia by July

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Syed Nasurudin Syed Abu Bakar is a parent who does more than his fair share when it comes to his children’s school activities – his involvement extends to pioneering green projects for the school, SK Damansara Jaya 2 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. These initiatives include putting up energy-saving bulbs in the canteen in 2009 and a purpose-built rainwater harvesting and recycling system in 2012. (ART CHEN/The Star)

Syed Nasurudin says his job as a consultant in his own construction firm meant that he could apply his green know-how in more substantial ways than just recycling newspapers and glass bottles.

Read more: One dad's duty is to turn his sons' school green

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