Conceptualising the sustainable energy security dimensions of malaysia: A thematic analysis through stakeholder engagement to draw policy implications

Saleh Shadman*, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah*, Christina May May Chin, Eng Hwa Yap, Novita Sakundarini

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Abstract

This study aims to provide established knowledge of the multi-dimensional concept of energy security through engaging stakeholders and experts. Energy security policy implications have been suggested in this study to address and mitigate energy security challenges. A total of seven emerging themes from semi-structured interviews have been discussed in-depth to understand the role of each theme and their interactions with energy policies. There is an urgent need to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and to look for alternative fuel options from renewable sources. At the same time, energy-efficient technology plays a significant role in improving overall efficiency and leading to reduced wastage of energy. This would, in turn, improve the availability and afford-ability of energy in Malaysia. Energy equity gets the most emphasis in the energy trilemma of Malaysia; however, equal importance should be attached to the nation’s energy security alongside environmental sustainability. The final decision of the trilemma balance and the energy policies that govern the energy use framework depends on the ministries and the regulatory bodies. An indicator mapping process has been recommended for these themes to quantify energy security by developing an energy security index. The thematic results discussed in this study have the potential to fa-cilitate policymakers and energy analysts of countries with similar energy outlooks to design data-driven energy security policies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12027
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Energy economics
  • Energy policy
  • Energy security
  • Energy security index
  • Environmental policy
  • Policy implication
  • Renewable energy
  • Stakeholders
  • Sustainability

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