ASTANA: Malaysia will ride on social media to drive its renewable energy aspirations as part of a pledge to concerned netizens to push for more solar power generation.
Energy, Green Technology and Water minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said social media posts by netizens that inspire green growth and help propagate the #MyButterflyEffect campaign will be matched with a one watt solar generation pledge by the country.
This will be carried out via its “1 Post = 1 Watt” campaign at the ongoing Future Energy Expo 2017 here over the next three months.
“As an emerging market leader, Malaysia is in a position to inspire the world. We believe that a relatively small nation like Malaysia can inspire big changes in green growth on a global scale because, after all, green growth is in our nature.
“With the #MyButterflyEffect campaign and asking the simple question #Wattif, we have set in motion a ‘butterfly effect’ that will hopefully result in a world powered by future energy,” Dr Maximus said.
With Malaysia ranked as the most forested country among emerging nations, and the fourth most forested country in the world, it is a natural home for green technology.
The “1 Post = 1 Watt” pledge is a call-to-action to all Expo 2017 nations, participants and global citizens to share their green growth inspirations on social media, amplifying the conversation about future energy.
As an added incentive to Malaysians and Kazakhs, the two most inspiring green growth posts from each country will win all-expense-paid trips to Expo 2017 to visit the Malaysia Pavilion and see for themselves the impact of their words.
The contest ends on Jul 10 for Malaysians and Jul 39 for those in Kazakhstan.
The Malaysia Pavilion, themed “Powering Green Growth”, was launched here at the Expo 2017, which has the participation of 115 nations from around the world.