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World Economic Forum founder outlines topics for Singapore meeting in August

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Critical global issues such as climate change, job reskilling and food security will be up for discussion when the World Economic Forum (WEF) meets in Singapore later this year, the first time its key stakeholders will meet in person since the Covid-19 pandemic began early last year.

Temasek’s focus will be climate change, says Ho Ching’s successor Dilhan Pillay

SINGAPORE – Incoming Temasek chief executive Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara said the state investor’s focus and biggest consideration is climate change.

Northern Territory to become home to the world’s largest solar farm

Australia is set to make history after an $8 million arrangement was reached to build the world’s largest solar farm in the Northern Territory.

Jurong Port to take over stakes in Universal Terminal

[SINGAPORE] Singapore port operator Jurong Port is set to take over the shares in a major oil storage terminal in the city state from the Lim family behind collapsed oil trader Hin Leong, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Problem of cooling in a hotter Singapore

SINGAPORE – Climate change and urbanisation are nudging up temperatures in Singapore – and increasing the need for cooling here.

Tesla is about to launch in Singapore and could cost less than a Toyota Camry

Tesla is finally about to launch in Singapore, where the automaker had a false start before, and the Model 3 could cost less than a Toyota Camry in the country.  

Effective approaches to build colored perovskite solar cells

Scientists in Singapore have conducted a review of all existing methods to produce colorful opaque and semitransparent perovskite solar cells for applications in BIPV and urban environments. They identified two general approaches consisting of coloring the perovskites via external or internal modifications.  

10 lauded for efforts in environmental sustainability

To spur youth into talking constructively about climate change and help them understand the global developments on this front, Ms Melissa Low has been organising training workshops on such negotiations since 2018.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide energy storage solution for Singapore’s first virtual power plant

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been selected to deploy its innovative energy storage solution to support the development of Singapore’s first Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project.

Singapore renewable energy finance firm Positive Energy scales back as Covid stymies investment

The startup endured a tough 2020, shed staff and its co-founder relocated to the Netherlands as the firm’s only remaining employee. The startup’s struggles reflect the difficulties of renewables entrepreneurship in the Covid era.