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‘There goes all my profit’: Soaring electricity bills a rude shock for businesses in Singapore

Mr Bernard Tay recalled being gobsmacked when he received the electricity bill for one of the outlets of Jinjja Chicken, his Korean fast-food chain. His Bugis Village outlet’s power bill for December came up to a staggering S$10,654 – more than double what he paid in November and almost five times of October’s.

‘World’s largest solar farm’ near tiny NT town could help power Singapore via 4,500km undersea cable

An undersea cable from a planned major solar farm project in the Northern Territory could supply Singapore with sustainable electricity by 2027. The project has won major project status this week from the Federal Government, which will help smooth the approval process for the $22 billion Australian ASEAN Power Link using high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology.

‘Green finance’ led by S’pore can help mobilise global action against climate change: Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE – Even though Singapore accounts for only a tiny fraction of global emissions, it aims to use “green financing”, technology and innovation to help mobilise the fight against “the ultimate challenge for humankind” of climate change, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Monday (Nov 11). Mr Ong, who is also a board member […]

$13 bn investment, 15,000 hectares of land: What will go in creating the world’s largest solar farm

Australian technology billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has recently announced that he would be investing in Singapore-based Sun Cable to create the world’s largest solar farm. Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71472108.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

$5m tech centre to boost energy efficiency for SMEs to be launched by end-2019

SINGAPORE – A tech centre to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more energy efficient will be launched here by the end of this year, said Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Albert Chua on Thursday (Oct 3). The Energy Efficiency Technology Centre (EETC), which will cost $5 million […]

1 in 3 eligible consumers switches to electricity retailer

Nearly a third of eligible consumers have opted to buy electricity from a retailer since the Open Electricity Market was progressively launched from Nov 1, starting with households mainly in the north-west of Singapore. And the Energy Market Authority (EMA) believes this initial take-up rate will stay the same as the roll-out continues across the […]

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.

10 years in, industry takes the lead in advancing green buildings in Singapore

Reflecting the growing importance of green buildings for Singapore’s climate strategy and economic development, the national certification scheme for building and construction professionals has been refreshed and handed over to new management. From this July, professionals who want to be certified in the design and development of green buildings will obtain their qualification from the […]

12 suburban malls, including Waterway Point and Northpoint City, to have electric vehicle charging points from Sept

A total of 36 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points will be deployed at 12 suburban malls under Frasers Property Retail located across the island, such as Waterway Point and Northpoint City, from September this year.

2019 was Singapore’s joint hottest year on record; and 2010-2019, the hottest decade ever

SINGAPORE – Last year proved to be one of the hottest years on record in Singapore, with the annual mean temperature hitting 28.4 deg C. A mean temperature of 27.94 deg C from 2010 to 2019 also made it the hottest decade ever. In its 2019 review of Singapore’s weather and climate released on Thursday (Jan 16), the […]