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52.5m tonnes of greenhouse gases generated by Singapore in 2017: MTI

SINGAPORE: Fifty-two-and-a-half million tonnes of greenhouse gases was generated by Singapore in 2017, with industries contributing about 60 per cent of this amount, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Monday (Oct 7). Around three-quarters of industries’ emissions was from the refining and petrochemicals sector, added Dr Koh. Dr Koh was responding to […]

60 electric buses worth S$50m to hit the road in 2020

SINGAPORE — Sixty electric buses from three suppliers will hit the road in 2020, providing commuters with quieter and smoother rides, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (Oct 24). The buses, worth S$50 million, will arrive in Singapore from next year and the routes they will ply will be announced at a later […]

60% of Singapore taxis now run on cleaner energy

SINGAPORE – Around six in 10 taxis on Singapore’s roads are hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs), up from just 18 per cent three years ago, Senior Minister of State for Transport Amy Khor said on Monday (March 1).

80% of building spaces to be eco-friendly by 2030: CBRE

More large firms like CapitaLand and Lendlease are offering green leases to tenants. Majority of the gross floor area (GFA) stock in Singapore will be ‘green’ by 2030—that is, they will adapt energy and water efficiency methods integrated with green spaces and will be constructed using eco-friendly materials, real estate company CBRE reported. As of […]

9 in 10 S’pore millennials willing to do their part for the environment, but want Govt to do more: Survey

SINGAPORE — A survey by Mediacorp has found that the vast majority of Singapore millennials are concerned about the impact of climate change and want to do their part to address the problem. At the same time, they also want the Government to do more on this front — with about a quarter of millennials surveyed […]

900,000 S’porean HDB households to receive U-Save rebate in January

SINGAPORE — Some 900,000 Singaporean households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on Wednesday (Jan 2). Eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save rebate of up to S$100, depending on their Housing and Development Board (HDB) […]

A 25-year power purchase agreement for 60 MW of floating solar in Singapore

The Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore unit of utilities and marine group Sembcorp Industries has secured a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 60 MW floating solar plant it is planning at Singapore’s Tengeh Reservoir. The deal was signed with national water agency the Public Utilities Board (Pub), which selected Singapore company Sembcorp for the project in late February. […]

A fusion startup backed by Jeff Bezos just raised another $65 million, signaling that investors are still betting on this ‘Holy Grail’ technology.

Fusion energy startup General Fusion just raised another $65 million. The money will go towards constructing a demonstration power plant to test out its technology. Here, an early-stage prototype of the company’s unique piston technology, which is designed to compress hydrogen plasma and spur fusion.General Fusion

A Look at the World’s First Smart Grid Index

Modernizing the power grid through smart grid enhancements is essential for the development of a smart city. A smart grid enables the city to be more sustainable by integrating distributed energy resources (DER), such as solar photovoltaics, wind turbines and energy storage systems, enabling the production of clean, sustainable and renewable energy close to where […]

A New Cooling Technology Protects Against Severe Heat & Viral Spread

In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air-conditioned cooling centers.