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Diesel-electric hybrid buses to hit the road in December 2018

SINGAPORE – The first 10 diesel-electric hybrid buses in a fleet of 50 will be on the road from next month (Dec 2018), as part of the national effort to make the public bus fleet here more environmentally friendly. They will be run by operators SBS Transit and SMRT, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) […]

Shell: Switching to renewables in the 90s would have bankrupted us

Energy giant was aware of the impacts of global warming decades ago. But shifting to renewables early on would have ruined the company, a top executive said this week. Suing fossil fuels firms for climate change is “a waste of society’s money and time,” he said. Although Shell was aware of the catastrophic consequences of climate […]

Grab pilots e-scooter sharing service in NUS

Users will need to download the GrabWheels app to avail the service. Grab’s innovation arm, Grab Ventures, has introduced an electric scooter (e-scooter) sharing service in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), an announcement revealed. During the three-month trial which already started on 19 November, e-scooters are deployed across eight parking stations on […]

EMC Launches Electricity Procurement Portal for Singapore Businesses

PowerSelect’s unique live auction helps businesses secure best electricity offers in shortest possible time SINGAPORE, Nov 23, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – PowerSelect, a new online portal which helps Singapore businesses purchase electricity more efficiently, has enabled its first customer, Sakae Holdings, to save more than $12,000 in electricity bills over the next 12 months*. […]

Senoko Energy hits over 1,000 signups in first phase launch of open electricity market

They are offering two fixed price plans for 24 and 12 months. Stefano Boscaglia, Senoko Energy’s senior vice president, SME and Consumer Sales, discusses how one of Singapore’s oldest generation companies is responding to the complete rollout of Singapore’s electricity market which opened on 1 November. Boscaglia shares how customer response has fulfilled their expectations […]

Incentives available to help green buildings

We thank Ms Christine Li for her commentary, “What can be done to make Singapore buildings more green?” (Nov 9). The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) engages the industry periodically to review and enhance the green buildings schemes. We will certainly take Ms Li’s suggestions into consideration when we next review our schemes. We agree […]

Singapore to spend $10M on new urban technology

Singapore government has earmarked S$14 million (US$10.19 million) over three years to fund the development of smart estates and modern technology, such as energy efficient applications. Singapore has earmarked S$14 million (US$10.19 million) to drive the development of smart urban estates that can operate and consume energy more efficiently. To be spread across three years, […]

TBC and AC Energy to build 1.5GW wind projects in South East Asia

Singapore’s renewable energy developer and operator The Blue Circle has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ayala Corporation’s power subsidiary AC Energy. Under the new partnership, the two companies will jointly develop and construct TBC’s pipeline of nearly 1,500MW of wind projects across South East Asia, more than 700MW of which will be built in […]

Singapore’s Energy Market Company to help firms pick electricity retailer in 15 minutes

It launched a procurement portal, PowerSelect, which also houses electricity futures data. Previously, Singapore firms had to wait for one to two months to find an electricity retailer, because they still need to brief and negotiate with retailers face-to-face individually as well as receive and compare quotations. But weeks after the liberalisation of Singapore’s electricity […]

Gaming to help cut electricity usage

The rising cost of electricity sends an important message that the availability of electricity should not be taken for granted (Electricity tariffs to rise by 2.1% for Oct to Dec; Sept 30). As a carbon-based economy, Singapore requires more energy as it continues to prosper, while emitting a large amount of carbon dioxide in the […]