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Enhancements to the Regulatory Framework for Intermittent Generation Sources in the National Electricity Market of Singapore

Policies will continue to be adjusted to support the energy sector: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: The Government will not shy away from making tweaks and adjustments to policies if needed to support Singapore’s energy sector, given the changes in the global energy landscape, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in an interview with Channel NewsAsia. “We will continually tweak our policies to encourage more innovation, to encourage […]

Singapore’s Pavilion Energy signs long-term LNG charter deal with BW

SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Pavilion Energy has signed an agreement with commodities shipper BW Group for the long-term charter of two newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels, the company said on Monday. The 173,400 cubic metre vessels, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will add to Pavilion’s global portfolio and […]

New service to help companies cut carbon emissions, generate savings

SINGAPORE: Singapore companies can now subscribe to a service that will help them cut energy usage and carbon emissions by about 10 per cent, and in turn, generate savings. The service – called the Co-Pilot Hub – was launched on Monday (Oct 22) and is offered by software and services provider KBC. The hub is co-funded by […]

Air taxis will be tested in Singapore skies next year – here are 5 things to know about the Volocopter

A man who can fly, a robotic supermarket, and now, flying taxis? We are living in the future. Volocopter, a German aviation start-up, will be putting its air taxis to test in Singapore in the second half of 2019. In a statement on Wednesday (Oct 18), Volocopter said that the air taxi trials in Singapore […]

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 […]

Blockchain to play an important role in Asia’s energy sector transformation

The eventual liberalization of many electricity markets in Asia is opening up investment opportunities and new business models for consumers, producers and authorities. The energy sector in Asia is on the brink of a complete overhaul. According to the latest projections by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Asia is set to receive almost 50% of the […]

When a switch to cold water rinsing does the job equally well

THE Singapore unit of Globalfoundries has won the Best Practices in energy efficiency award this year at the EENP Awards for a project that involves switching from hot to cold water for post chemical de-ionised (DI) water rinse, which is a low carbon innovative process. In the wafer fabrication process, chemicals were used extensively to […]

Energy saving a part and parcel of Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore’s operations

THE second Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year award winner Pandurangan Siva started his career in Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore (APS) in 2007 as a senior engineer in the engineering department. His first project was to conduct a plant-wide energy audit with grant support from the National Environment Agency (NEA). The following year he successfully […]

Focus on improving energy efficiency

THE carbon tax to be introduced from next year is part of a national strategy to reduce carbon emissions in Singapore. It is expected to encourage businesses here to improve their energy efficiency, to become sustainable, and to reduce their operating costs in the process. The carbon tax is an important step to sustain the […]