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Want home solar panels? Here’s help from OCBC

OCBC Bank has launched a consumer loan for landed property home owners looking to install solar panels, joining other green-related loan offerings available amid a broader push towards sustainability.

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate to achieve clean energy shipping

SINGAPORE – The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector. The focus will be on solutions that are human-centric and deployable. The Letter of Intent was signed on November 14 as part of the events celebrating the anniversary of the opening […]

Waste-to-power plant to be developed at flagship environmental facility

Singapore’s National Environment Agency has presented a Letter of Acceptance for the development of a waste-to-power plant and a materials recovery facility at the country’s new Tuas Nexus IWMF Phase 1. The Letter of Acceptance was issued to a Keppel-led consortium for the project’s EPC contract, which is worth more than $1.5 billion. The Integrated Waste Management Facility […]

WB: Cambodia among the fastest electrifying

Cambodia is currently among the fastest electrifying countries in the world, with coverage reaching 89.1 per cent as of the end of 2017, a newly published World Bank report says. The Kingdom has made significant progress in providing access to electricity, becoming one of four countries to have electrified at a rate of around eight […]

What is keeping electric cars from gaining greater acceptance in Singapore?

SINGAPORE: Though appliance maker Dyson may have scuttled its plans for an electric car plant in Singapore, the electric vehicle (EV) population here continues to slowly but surely charge ahead. Figures from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) show there were 1,036 fully electric cars on the road as of September this year. This is up from […]

What’s next for Singapore’s mature power market?

Growth for power producers lies in innovations geared towards grid transition, according to S&P Global Ratings. Although Singapore’s power market has already achieved a significant level of maturity, growth opportunities for independent power producers (IPP) are by no means insufficient as the government moves to upgrade the grid and shift towards renewables in order to […]

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 […]

When Keeping Cool, Socioeconomic Status Matters

AsianScientist (Jan. 2, 2018) – Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for heat relief, according to a study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). They published their findings in the journal Nature Communications. In Southeast Asia, climate models project annual temperature to increase […]

Will lower prices in open market make consumers use more electricity? Experts weigh in

SINGAPORE: As electricity retailers in the Open Electricity Market (OEM) dangle discounted tariffs at cost-savvy consumers, experts are divided over whether this could lead to higher consumption. Some said this could lead to a “rebound effect”, which refers to consumers using more electricity because it is cheaper. Others said the OEM would make users more aware […]

Will Singapore warm up to nuclear energy to combat climate change?

Eight years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered a global rethink on energy policy, signs have emerged that Singapore may be warming back up to the power source. Pro-nuclear chatter in the city state was spurred last month when Ho Ching – the chief executive of Singapore state investment fund Temasek Holdings, who is married to […]