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  • 19
    Sep

    Sembcorp inks 20-year deal to provide solar energy for Facebook Singapore

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore SEMBCORP Industries on Tuesday announced a 20-year solar energy deal with Facebook to provide lo-cally sourced renewable power to support Facebook's recently announced 170,000 square metre Singapore data centre, as well as its other Singapore… More

  • 12
    Sep

    Sustainable investing and the millennial investor

    The Business Times by OLIVER REDRUP

    INSTITUTIONAL, corporate and retail investors are growing more socially-conscious as companies grapple with rising energy costs and governments impose carbon taxes to be environmentally responsible. This is especially true in the area of infrastructure,… More

  • 06
    Sep

    Climate action could add $36 trillion to world economy

    The Straits Times

    PARIS • Ambitious action on climate change could contribute an extra US$26 trillion (S$36 trillion) to the world economy by 2030, international experts said yesterday, urging nations and businesses to step up their engagement. The economic benefits… More

  • 06
    Sep

    Solar systems key to S'pore's renewable energy development

    The Business Times by MATTHEW PELOSO

    WITH 2018 designated as Singapore's Year of Climate Action, there has been significant progress made in the detailed strategies of mitigation and adaptation as set out in the republic's 2016 Climate Action Plan. Among the methods of limiting greenhouse… More

  • 28
    Aug

    NTU to build Asia's largest wooden building

    The Straits Times by VENESSA LEE

    Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan that will see Asia's largest wooden building being constructed on its campus. NTU president Subra Suresh said yesterdaythe proposed six-storey, $180 million building will… More

  • 03
    Aug

    E-waste a more pressing issue than plastics: Masagos

    The Straits Times by JOSE HONG

    While there is plenty of focus on plastic waste, the more pressing issue facing Singapore is electronic waste, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday. "E-waste is very toxic, people underestimate the toxicity of the… More

  • 27
    Jul

    Firms recognised for green efforts

    The Straits Times by JOSE HONG

    Property giant City Developments has long championed sustainability in its business, as has consumer titan Unilever, which set out a vision where growth does not have to come with a larger environmental footprint. For their efforts, both firms were… More

  • 25
    Jul

    JTC offers solar power to homes, businesses

    The Straits Times by DEREK WONG

    Businesses and some home owners can now directly access solar energy from the national grid for the first time under a new programme by government agency JTC Corporation and energy retailer Sun Electric. The model, dubbed SolarRoof, allows power to… More

  • 20
    Jul

    Solving the world's potability problems

    The Business Times by ASIT K BISWAS,CECILIA TORTAJADA

    THE Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Within only one decade, it has become the most important global meeting on urban water and wastewater management. Thousands of the world's leading urban water experts… More

  • 19
    Jul

    All-electric ComfortDelGro cabs hit the roads in trial

    The Straits Times by CHRISTOPHER TAN

    Taxi giant ComfortDelGro's first two fully electric cabs will start plying today, dovetailing a growing trend among cab operators to steer away from diesel. The two Hyundai Ioniq Electric saloons will be the first battery-powered vehicles to enter the… More