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  • 25
    Apr

    What Singapore can learn from Sweden's e-waste recycling push

    The Straits Times by AMITA BAECKER

    At 44.7 million tonnes in 2016, e-waste is often quoted as the fastest-growing waste stream on the planet - yet only 20 per cent of global e-waste is documented to be collected and recycled. As electronic appliances and gadgets grow to be an increasingly… More

  • 20
    Apr

    When construction noise impacts electricity consumption

    The Business Times by SUMIT AGARWAL

    AS a tropical nation, Singapore experiences a climatic phenomenon called urban heat island effect, which causes temperatures to vary up to 7 degrees between morning and evening hours. It is more pronounced in housing estates located near construction… More

  • 18
    Apr

    Sustainable development: What does it really mean?

    The Business Times by TILAK K DOSHI

    SUSTAINABLE development is mom's apple pie and the central organising principle of all things environmental. Governments and companies are all for it. 2018 has been announced as the Year of Climate Action in Singapore, and the country holds Asean's… More

  • 16
    Apr

    Asean power grid will raise use of renewables, says energy body

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore A TOP official of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has called on Asean to work towards a regionally interconnected grid so that its member states can adopt renewable energy on a larger scale. Speaking to The Business Times,… More

  • 13
    Apr

    New green method to strengthen buildings

    The Straits Times by ERVIN TAN

    Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found a way to use wood waste to strengthen building materials. The new method uses biochar, which is a material produced when heat is used to decompose sawdust. The researchers from the… More

  • 09
    Apr

    Making room for renewable energy

    The Business Times by ANGELA TAN

    ACROMEC, which designs and maintains laboratories and sterile facilities, had an interesting proposition when it sought an initial public offer (IPO) in Singapore in 2016. Boasting a stellar client list which included Singapore General Hospital, A*Star,… More

  • 06
    Apr

    Ray of hope in rise of solar energy

    The Straits Times by NIRMAL GHOSH US BUREAU CHIEF IN WASHINGTON

    Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before last year, a new study says. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other energy technology - renewable,… More

  • 06
    Apr

    'Energy islands' among new solar energy projects launched

    The Business Times

    Singapore "SINGAPORE, a sunny island set in the sea", as a song goes, may soon have "energy islands" made up of solar panels floating in the sea. These "islands" will supply electricity to nearby industrial zones or living areas, under a project by… More

  • 05
    Apr

    A*Star, Canada's Hydro-Quebec to set up US$20m lab at Biopolis

    The Business Times by WONG KAI YI

    Singapore THE Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) announced on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Canadian renewable energy company Hydro-Quebec to set up a US$20 million joint laboratory in Singapore's Biopolis to develop batteries… More

  • 03
    Apr

    Australian waste-to-energy firm Anergy sets up global HQ in Singapore

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore AUSTRALIAN waste-to-energy firm Anergy has set up its global headquarters in Singapore, in order to grow and develop on the international stage. The firm, established in Bunbury in Western Australia in 2016, has a technology which turns waste… More