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  • 29
    Mar

    Local banks need to match S'pore's green push

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    AS Singapore designates 2018 to be the Year of Climate Action, there has been much talk about how the country can play a role in leading the fight against climate change. The government has received some 70,000 pledges, including some by companies pledging… More

  • 28
    Mar

    Acromec inks MOU to build waste-to-energy plant

    The Business Times by LEE MEIXIAN

    Singapore ENGINEERING firm Acromec on Tuesday announced that its 80 per cent subsidiary, Acropower, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HL Plus for Acropower to build, own and operate an organic waste-to-energy plant. This will be located… More

  • 28
    Mar

    Clear, reliable policy direction in Asean needed to attract renewables investment: IRENA

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore SOUTH-EAST Asian countries need to set clear policy and regulatory frameworks for investors to want to invest in renewable energy, according to the top official of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The costs of renewable energy… More

  • 27
    Mar

    Shell plans solar panels for its Singapore units

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore ROYAL Dutch Shell will be installing solar panels at its petrol stations in Singapore, and could also do the same for its refining and petrochemical complex here - its largest in the world, according to a top official. "We're thinking about… More

  • 23
    Mar

    French energy firm Engie to invest S$80m in Singapore innovation centre, create 170 jobs

    The Business Times by NAVIN SREGANTAN

    Singapore FRENCH utility company Engie will invest S$80 million in Singapore over the next five years to develop an innovation centre, and drive digital initiatives and technical competencies in energy efficiency for the region, it said on Thursday.… More

  • 22
    Mar

    Waste to potable water - S'pore's solution to world's water problems

    The Business Times by NG JOO HEE

    ON this World Water Day, it is a sad fact that a large swathe of humanity continues to be thirsty. Number six of the United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) calls for ensuring the "availability and sustainable management of water and… More

  • 21
    Mar

    Carbon tax Bill passed amid competitiveness concerns

    The Straits Times by AUDREY TAN

    As the first country in South-east Asia to put a price on carbon emissions, Singapore could run the risk of becoming less competitive than countries with no such tax, said some MPs as they asked for more details about the impending carbon tax. Yet,… More

  • 13
    Mar

    What does economics have to do with the environment?

    The Straits Times by EUSTON QUAH

    To what extent are environmental problems economic problems? And if so, how can economic instruments be used to tackle these problems? To answer this, one must understand the nature of an economic problem. An economic problem is one that has the characteristic… More

  • 08
    Mar

    OCBC pumps S$87,000 into six green projects

    The Business Times by RACHEL MUI

    Singapore OCBC is forking out S$87,000 to fund six ground-up proposals addressing environmental issues in Singapore. These efforts range from waste-management solutions to restoring the environment and enhancing biodiversity. Launched in July 2017,… More

  • 06
    Mar

    Green bonds and other ideas for sustainability in the Budget

    The Straits Times by SIMON TAY AND LAU XIN YI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

    Some credit the recent Singapore Budget as being responsible and responsive. Many ministries face spending cuts, while infrastructure spending will increase to position Singapore for "vibrant and innovative" economic growth. Other comments focus on… More