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  • 05
    Mar

    Carbon tax plan allows emitters time to act

    The Straits Times by AUDREY TAN

    Singapore's carbon tax plan, with its low initial rate and hike in the longer term, is one that makes sense, say experts. Access to renewable energy options such as wind or tidal power here - an important factor that must be considered when putting… More

  • 23
    Feb

    Lower initial carbon tax aimed at helping companies transit: Masagos

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore THE lower initial carbon tax of S$5 a tonne is to allow companies to adjust their processes and also become familiar with the compliance work required, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli. Companies would… More

  • 20
    Feb

    Power generation company looks for ways to be greener

    The Straits Times by AUDREY TAN

    PacificLight is one of the newest kids on the power generation block. Its $1.2 billion plant on Jurong Island began operating four years ago and is fitted with relatively new equipment, making it more energy efficient than older plants. Since then,… More

  • 20
    Feb

    Singapore's carbon tax to start at S$5 a tonne

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore INDUSTRY observers welcomed Singapore's soft start in its implementation of a carbon tax through an initial price lower than the range provided earlier by the government, though some affected companies continue to hope for benchmarks to be… More

  • 20
    Feb

    SRC completes US$500m upgrade on Jurong Island

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore SINGAPORE Refining Company (SRC), the smallest of Singapore's three refineries, has completed its new petrol clean fuels facility and cogeneration plant on Jurong Island at the cost of US$500 million. The project, which received final investment… More

  • 15
    Feb

    Three Singapore-based companies win solar project deals

    The Business Times by STEPHANIE LUO

    Singapore THREE Singapore-based companies have secured deals for solar-related projects in the Asia-Pacific. The first project will see Sunseap International and a Singapore infrastructure development and investment company jointly develop a solar power… More

  • 13
    Feb

    Schneider Electric, Ikea tap solar power in Singapore

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore FRENCH energy management company Schneider Electric and Swedish furniture group Ikea Singapore have moved to tap solar for their electricity needs in Singapore. The former will use solar energy generated by offsite rooftop solar systems, while… More

  • 07
    Feb

    Nissan to launch new electric vehicle model from April

    The Business Times by STEPHANIE LUO

    Singapore JAPANESE car maker Nissan will be launching a new version of one of its electric vehicle models in its coming fiscal year in more than 60 markets including Singapore, a move that could help the Republic towards its goal of halving its carbon… More

  • 02
    Feb

    E-waste: Electronics goods producers, retailers to face collection targets

    The Business Times by ANDREA SOH

    Singapore THE Singapore government will be requiring electronic goods producers and possibly even retailers to collect the products they sell and ensure that they are recycled or disposed of properly. Under such an approach known as Extended Producer… More

  • 01
    Feb

    Singapore's mountain of e-waste

    The Straits Times by SAMANTHA BOH

    In the 10 minutes you take to read this article, roughly 1,141kg of electrical and electronic items would have been thrown away by people and companies across Singapore. That is the weight of around 7,610 mobile phones. In a year, this figure balloons… More