Could floating solar panels be the key to clean energy in Singapore?

The nation’s Housing and Development Board says the technology would be well-suited to the land-scarce city-state

Singapore confirms carbon tax from 2019

The Singapore Government has confirmed plans to implement a carbon tax from 2019. The tax rate will start at $5 (£2.7) per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions until 2023, following which it will increase to between $10 (£5.4) and $15 (£8) per tonne of emissions by 2030. Announcing the plans as part of the Budget, […]

New deal boosts energy access in and around Singapore

An agreement has been signed to improve energy access in Singapore, South-East Asia and the Pacific. Schneider Electric, ENGIE Lab and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have agreed to boost infrastructure in off-grid areas with a series of microgrids. The joint initiative will form part of the existing Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator in Singapore (REIDS) project […]

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Singapore plans to impose a carbon tax in the next two years in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That means power producers and large carbon emitters will have to pay a tax for each tonne of carbon they release. The government states the carbon price “will generally be applied upstream, for example, on power stations […]

Singapore joins IEA as association country

Singapore has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country. The announcement was made by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran and IEA’s Executive Director Fatih Birol. The agency said being an IEA country is important for Singapore given its role as a regional energy hub in the heart of Southeast Asia […]

London among top smart cities in the world

London has been named the third smart city in the world. New research suggests the capital’s key strengths lie in its investment in congestion reduction initiatives. Some of the congestion and mobility measures are the congestion charge, rollout of smart parking, road sensors and variable message signs in roads, research firm Juniper states. The UK’s […]

Global Platform for Sustainable Cities launched

A new global platform is expected to help mobilise up to $1.5 billion (£1bn) for urban sustainability programmes in the next five years. City leaders from around the world met in Singapore (pictured) today for the launch of the ‘Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’ (GPSC) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will work with a […]

World’s coolest taxi? EVAn better…

The world’s first electric taxi for tropical cities has been launched. The taxi called EVA has a fast-charging battery system which gives a range of up to 200km (124 miles) after a 15-minute recharge. EVA also has a cooling system in the seats which suck the moisture and heat from the surface. The project was built […]

New cleantech exchange platform launched in Asia

A new online marketplace that will link low carbon technology companies with possible clients has been launched in Asia. Called IPEx Clean Asia, the pilot service will broker technology transfers from developed countries to nations in Asia as well as provide a platform for knowledge sharing. It will be based in Singapore and initially focus […]

UK, Singapore reaffirm climate change commitment

The UK and Singapore have reaffirmed their commitment to continue taking action to tackle climate change. The announcement follows Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s visit to the Kew Gardens in London last week. A joint statement stated both nations will “work constructively” at the climate change negotiations to achieve a new agreement in Paris […]