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OCBC Bank, through its #OCBCCares Environment Fund, has committed S$100,000 to support the implementation of the top five winning sustainability projects generated from the Sustainability Exchange progamme organised by EB Impact, the  non-profit sister organisation of Eco-Business. Launched today, the second edition of The Sustainability Exchange is a youth-mentorship programme aimed at solving sustainability challenges …

UOB has today launched U-Energy, the first integrated financing platform in Asia, to drive the development and adoption of energy efficiency projects for buildings and homes across four markets, starting in Singapore, followed by Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. With U-Energy, the Bank will help businesses and homeowners save on electricity bills, cut carbon emissions and …

The Singapore Energy Centre (SgEC) inaugural clean energy workshop was held virtually over Zoom and broadcasted live on YouTube on 12 Oct. The workshop brings together researchers and representatives from various agencies and related industries to unpack ways to accelerate Singapore’s clean energy transition efforts, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in the industry. It was …

Sembcorp Industries’ (Sembcorp) subsidiary Sembcorp Utilities, Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) and Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) have today signed a strategic collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the feasibility and implementation of a commercial-scale supply chain to deliver decarbonised hydrogen into Singapore, utilising Chiyoda’s proven hydrogen storage and transportation technology “SPERA Hydrogen™”. In May 2021, the Japanese …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched the third Say YES to Waste Less (SYTWL) campaign, which takes place from 27 September to 7 November 2021. The campaign spans 169 partners across almost 3,000 premises and is aimed at encouraging the public to lead a sustainable lifestyle by reducing food wastage and the use of …

Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, announced today that the National Parks Board (NParks) will be implementing more nature-based solutions to build the resilience of Singapore’s coasts. Since the success of a coastal protection project at Pulau Tekong in 2010, NParks has continued to employ nature-based solutions for …

Expected to set sail in the first half of 2023, the new 200-seater single-deck ferries will be used to transport passengers between mainland Singapore to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park on the island of Bukom, replacing the conventional diesel-powered ferries currently used. “Shipping’s future will involve different parts of the sector using different fuels, and …

UOB has launched U-Drive, an integrated green financing solution for the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in Singapore. The solution connects the EV value chain – from automotive brand owners, car dealers and charging point operators to end-users – seamlessly, helping to drive the adoption of green transportation as Singapore gears up for its transition to …

Researchers from NUS and Scripps Oceanography uncovered how climatic changes influence the evolution of oceanic insects A male Halobates splendens specimen The open oceans are harsh and hostile environments where insects might not be expected to thrive. In fact, only one insect group, ocean skaters, or water striders, has adapted to life on the open …

Dr Filip Biljecki (left) and Mr Abraham Noah Wu (right) at the solar roof of the SDE4 building. As cities around the world continue to urbanise, there is a greater need to expand and optimise existing spaces. Cities have accelerated looking into how underutilised rooftop spaces might contribute to climate action, food production, and other …