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The public sector will lead the way to pursue sustainable development with the GreenGov.SG initiative. Formerly known as the Public Sector Taking the Lead in Environmental Sustainability (PSTLES) initiative, the GreenGov.SG initiative forms a component and enabler of the recently launched Singapore Green Plan 2030. Introduced in 2006, the PSTLES initiative was aimed at improving …

Keppel REIT Management Limited, as Manager of Keppel REIT, is pleased to announce that Ocean Financial Centre has become Singapore’s first commercial building to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for its robust health and safety management. Ocean Financial Centre is managed by Keppel Land Limited[1]. Mr Paul Tham, …

Three Shell service stations in Tampines, Pasir Ris, and Lakeview will soon be powered by clean energy and provide fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs). The Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Shell have jointly awarded a research grant to a consortium led by local solar company Eigen Energy Pte Ltd (Eigen Energy) to develop Singapore’s …

Sembcorp Marine Ltd has secured a sustainability-linked financing facility which references the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (“SORA”) from DBS Bank, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Marine Financial Services Pte. Ltd.  This SGD 500 million facility is believed to be the first SORA-based sustainability-linked loan for the maritime industry. The loan’s interest rate comprises two …

DBS is launching Singapore’s first green car loan, the DBS Green Car Loan, to encourage car owners in Singapore to reduce their carbon footprint. Available from 1 March 2021, the DBS Green Car Loan provides a 1.68% p.a.[1] car loan to all customers purchasing new and used electric and hybrid vehicles. The rate is currently …

The technology to produce hydrogen has existed for decades, so why is it only now gaining traction as a source of clean energy? There’s no dearth of climate change deniers who vehemently dispute global warming, including former U.S. President Donald Trump. But the world has largely woken up to one of the gravest challenges staring …

Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise and improves indoor ventilation. Called the Acoustic Friendly Ventilation Window (AFVW), this novel system cuts environment noise …

Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsius per decade since 1970, based on data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app is collaborating with Panasonic Corporation on an integrated marketing campaign that aims to bring better in-car air quality and enhance overall in-car experience to GrabCar Premium users. Through a fully-integrated campaign that combines GrabAds’ unique online and offline advertising solutions, Grab will turn 5,500 GrabCar Premium vehicles across four …

Since the launch of the Recycle N Save initiative in October 2019, close to 4 million plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans have been collected through the 50 smart Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) deployed across Singapore, including those under the Recycle N Save School Education Programme. This translates to approximately 200 containers collected a …