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Under the Land Transport Master Plan 2040, we have committed to encouraging adoption of cleaner and greener vehicles for a more environmentally sustainable land transport sector. As part of Budget 2020, Government is introducing measures to facilitate adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs), which is one of the cleanest and lowest-emission vehicular technologies available today. We …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is enhancing the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) for the Environmental Services (ES) industry by raising the total grant cap and extending the PSG to the pest management sector. With effect from 1 March 2020, eligible companies can be supported up to 70 per cent of the qualifying cost, capped at …

Emerging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live. The ongoing coronavirus is an example of the close relationships between urban development and new or re-emerging infectious diseases. Like the SARS pandemic of 2003, the connections between accelerated urbanization, more far-reaching and faster means of transportation, and less distance between urban …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) kick-started an “SG Clean” campaign to galvanise collective action, from individuals to local businesses, to work together to keep our public toilets, hawker centres, community spaces and other premises clean. Speaking at the Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (EWR), Mr Masagos Zulkifli, …

The World Health Organisation said this week it may be 18 months before a vaccine against the coronavirus is publicly available. Let’s explore why, even with global efforts, it might take this long. China shared publicly the full RNA sequence of the virus – now known as SARS-CoV-2 rather than COVID-19, which refers to the …

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) unveiled plans to enhance our green spaces in the city. As part of ongoing plans to enhance Orchard Road as a lifestyle destination and to ‘Bring Back the Orchard’, Singapore’s signature street is envisioned to be transformed into a lush green corridor by introducing new …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched a new NEA-Industry Scholarship Programme for the Environmental Services (ES) industry to attract local talent to join ES companies. This is part of our efforts to build a skilled and resilient ES workforce, which is a key strategy of the Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map (ES ITM). Full-term …

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have signed a power purchase agreement with Sembcorp Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), to install and operate rooftop solar panels on their premises. The solar panels will help to power onsite operations at various locations, with surplus power generated channelled to Singapore and Changi …

National water agency PUB has appointed Sembcorp Solar Singapore Pte Ltd to construct Singapore’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir. With a solar capacity of 60 megawatt-peak (MWp), it will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar PV systems, when completed in 2021. PUB called for a Request for Proposal …

With a new infectious disease outbreak on our doorstep, we might ask ourselves: are we reacting to the coronavirus in a way that is proportional to the threat? The problem is that when it comes to infectious disease epidemics, we have a strong tendency to overreact emotionally and underreact behaviourally. The overreaction aspect may be …