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As of 17 August 2020, there have been 25,053 reported dengue cases this year. 1,341 cases were reported last week, a drop of 327 from the week before. Whilst this is more than 400 cases below the historical peak of 1,792 this year, we are still in the midst of the traditional peak dengue season, …

National Water Agency PUB and Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), are pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir. This marks a significant milestone in building one of the world’s largest inland floating solar PV systems, which …

A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from NUS Economics revealed that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in turn increases the carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity. The study, set in Singapore, revealed that better air quality will bring about climate co-benefits – in reducing electricity generation …

As of 4 August 2020, there have been 22,403 reported dengue cases this year. While there was a more than a 20 per cent decline in cases (of 412 cases) last week, the weekly numbers remain high, and more than 600,000 households are located in over 390 dengue clusters islandwide. As we are still in …

To help the maritime industry reduce carbon emissions, tech firms can receive a boost during this COVID-19 recession from a new multi-million maritime technology scale-up initiative led by the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Technologies such as low carbon alternative fuels, maritime port equipment electrification, renewable energy integration, fuel …

As of 23 July 2020, there have been close to 20, 000 reported dengue cases this year. With the escalating number of dengue cases and more than 600, 000 households located in over 400 dengue clusters islandwide, urgent collective community effort is critical to bring down the case numbers. The National Environment Agency (NEA) is …

Shockingly, one country is responsible for more than half of Asia’s total plastic manufacturing contribution.   Asia accounts for more than half of the plastic manufactured in the world for the year 2018, according to the data from Plastics Europe. Highlights Globally, Plastics Europe estimates that 359 million tonnes of plastic were produced in 2018. …

A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has created a perovskite solar mini module that has recorded the highest power conversion efficiency of any perovskite-based device larger than 10 cm2.​ Perovskites are new materials that have emerged as promising alternatives to silicon in solar cell applications. The material offers power conversion efficiencies …

Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP), has commenced commercial operations with effect from 29 June 2020. KMEDP is operated by Marina East Water Pte Ltd (Marina East Water), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure). Under the Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) arrangement with National …

More smart Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) will be set up across the island from 30 June 2020 under the Recycle N Save initiative, offering a wider range of non- monetary rewards to households when they recycle their empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans at the smart RVMs. The RVM programme, part of the Recycle N …