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The National Environment Agency (NEA) is seeking community support in our collective dengue prevention efforts, as we enter the traditional peak dengue season. 529 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 16 May 2020, higher than the 300 to 400 weekly cases that we have seen for the first four months this year. As we enter the warmer months ahead, the increased risk of higher transmission …

A new cooling technology co-developed by NUS researchers is being installed in commercial applications across Singapore. The team from NUS Mechanical Engineering, working with industry collaborator Ecoline Solar, developed the next generation of hybrid solar-thermal air conditioners, to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint associated with cooling buildings. Now, the novel technology is taking off, with clients …

An international study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists found that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metre by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not achieved. The study used projections by more than 100 international experts for the global mean sea-level changes under …

Sunseap Group Pte Ltd (Sunseap), Singapore’s leading provider of renewable energy solutions, crosses a new milestone of more than 300 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) contracted solar capacity in the Republic. The solar power company said today that its installed capacity of nearly 168 MWp is almost half of the 350 MWp deployment target by the Singapore government …

The Energy Market Authority announced “Creating Our Low Carbon Energy Future Together” as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented challenge for the energy industry with the uncertain economic and energy demand outlook.  At the same time, this crisis could help accelerate the transition to …

Economic slowdown, trade tensions, and recently, a global pandemic are some challenges that can impede the growth of the renewable energy industry. However, there are also opportunities for growth. In April 2019, renewables outpaced coal in terms of electricity generated in the United States, Energy Information Administration (EIA), reports. This is the first time such …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has earlier called for stepped-up community action against dengue – necessary even during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) circuit breaker period. The total number of dengue cases in 2020 has exceeded 6,000 – more than double that over the same period in 2019. The number of weekly dengue cases remains …

A Keppel-led consortium has received the Letter of Acceptance from the National Environment Agency (NEA) for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract worth approximately S$1.5 billion, for the development of a Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facility and a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for Singapore’s new Tuas Nexus IWMF1. The consortium comprising Keppel Seghers Engineering Singapore Pte …

Singtel has taken another key step forward in its environmental sustainability strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, with a new solar energy installation at Bedok Data Centre. The installation, which commenced operations in March, will generate some 2,059 MWh of clean energy per year and account for 10% of the data centre’s energy needs, …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) calls for urgent stepped-up community action against dengue – necessary even amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) circuit breaker period. The total number of dengue cases in 2020 as at mid-April is already close to 5,800, more than double that over the same period in 2019. With the traditional dengue …