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DBS Bank (DBS) announced that it has converted to a green facility, its EUR 500 million bank guarantee issuance facility with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Siemens Gamesa). Siemens Gamesa is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. Under this green facility, Siemens Gamesa will be able to issue Green Guarantees to support …

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 …

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 …

SGInnovate unveiled the findings of its new study, “Understanding the Science and Technology Talent Landscape in Singapore”, which found that the majority of research and development (R&D) and technical professionals (88%) based here believe Singapore will remain competitive as a global science and technology R&D and product development hub in the next 10 years. The respondents …

Ahead of the delivery of Singapore’s 2020 Budget Statement, KPMG has put forward its perspectives and proposals for Singapore to make bold strides towards becoming the Transformation Capital of Asia. The three key areas of focus are: leveraging digital transformation, promoting sustainable business models and providing greater support for enterprises to accelerate their transformation journey. …

Even as built environment professionals embrace biophilic design, CPG seeks to question and push the boundaries of integrating nature into our structures and spaces. One possible exploratory approach to this is Biotic Design. Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson coined the term ‘Biophilia’ in 1984 to describe humans’ natural attraction to nature and its elements, such …

CapitaLand has been recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable corporations for the third consecutive year.  CapitaLand was ranked #63 in the 2020 Global 100 ‘Most Sustainable Corporations In The World’ index by Corporate Knights Inc.  This is CapitaLand’s eighth inclusion in the prestigious index. In Corporate Knights Inc’s analysis of company age and …

Human beings have experienced an incredible period of development for more than a century. Global average life expectancy has increased from around 30 years in 1900 to more than 70 today. The global economy is around 80 times larger than it was in 1900. It has been a period for life-altering inventions and discoveries. There have …

Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness light energy and convert the dissolved plastics into formic acid – a chemical used …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has been recognised for its outstanding engineering feat in the development of Semakau Landfill. The 2019 Hassib J. Sabbagh Award for Engineering Construction Excellence, by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) was presented to NEA at an award ceremony held this evening (23 Nov) in Melbourne, Australia. This prestigious …