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The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Of Singapore submitted a strategy to minimize carbon emissions involving erecting solar energy structures and researching on developing clean energy alternatives to transition to eco-friendly clean energy.
This strategy is part of Singapore’s way of recuperating from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The co-founder of environmental site LepakinG Mr. Ho Xiang Tian said that “The pandemic exposes their vulnerabilities that they intend to solve. First, they have to restrategize the economy to meet their annual goals. After that, they have to design projects to actualize an emission-free country so that global warming minimizes.He said that they will follow suit and replace fossil-fuels with green energy considering the country depends on natural gas and its substitutes to generate electricity.
Xiang stated that incentives like the Resource Efficiency Grant for Energy aim at encouraging firms to invest in renewables. These incentives are sparking investors to venture power sources like hydrogen technology, geothermal power, solar, and wind energy.
The Singapore Youth For Climate Action spokesperson said it is devastating to note that the country is yet to implement laws on the transition to renewable energy.
The country is not showing progress in its fight against global warming and climate change, she added.
The MTI suggested that the Singapore government should consider this shelter-in-place period to look into the green energy plan. This can be Singapore’s opportunity to focus on climatic challenges,she highlighted.
Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB, and Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), announced the signing of a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to build a 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir. The agreement signing followed PUB’s announcement that it has appointed Sembcorp to design, build, own and operate this project.
This project will be fully operational in 2021. It aims to be a global showcase of operational excellence and safety as Singapore’s largest, as well as one of the world’s largest, inland floating solar PV systems.
Under the agreement, Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore will deploy over 146,000 solar panels at Tengeh Reservoir in Tuas, covering an area of around 45 football fields.