The requirements for mandatory energy management under Singapore’s new Energy Conservation Act has come into force this Earth Day on 22 April 2013.
The Act requires large energy consuming companies to register with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and implement mandatory energy management practices. Companies are required to appoint an energy manager, monitor and report energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and submit annual energy efficiency improvement plans. Read more
The much-anticipated National Climate Change Strategy 2012 (NCCS-2012) document was launched today by DPM Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (IMCCC).
The 140-page document outlines Singapore’s strategy and plans to address climate change and is published by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) in collaboration with the IMCCC agencies, and after private sector and public consultations.
Key Points in NCCS-2012
The NCCS-2012 document first outlines the challenges and impacts of climate change in Chapter 1 – Climate Change and Why It Matters, and highlights the current efforts by the world and Singapore’s own efforts in sustainable development and the constraints we face in Chapter 2 – Sustainable Development: Singapore’s National Circumstances. Read more
Singapore is well-known as a clean and green city with the government striving for environmental sustainability while growing the economy. The government has also identified Environmental and Water Technologies (EWT) including Clean Energy as strategic areas where Singapore has a competitive edge and which could generate future economic growth.
To accelerate the growth of the environmental industry and to maintain Singapore’s image as a City in a Garden, the government has initiated several funding and incentive schemes related to energy efficiency, clean energy, green buildings, water and environmental technologies, green transport and shipping, waste minimisation, energy and greenhouse gas management, and environmental initiatives and training.
The funding and incentive schemes are provided by government agencies such as:
- Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
- Economic Development Board (EDB)
- Energy Market Authority (EMA)
- Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
- Land Transport Authority (LTA)
- Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
- National Environment Agency (NEA)
- National Parks Board (NParks)
- PUB, the national water agency (PUB)
- SPRING Singapore (SPRING)
- Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
To help businesses understand what’s available, we have compiled a list of 35 government funding and incentives for the environment:
- Energy Efficiency Improvement Assistance Scheme (EASe)
- Grant for Energy Efficient Technologies (GREET)
- One-Year Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Energy Efficient Equipment and Technology (ADAS)
- Design for Efficiency Scheme (DfE)
- Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) Training Grant
- Clean Energy Research and Testbedding Programme (CERT)
- Energy Research Development Fund (ERDF)
- Solar Capability Scheme (SCS)
- Pilot Building Retrofit Energy Efficiency Financing (BREEF) Scheme
- Green Mark Incentive Scheme for Existing Buildings (GMIS-EB)
- Green Mark Incentive Scheme – Design Prototype (GMIS-DP)
- Green Mark Gross Floor Area Incentive Scheme (GM-GFA)
- MND Research Fund for the Built Environment
- A*STAR-MND Joint Grant Call
- Skyrise Greenery Incentive Scheme
- Sustainable Construction Capability Development Fund
- Water Efficiency Fund (WEF)
- Fast-Track Environmental and Water Technologies Incubator Scheme (Fast-Tech)
- TechPioneer Scheme
- Incentive for Research and Innovation Scheme (IRIS)
- Innovation Voucher Scheme
- Innovation for Environmental Sustainability (IES) Fund
- One-year Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Highly Efficient Pollution Control Equipment
- Land Transport Innovation Fund (LTIF)
- Green Vehicle Rebate (GVR)
- Transport Technology Innovation and Development Scheme (TIDES+)
- Green Technology Programme
- Green Ship Programme
- Green Port Programme
- 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Fund
- Environment Technology Research Programme (ETRP)
- Quality for Enterprises through Standards (QUEST) Programme
- Clean Development Mechanism Documentation Grant
- 3P Partnership Fund
- Infocomm Leadership and Development Programme (iLEAD) Expanded
Do you want to know more about the environmental scene in Singapore? Find out now from our 3rd edition of the Singapore Green Landscape.
This year, the Singapore Green Landscape 2012 provides a review of 90 key environmental news in Singapore last year, and gives an overview of 156 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), green groups, business associations and groups, green websites, government agencies, and institutes and centres in Singapore, which are related to the environment.
We hope that this publication is useful for everyone who wishes to know more about the state of the environment in Singapore, find and connect with the environmental organisations in Singapore, or explore personal and business opportunities. This publication is free for download. Feel free to share this.
The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) is currently preparing the National Climate Change Strategy 2012 (NCCS-2012) publication, and is seeking public feedback and ideas.
The NCCS-2012 will provide a framework and overall strategy for Singapore to tackle climate change, and will outline policies and measures to reduce emissions, cope with the impact of climate change and build our capabilities.
The public consultation by NCCS involves conducting an online consultation exercise, focus group sessions and community forums. You can give your feedback and ideas via the NCCS website from now till 14 Oct.