The Future Transport Ecosystem and Car-Sharing

November 1, 2013 by  
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By Cheng Zhi Wei

Carsharing by lilie

One of the many suggested solutions to the urban mobility challenges of tomorrow is car-sharing. While there are several examples of car-sharing in Singapore, it has not taken off at the level needed to generate noticeable impact on the transport network.

Speaking at a session on Electromobility at the Asia Smart Grid/Electromobility conference under the Singapore International Energy Week 2013, Mr Eugene Ng, Director, Urban Solutions, Bosch Software Innovations (SI), presented his company’s suite of software solutions that aim to form building blocks for the urban transport solutions of tomorrow. Read more

Yokohama Smart City Project Demonstrates Energy Management and Demand Response in Smart Cities

October 22, 2013 by  
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As cities in Asia grow economically, they would also need to be smarter in their energy usage and management. What would smart cities with energy management of households, buildings and local communities look like? To find out more, Asia is Green looks at a smart city project in Japan.

The Yokohama Smart City Project (YSCP) is one of the largest smart city demonstration projects in Japan, piloted in three Yokohama districts – the Minato Mirai 21 district, the Kohoku New Town district, and the Yokohama Green Valley district. This project was selected as a Next Generation Energy Infrastructure and Social System Demonstration Area by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April 2010, and is expected to be completed by 2014. Read more

Singapore’s strategies to meet its energy challenge amid an uncertain global energy future

October 31, 2011 by  
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Singapore is taking steps to address its energy challenge by diversifying energy mix, managing energy demand, and encouraging innovative technologies, amid an uncertain global energy future.

During his Opening Address at the Singapore Energy Lecture, which kicks off the annual Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2011, Mr S Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, shares Singapore’s three strategies in addressing its energy challenge, given its over dependence on energy imports and the need to secure reliable and affordable energy supplies.

Diversify Energy Supply

Mr Iswaran shared that the key thrust of Singapore’s energy strategy is the diversification of its energy supplies through Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and electricity imports. Singapore will also continue to explore other options like solar energy. Read more

Singapore’s Greenlots Set to Lead in Global Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

April 26, 2011 by  
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Interest in electric vehicles is gaining momentum around the world and most major car manufacturers are starting to produce electric cars. The increased interest and usage of electric vehicles (EV) would have to be supported by intelligent EV charging networks, and a local company, Greenlots, is set to lead in global EV charging solutions.

About Greenlots

Started in late 2008, Greenlots is a Singapore-based company that designs and delivers hardware and software to enable EV manufacturers and distributors, utilities, municipalities and other businesses to set up their own EV charging network. Greenlots is Asia’s leading provider of charging networks with installations in ten countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Poland, Italy, Austria, UK, Ireland and Thailand. Read more