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

Lessons From Nova Scotia On Developing Renewable Energy

October 30, 2013 by  
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By Cheng Zhi Wei

Tidal power by saavem

Speaking at the Opening Plenary of the Asia Future Energy Forum yesterday as part of the Singapore International Energy Week 2013, Mr Bruce Cameron, Executive Director, Sustainable and Renewable Energy, Nova Scotia Department of Energy in Canada, shared his experience of developing Nova Scotia’s ocean energy sector and the factors that led to their success.

His presentation highlighted the holistic approach Nova Scotia has adopted to the development of its tidal energy potential and holds many lessons for government officials and businesses who are looking to tap other renewable resources in their countries. According to Mr Cameron, besides resource endowment, public engagement and government leadership are key for the successful and sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s tides. Read more

Singapore Shares Initiatives for the Energy Market at the Singapore International Energy Week 2013

October 28, 2013 by  
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Minister S Iswaran speaking at SIEW 2013

Mr S Iswran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, shares Singapore’s initiatives for the energy market at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2013. SIEW is an annual gathering of global energy leaders from the government, industry and international organisations to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. This year’s theme, New Horizons in Energy, highlights the resurgence of new oil and gas supplies, and the emergence of technologies that are shaping global energy dynamics.

Singapore is currently diversifying its energy sources through the new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and preparing for solar energy. The LNG terminal started operations in May this year with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa), and the eventual plan is to expand the terminal with 4 tanks to boost its capacity to 9 Mtpa by 2016.The terminal helps to enhance energy security and allow Singapore to explore opportunities in LNG trading, break bulking and bunkering. Read more