The one-hectare floating solar PV test bed on Tengeh Reservoir. A range of solar cells and flotation devices are being tested for environmental impact and efficiency. Image: Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore Singapore aims to peak its greenhouse gas emissions at 65 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide-equivalent around 2030, and will work towards halving its emissions to 33 million tonnes by 2050. In the second half of the century, after 2050, the city-state will work towards achieving net zero emissions as soon as is viable, the government announced on Friday. But in transiting to what it called the low-carbon economy, the government said it intends to continue growing the economy and create more jobs and opportunities. Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament that the country’s enhanced 2030 nationally determined contribution (NDC)—which refers to nations’ pledges to cut emissions and curb climate change under the global Paris Agreement—is to peak emissions at 65 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent around 2030. Singapore had earlier pledged, by 2030, to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent from 2005 levels. Under its latest NDC, Singapore will also expand the scope of its pledge to include a seventh […]

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