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Electronics Recycling Asia 2015

2015.11.24 The Electronics Recycling Asia 2015 conference, organised by the World Recycling Forum (WRF), took place on November 10-13 in the scenic surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, where the presidents of China and Taiwan had shaken hands at the very same location just a few days earlier. Although the number of participants in the…

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FoodNews Juice Asia Conference

2014.05.24 We spend a lot of time here attending conferences on serious issues of oil, energy, and environment and reporting back to you with what we’ve learned, but sometimes something that initially seems a bit more light-hearted comes around. This was the case with this week’s FoodNews Juice Asia conference, held in the Singapore Sheraton…

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Get ready for a massive renewable energy boom

2014.01.08 Renewables are projected to be the fastest growing source of energy over the next 30 years. And that’s a conservative estimate. Renewables will be the fastest growing source of energy between now and 2040, according to new projections from the Energy Information Administration. The EIA forecasts that from 2012 to 2040, solar, wind, and geothermal production will…

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SMC Annual Conference 2013: SIMTech Senior Manager Lee Hock Wee presenting on manufacturing hot spots

Energy efficiency in manufacturing

2013.11.12 According to statistics by e2 Singapore, 40 percent of energy consumption is used by the industrial sector. With the rising cost of energy, coupled with the common wastage of energy in the manufacturing sector, the need for energy efficiency is important – not just to lower costs practically, but also to become more environmentally…

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Global carbon emissions (1)

Global carbon emissions grew more slowly in 2012. But will they ever decline?

2013.11.11 Worldwide carbon-dioxide emissions rose to yet another record high last year — some 34.5 billion tons from fossil fuels and cement production. But there was a small bit of good news for those worried about unchecked global warming. The pace of emissions growth now appears to be slowing. That’s the conclusion of a big new report from…

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Solar Pioneer Awards winners: Pratt & Whitney, Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore American School, Eagle Services Asia and Sheng Siong Supermarkets, together with Mr Ronnie Koh and Mr Goh Chee Kiong

Awarding the future of solar energy

2013.11.04 With solar energy vast becoming the future of energy in Singapore, there have been increasing efforts by the public and private sectors to commit to this clean and renewable source of energy. Some firms have started to realize that investing in solar energy not only reduces carbon footprints, but cuts costs in the long…

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Coal to overtake oil as main source of energy by 2020

2013.10.31 Despite government efforts to reduce carbon emissions, coal is set to overtake oil as the world’s main source of energy by 2020, with potentially devastating effects in the environment, energy consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said Monday. According to William Durbin, president of global markets at Wood Mackenzie, China and India are turning to coal since it is…

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