Energy Policy

Using Energy ResponsiblyEnergy Policy

  • Policy in a Nutshell
  • Our Key Targets
  • Our Main Plans
  • The Related Laws

Policy in a nutshell

  1. EDUCATING SINGAPOREANS ABOUT ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

    We encourage stakeholders in Singapore to learn about climate change, and learn how they can play their part to prevent it. Carbon emissions make up 97% of our total greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions cause more heat to be trapped into the atmosphere, leading to climate change. Energy consumption is one of the main sources of carbon in Singapore. Our industrial and commercial activities, transport systems and household appliances all run on electricity and fuel.

  2. PREPARING TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

    Singapore experiences the effects of climate change along with the rest of the world. The build-up of carbon dioxide - among other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - makes our weather hotter and raises the sea level around us. Our role is to increase understanding of the science and impacts of climate change and keep Singapore prepared.

  3. LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CUT OUR EMISSIONS

    A vibrant Singapore relies on readily available energy.


    However, we are constantly looking for ways to continue producing and consuming energy in an environmentally-responsible way.

  4. COOPERATING WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

    While climate change is a global challenge, Singapore remains committed to doing our part as a responsible member of the global community to tackle climate change.

OUR KEY TARGETS

Reduce our energy intensity, which is the amount of energy used to generate every dollar of growth.

OUR MAIN PLAN

  1. ENCOURAGING ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY

    The Energy Efficiency Programme Office (E2PO) drives energy conservation and efficiency efforts across various sectors. We strive to consume energy efficiently and minimise carbon emissions. Furthermore, we adopt right pricing of energy. We do not subsidise production or consumption of energy so as to encourage informed production and consumption choices.

  2. EDUCATING AND PROMOTING AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

    The negative effects of climate change take time to manifest. However, awareness and action have to begin now. We communicate the implications of climate change to stakeholders from the various sectors, and encourage them to take steps to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

  3. EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO GROW OUR ECONOMY IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY

    A vibrant Singapore relies on consuming energy.


    We push our boundaries through technological innovation and test-bedding. We also monitor advances in technology and leverage on them to help us achieve sustainable development.

  4. UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE AND WEATHER

    The science of climate change is complex and evolving. Singapore’s preparedness depends on a robust understanding of natural phenomena so that we can be one step ahead of its impac

THE RELATED LAWS

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT ACT

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT (ENERGY CONSERVATION) REGULATIONS

  3. ENERGY CONSERVATION ACT (TO BE INTRODUCED in 2013)

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