GHG Emission and R&D Singapore. Mar 2011. OUTLINE. National Circumstances GHG Emissions Policy Coordination R&D and Innovation. Inter-agency working group (IAWG) set up to draft Second NC Submitted to UNFCCC on 12 Nov 2010
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R&D and Innovation
Singapore Second NC
* COP decision 17/CP.8, non-Annex I Parties shall estimate national GHG inventories for the year 2000 for the Second NC
Population of ~ 5 million
Limited scope for renewables
Dependence on imported fossil fuels
clean alternative energy sources have been the focus.
Clean Energy Programme Office (CEPO)
The Clean Energy Programme Office focus on cluster development, technology development and internationalisation, with an emphasis on solar energy. S$50 million Clean Energy Research Programme (CERP) aims to kick start R&D.
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
With an investment of S$130 million over five years, this institute will conduct world-class industry-oriented research and development and train specialist manpower for the solar energy sector.
CNG Buses and Taxis
Energy Audit of Common Services in Public Housing
R&D and Innovation
S$50 million set aside over 5-year period for a new Research Fund for the Built Environment
S$20 million Innovation for Environmental Sustainability (IES) Fund provides financial grants for companies to test-bed innovative technologies which contribute to environmental sustainability.
Energy Projects under IES Fund
S$20 million Solar Capability Scheme (SCS) was launched in 2008 to enhance capabilities among system integrators and developers of solar energy systems.
S$17 million Clean Energy Research & Testbedding (CERT) programme allows facilities and buildings to be used as “field laboratory” for clean energy technologies, prior commercialisation