Singapore works towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by using less carbon-intensive fuels, and by improving energy efficiency.
In order to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, Singapore has switched from carbon-intensive fuel oil to natural gas for electricity generation. Natural gas, which has lower carbon content per unit of electricity generated, now constitutes more than 95 per cent of Singapore’s fuel mix for electricity generation. However, there are limits to how much further Singapore can reduce its emissions. Therefore, improving energy efficiency will remain a key focus for Singapore.
A whole-of-government approach has been adopted to implement measures to improve the energy efficiency and to reduce the energy use of various sectors. NEA actively promotes energy efficiency in the industrial, household, and public sectors through legislation, incentives, and public education. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) promote energy efficiency in the buildings and transport sectors, respectively.
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