Singapore works towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by using less carbon-intensive fuels1
, and by improving energy efficiency.
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. The Energy Efficiency Programme Office (E2PO), a multi-agency committee led by NEA and the Energy Market Authority (EMA), was established to achieve these objectives.
NEA actively promotes energy efficiency in the industry, household, and public sectors through legislation, incentives, and public education.
Click below for more on NEA's energy efficiency programmes in the respective sectors.
1 Singapore has switched from fuel oil to natural gas as its main energy source for electricity generation. Natural gas produces the least carbon emissions per unit of electricity generated amongst fossil fuel-fired power plants. By increasing the share of natural gas used in electricity generation – from 19 per cent in 2000 to about 80 per cent today – Singapore has substantially reduced its emissions growth over the last decade.