Jul 14

Singapore to Promote Energy Management for Industries

There’s great news for environmentalists and eco-lovers: Singapore has begun to implement the Energy Conservation Act, which states that companies that consume large amounts of energy are mandated to manage their consumption, provide details of their operations, and submit energy efficiency plans every year to the National Environment Authority.

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Large energy consumers/sectors include manufacturing, electricity companies, gas, steam, compressed air, sewage, waste management and other manufacturing related service sectors. This act will affect more than 170 companies that account for more than half of the country’s energy demand. Saving or minimizing energy consumption will reduce demand for fuels (like coal, oil and natural gas) which means lower emissions of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming and pollution.

As a citizen, you can also contribute to energy conservation. You should also consider saving energy because change starts at the home. Here are practical energy conservation tips you can execute:

Choose energy efficient appliances. When choosing an air conditioner, refrigerator, television, radio, washing machine and other appliances, choose those that are energy efficient. This is easy, you can just look for the energy efficient label but if you want to know more about the details, you can ask the representatives.

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Reduce, reuse and recycle. Reduce the waste you generate by reusing and recycling it and its by-products. Remember for every product you reuse or recycle, you can save energy and decrease carbon dioxide emissions.

Use natural heating and cooling. Begin by planting trees. It can give shade to your surrounding and absorb carbon dioxide. Aside from that, you should bear in mind not to overheat or overcool your rooms. Regularly clean or better yet replace your air filters.

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