Mr Masagos Zulkifli stressed Singapore’s commitment to fight climate change, given that the island-state is vulnerable to the environmental impact. TODAY file photo

SINGAPORE — Next year will be designated the “Year of Climate Action” for Singapore, the Environment and Water Resources Minister announced on Thursday (Nov 16).

Read more: S’pore declares 2018 as ‘Year of Climate Action’


The sunny island nation is harnessing the power of the sun to charge the development of its clean energy industry. In the run up to the Asia Clean Energy Summit in October 2017, Eco-Business looks back at the evolution of Singapore’s solar sector over the last decade.

The sunrise over Singapore's highly urbanised landscape. Can one of the world's most densely populated countries harvest solar energy from building facades? Image: Bo Nielsen, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Read more: Singapore’s 10-year journey in urban solar


The government recently announced big steps forward in Singapore’s renewable energy future, it intends to install solar panels across all new Housing Development Board blocks, with costs of installation about 40 percent less than before.

Read more: Hydrogen a more sustainable bet for Singapore’s energy future — Jason Tan Han Wei


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