The green potential of Singapore’s energy industry

Emily Koh, George Loumakis

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The Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore is well-known to be a technologically advanced and affluent country. It has a GDP per capita of US$105,689, ranking 3rd in the world according to the International Monetary fund. It also scores 0.935 on the Human Development Index coming in at 9th in the world.

Despite this, Singapore is powered by only a small percentage of renewable energy, relying almost exclusively on imported natural gas. By 2030, only 8% of its electricity demands would be met by renewable energy sources (Singapore’s Approach To Alternative Energy, n.d.). In contrast to other developed nations, this is hugely underwhelming.

This article aims to present a potential future in which Singapore is powered using the best available clean energy technology and renewable energy sources. The following analysis explores the impact of fully exploiting its solar potential, transitioning towards the use of electric vehicles and buying clean energy from neighbouring countries to fuel the ever-increasing energy demand of its population.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRenewable Energy Institute
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • energy
  • sustainability


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