Singapore’s strategy to minimize carbon emissions involves erecting solar energy structures and researching on developing clean energy alternatives. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) submits this strategy as its decision to transition to the eco-friendly clean energy. This strategy is part of Singapore’s way of recuperating from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Various countries are exercising a clean energy transition in different ways. Other countries are declaring incentives on both renewables and electric vehicles to reduce emissions.
Countries like South Korea are sensitizing their citizens to defect from fossil-fuel systems and adopt efficient renewable energy systems. The country is installing infrastructure for the generation of renewable energy.
On the other hand, Singapore is settling its citizens with funds to help them adjust to the novel coronavirus pandemic. This nation is also formulating programs that safeguard employees while they tidy up from the epidemic. The country is forming a task force to analyze how they can invigorate the economy back to action in places hard-hit by the pandemic. This task force also has the task of thinking about the eventualities in case they make the wrong decisions in these challenging times.
Singaporeans are hoping for an action plan to focus on the sidelined communities and how they can be empowered to improve their living standards. Additionally, jobs are developing new renewable energy projects.
The co-founder of environmental site LepaklnSG Mr. Ho Xiang Tian says that the pandemic exposes their vulnerabilities that they intend to solve. First, they have to restrategize the economy to meet their annual goals. After that, they have to design projects to actualize an emission-free country so that global warming minimizes. Mr. Xiang says that they will follow suit and replace fossil-fuels with green energy considering the country depends on natural gas and its substituents to generate electricity.
Xiang reports that incentives like the Resource Efficiency Grant for Energy aim at encouraging firms to invest in renewables. These incentives are sparking investors to venture power sources like hydrogen technology, geothermal power, solar, and wind energy.
The Singapore Youth For Climate Action spokesperson says that it is devastating to note that the country is yet to implement laws on the transition to renewable energy. She adds that the country is not showing progress in its fight against global warming and climate change.
Finally, the spokesperson advises the Singapore government to consider this shelter-in-place period to look into the green energy plan. She reiterates that this can be Singapore’s opportunity to focus on climatic challenges.