05 Nov '11, 1pm

Energy efficient programme to assist low-income households

Energy efficient programme to assist low-income households

SINGAPORE: In the next three years, low-income households in central Singapore will have their light bulbs converted to energy-efficient alternatives. The aim is to help them save a collective $160,000 in utilities bills. And if successful, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the project could be rolled out nationwide. Madam Annie has been living with her sister in a one-room rental flat for six years. The 62-year-old widow chalks up a monthly average of $60 on utility bills, and the switch to an energy-efficient bulb makes a difference. "It (energy-efficient bulb) makes the house look brighter, and it's going to last longer I've heard. It's going to save me about $2 a month and about $20 to 24 a year," said Madam Annie, a Jalan Bukit Merah resident. Her unit was one of 224 flats that went through the conversion, as part of a community environment pilot project by t...

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