16 Dec '11, 6am

Government seeks feedback on energy conservation law

The Government is asking for public feedback on the draft of a new energy conservation law. The Energy Conservation Act, which will come into force from 2013, affects heavy energy users from the industrial and transport sectors who consume more than 15 gigawatt-hours a year. That's equivalent to the energy consumed by 3,000 four-room HDB households. (A four-room flat uses 5,000 kilowatt-hours a year on average; 15gwh is 15,000,000kwh). Such companies would be required to appoint an energy manager, monitor and report energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and submit energy efficiency improvement plans. If they fail to do so they could be subject to a fine of not more than $10,000 on first offence, $20,000 on second offence, and $1,000 a day thereafter. Some industries that might be affected include petroleum and petrochemicals and manufacturing. The draft Bill can be view...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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