24 May '11, 12pm

S'pore energy efficiency gets boost

S'pore energy efficiency gets boost

SINGAPORE: More funds and a new award for energy efficiency kicked off the first National Energy Efficiency Conference (NEEC) held in Singapore. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan announced that S$22.8 million will go, for the next two years, to the Grant for Energy Efficient Technologies (GREET) scheme, which helps companies defray the cost of purchasing such technologies. Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has implemented almost 300 energy efficiency projects at its Jurong facility since 2002, achieving some S$12.5 million in energy savings as of end-2010. It is one of six companies receiving the inaugural Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards, and it said it has its onsite energy monitoring system to thank. Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing engineering manager Yeo Yee Pang said: "Using this tool, this system to collect ene...

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