Natural resources, energy and environment
Singapore lacks natural resources, except for
some granite and sand. Even water must be imported. The
mining operation is almost non-existent. The country has
ambitious environmental plans and is trying to reduce
the use of fossil fuels.
However, electricity is largely extracted from
natural gas. Natural gas is also imported, mainly from
neighboring states. To reduce dependence on fossil
fuels, Singapore is investing in solar energy.
Major exports by Singapore with a full list of the top products exported by the country. Includes trade value in U.S. dollars and the percentage for each product category.
The smallness of the city state and extreme
population density make it particularly important to
protect the environment. Ambitious environmental plans
are regularly produced to reduce carbon dioxide
emissions, create cleaner air, increase waste recycling
and reduce water consumption. General goals are
formulated for Singapore to promote a better environment
locally and globally. The country is sensitive to
environmental degradation in neighboring countries. In
particular, Singapore has been affected by smoke from
forest fires in Indonesia.
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FACTS - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Energy use per person
5,122 kilos of oil equivalent (2014)
Electricity consumption per person
8845 kWh, kWh (2014)
Carbon dioxide emissions in total
56 373 thousand tonnes (2014)
Carbon dioxide emissions per inhabitant
10.3 tonnes (2014)
The share of energy from renewable sources
0.7 percent (2015)