Singapore Energy and Environment Facts

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.

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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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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)

Singapore Energy and Environment Facts

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