Solar panels used to power walkway lights are positioned along the Marina bay overlooking the skyscrapers of Singapore on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN Solar panels used to power walkway lights are positioned along the Marina bay overlooking the skyscrapers of Singapore on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
Solar panels used to power walkway lights are positioned along the Marina bay overlooking the skyscrapers of Singapore on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
Angel Hsu
Opinion

Opinion

Angel Hsu

In Singapore’s climate fight, transition to clean energy is a matter of will

  • As China moves into renewables and Asian neighbours including South Korea ban single-use plastics, carbon-reliant Singapore’s efforts are slow off the mark
  • But the wealthy island is well-placed to invest in innovations that will create jobs and boost the region’s capacity for going carbon negative

Solar panels used to power walkway lights are positioned along the Marina bay overlooking the skyscrapers of Singapore on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN Solar panels used to power walkway lights are positioned along the Marina bay overlooking the skyscrapers of Singapore on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
Solar panels used to power walkway lights are positioned along the Marina bay overlooking the skyscrapers of Singapore on April 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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Angel Hsu

Angel Hsu

Angel Hsu is Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Environmental Studies) at Yale-NUS College.