Singapore remains oil-fuelled economy despite renewables push

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SINGAPORE (Aug 20): The Muffinry in Telok Ayer, a café run by local F&B business Bakery & Bar, has a little framed certificate on a shelf facing the cash register. It points out that the café is a customer of Sun Electric, a local solar energy retailer. The move to use solar power, since the liberalisation of the electricity market earlier this year, has been smooth and also helped the café save on its electricity bill, staff say.

Importantly, according to Mark Mottram, a shareholder and director of Bakery & Bar, the use of solar energy is a key aspect of how the company wants to be viewed.

“This is the most ecological power we can find, and it really fits the ethos of our business, such as moving to cardboard instead of plastic,” says Mottram. “This sits with our goals and moves away from things that... (Click here to read the full story)