Energy Conservation Act – Govt seeking firms’ feedback [News]

December 17, 2011 by  
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By Grace Chua and Jessica Cheam, The Straits Times, 17 Dec 2011.

The Government is seeking public feedback on the draft of a new law which would get energy-hungry firms to be more efficient.

Reacting to the draft bill yesterday, many of the affected companies said they already have energy plans and personnel in place, while commentators welcomed the efforts to improve energy efficiency.

Under the proposed Energy Conservation Act, firms in the industrial and transport sectors that consume more than 15 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy a year – roughly equivalent to the energy consumed by 3,000 four-room HDB households – would have to appoint an energy manager.

They would also have to monitor and report energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as submit energy efficiency improvement plans.

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Source: The Straits Times

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