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Singapore's Green Plan: 2GW of solar, 4GW of interconnections for 40% renewables in 2035 - Report



Singapore is at the forefront of a green energy revolution, with its ambitious plans to transform its energy landscape and lead the way towards a sustainable future. The city-state’s clean energy transition is not only crucial for its own energy security but also sets an example for regional collaboration in the power sector says report Ember Climate.


At the heart of Singapore’s clean energy strategy is the expansion of renewable energy sources and the development of regional power grids. With limited renewable energy potential domestically, Singapore is looking to its neighboring countries, such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, to import clean electricity. By leveraging the renewable energy potential of its neighbors, Singapore aims to increase its renewable energy capacity to 40% by 2035, up from just 4% in 2022.


The country’s ambitious targets align with international milestones set by organizations like the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the ASEAN Climate and Energy Project (ACCEPT). By aiming for a net-zero power sector by 2045 and doubling its renewable energy import capacity to 8.1 GW by 2035, Singapore is poised to significantly reduce its per capita power sector emissions and decouple economic growth from emissions.


However, achieving these goals requires significant investment and cooperation both domestically and regionally. Singapore is investing in solar energy research and forging partnerships to develop grid interconnections with its neighbors. The country’s financial resources and strategic positioning make it well-suited to lead renewable energy projects in the region, accelerating the clean energy transition across Southeast Asia.


Singapore’s energy transition is not just about reducing emissions; it’s about securing its energy future and fostering regional cooperation for a more sustainable and resilient power sector. As Singapore paves the way for a greener future, it sets a shining example for other countries in the region to follow suit and work together towards a cleaner, brighter tomorrow.

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