Singapore hosts inaugural Clean Energy Expo Asia

09:57, November 19, 2009      

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As many as 71 exhibitors, 80 international speakers and 2,000 participants from international gathered in Singapore on Wednesday for the first-ever trade fair and conference in Asia on clean energy.

Bringing together leading players in technology, services, finance and government sectors, Clean Energy Expo Asia (CEEA) features five country pavilions from Australia, Brazil, Europe, Japan and Singapore, which showcase clean energy solutions for the region's growing economies.

Delivering an address at the expo, Deputy Chief Executive of Singapore's Energy Market Authority David Tan said that China is leading the charge towards clean energy in Asia. Around Asia and in other parts of the world, countries are developing programs for clean energy research and deployment to capitalize on the rising adoption of clean energy solutions, he said.

Nearer home, he announced that one of the test-bedding projects embarked upon was the development of an electricity infrastructure with clean and renewable Energy for Pulau Ubin, a small offshore island off the northeast coast of Singapore.

Home to about 100 villagers, a few small businesses, resorts and training camps, the small Singapore offshore island has no power grid to supply electricity to the local communities in a centralized way.

Hence, companies have been invited to submit proposals for the construction of a small-scale, micro-grid powered by different clean and renewable energy technologies, he said.

Clean Energy Expo Asia is part of the five-day Singapore International Energy Week 2009, which commenced on Nov. 16.

Source: Xinhua
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