24 Jan 2018 – INSIGHT Dialogue: The Flipside of Clean Energy

Dear members of the Green Drinks community,

Come down and meet the Channel NewsAsia INSIGHT producer and environmental leaders over some food and drinks.

The event will showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes footage which the INSIGHT team garnered from filming the episode in Japan – offering a better understanding of the condition of Fukushima’s road to recovery and repercussions from the nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

Various environmental themes from the episode will also be discussed on a panel with distinguished leaders from the green industry and the INSIGHT team.

We hope to encourage a conversation around the search for sustainability and awareness for issues that affect not just Singapore but the world.

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TODAY: S’pore to proceed with pre-feasibility nuclear study

Minister S Iswaran has revealed that despite the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, the government has decided to continuing researching the feasibility of nuclear energy in Singapore. The TODAY story, below.

S’pore to proceed with pre-feasibility nuclear study

SINGAPORE – Singapore will go ahead with its pre-feasibility study on nuclear energy, even as the tsunami in Japan knocking out the Fukushima power plant shows the shortcomings of such technology.

But even with the completion of the study, Singapore will still be a long way from making any decisions on nuclear energy for Singapore, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry S Iswaran told Parliament yesterday, responding to members of parliament who wanted to know if the Government would still proceed with a pre-feasibility study for nuclear power in Singapore.

Water pumps at the Fukushima power plant had failed when a tsunami last month knocked out its emergency generators, causing its nuclear reactors to overheat.

The Fukushima crisis made it all the more important Singapore conduct such a study, said Mr Iswaran, especially when Singapore’s neighbours – Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand – have announced plans for nuclear energy.

Even if Singapore did not proceed with nuclear energy, the Republic must understand how nuclear technology works and its safety risks, so that Singapore could work with its neighbours to ensure the safe deployment of nuclear energy, he said.

Meanwhile, the Government is also exploring alternative energy options such as electricity imports, renewable energy and clean coal, and investing in research to improve energy efficiency and develop new energy technologies, said Mr Iswaran.

The completion of a liquefied natural gas terminal will also expand Singapore’s geographical sources of energy beyond 2013.

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