Singapore to push out coal power by 2050
This is as Singapore joined the PPCA at the UN Convention on Climate Change.
Singapore pledges to phase out unabated coal power by 2050, according to a press release on the SG Press Center.
This is due to the country’s membership in the Powering Past Coal Alliance at the 26th Conference of Parties held in Glasgow. Singapore is also one of the first countries in Asia to do so.
Under the PPCA Declaration, Singapore has committed to continue phasing out the use of coal in its electricity generation by 2050 and also restrict direct government finance of its international applications.
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu said that this is one of the steps to show Singapore’s commitment to a more energy and carbon-efficient environment.
Other steps under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 also include the use of low-carbon energy sources, as well as the harnessing of and use of natural gas, solar, regional power grids, and other emerging low-carbon alternatives.
The country also signed the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition statement, which is a commitment to shift away from coal power generation. Also included in this are the ceasing of issuances of new permits and the end of direct government support for coal-fired power generation projects.