12 Aug '11, 5pm

Stat of the Week: 51 Percent: In most countries, the energy hog in buildings is the heater. In Singapore, wh...

In most countries, the energy hog in buildings is the heater. In Singapore , which sits smack on the equator, cooling is the problem. Air conditioning and refrigeration account for a combined 47 percent of household power, according to the government: 30 percent goes to AC and 17 percent goes to refrigeration. If you add in the four percent for fans, you pass the halfway mark, with 51 percent of electricity going to cooling. In the U.S., AC accounts for 13 percent of household energy and refrigeration accounts for 7 percent -- and our houses are like chilled meat lockers compared to those in Europe. In commercial buildings, the portion of the power budget dedicated to AC in Singapore averages more like 40 percent, says Ron Mahabir, a partner at Asia Cleantech Capital , a Singaporean VC firm that invests in companies in Southeast Asia. When former Prime Minister Lee Kwan Ye...

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Energy Efficiency & Other Cleantech News of the Week

Energy Efficiency & Other Cleantech News of the...

cleantechnica.com 13 Aug '11, 5pm

CleanTechnica's authors are supported by a revenue-sharing agreement with the company that operates CleanTechnica, Importa...

My Week In Pictures!

My Week In Pictures!

ms-rach.livejournal.com 18 Aug '11, 8am

My Week In Pictures! Aug. 18th, 2011 at 4:38 PM Our impromptu steamboat session! We wanted to go kite-flying but it rained...

15 Things to Do this fabulous week

15 Things to Do this fabulous week

timeoutsingapore.com 15 Aug '11, 3am

published on Aug 11 2011 - 17:35 Monday Jiitterbugs Swingapore offers free dance lessons from 7.30pm-8.30pm at TAB . After...

IKEA UK To Go 100 Percent Renewable: You may no...

treehugger.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

You may not like their particleboard furniture, but you've sure got to love IKEA's use of renewable energy. The Swedish re...

IKEA UK To Go 100 Percent Renewable

treehugger.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

You may not like their particleboard furniture, but you've sure got to love IKEA's use of renewable energy. The Swedish re...

Stat of the Week: 37 Minutes: Have the cooling ...

greentechmedia.com 05 Aug '11, 3pm

Have the cooling systems inside a nuclear reactor in the U.S. ever failed before? Yes, but it didn't last long and the imp...

IKEA UK To Go 100 Percent Renewable

treehugger.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

You may not like their particleboard furniture, but you've sure got to love IKEA's use of renewable energy. The Swedish re...

Asia stocks up early at end of rocky week

Asia stocks up early at end of rocky week

channelnewsasia.com 12 Aug '11, 1am

HONG KONG: Asian stocks rose in early trade Friday following rallies on Wall Street and in Europe, but dealers said the ma...

US stocks fall more than 3%

channelnewsasia.com 18 Aug '11, 2pm

NEW YORK - US stock markets plunged more than four percent on Thursday after Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley wa...

Events For The Week – 13-20 Aug

sgentrepreneurs.com 12 Aug '11, 4am

For a one-stop to all events related to or concerning entrepreneurship, certain industry-meets-business forums and seminar...