Singapore

Laws

  • Budget 2018 (carbon tax)
    Legislative
    2020
    The budget stipulates that Singapore will impose a carbon tax entering into force in 2019. All facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions in a year will have to pay a carbon tax. The carbon tax will initially be $5 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions from 2019 to 202...
  • Energy Conservation Act (Chapter 92C)
    Legislative
    2012
    Last change in May, 2014
    This Act mandates energy efficiency requirements and energy management practices, to promote energy conservation, improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of energy use. Under the Act, large energy users in the industry and transport sectors that consume at least the equival...
  • Building Control Act (Chapter 29)
    Legislative
    1989
    Last change in December, 2012
    This Act prescribes standards of safety, accessibility, environmental sustainability and buildability. The legislation provides a blueprint to regulate the design of building works and the periodic structural inspection of existing structures. On 15 April 2008, the Act was enhanced to incorporat...
  • Energy Market Authority of Singapore Act (Chapter 92B)
    Legislative
    2001
    Last change in March, 2012
    This Act establishes the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore. It states that the function and duty of the EMA is to create a market framework in respect of the supply of electricity or gas which promotes and maintains fair and efficient market conduct and effective competition or, in the a...
  • Gas Act (Chapter 116A)
    Legislative
    2001
    Last change in February, 2008
    This Act creates a competitive market framework for the gas industry, and makes provision for the safety, technical and economic regulation of the transportation and retail of gas. It specifies that the EMA is to promote the efficient use of gas by consumers and to ensure that gas licensees whose...
  • Electricity Act (Chapter 89A)
    Legislative
    2001
    Last change in May, 2006
    This Act creates a competitive market framework for the electricity industry, and makes provision for the safety, technical and economic regulation of the generation, transmission, supply and use of electricity. It specifies that the EMA is to promote the efficient use of electricity by consumers...
  • National Environment Agency Act (Chapter 195)
    Legislative
    2002
    Last change in March, 2003
    The Act provides for the establishment of the National Environment Agency, its tasks, functions and responsibilities in preventing, abating and controlling air, water, land and food pollution. Provisions are made for the prevention and control of pollution of the air, water and land both by domes...
from the Grantham Research Institute
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