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Singapore Happy to Be `Goldilocks' for Energy Usage Experiments

  • City-state looks to data and building materials to reduce use
  • Government planning carbon tax, boost in solar power in future
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Chan discusses the upcoming International Energy Week event, Singapore’s energy strategy, and the U.S.-China dispute.(Source: Bloomberg)

As the world tries to curb carbon emissions, Singapore could be a testing ground for new ideas on how to reduce energy use through data and urban design, according to Chan Chun Sing, its trade and industry minister.

Singapore is using data on how different industries and segments of the population use energy to optimize its electricity system, Chan said in a Bloomberg Television interview. It’s also experimenting with how designs and material choice in buildings can reduce energy consumption, such as for air conditioning.