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Renewable energy imports can cut emissions, uphold energy security

The latest effort will serve to test the technical and regulatory frameworks for importing electricity into the Republic. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Singapore's plans to import renewable energy from its neighbours will help to reduce its carbon footprint in a way that will still ensure the nation's energy security.

The Republic came one step closer to achieving its target of importing 30 per cent of its electricity from low-carbon sources by 2035 last Thursday (June 23), when the first cross-border flow of "green" electrons into the country began.

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