Published on 18 Apr 2022

Could nuclear energy be Singapore’s net-zero ‘game changer’?

South China Morning Post, 18 Apr -

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As Singapore maps out ambitious plans to reduce its natural gas use, lawmakers have in recent weeks debated whether the city-state could tap into alternative sources of energy - nuclear included. Even with new technologies used in advanced reactors that are deemed safer than conventional ones and remove the risk of a nuclear meltdown, analysts said a change of the public's mind may not have kept pace.

According to a 2021 study by researchers at NTU, the adoption of nuclear energy still receives a lukewarm reception in Southeast Asia. The study found that more than half of the 1,000 respondents from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand were against the idea of nuclear energy development. In Singapore, only one in five supported such developments.