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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ADMINISTRATION

Part III ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR DOMESTIC AND INDUSTRY SECTORS (OTHER THAN TRANSPORT)

Division 1 — Energy labelling and minimum performance standards for registrable goods

Division 2 — Energy management practices for corporations

Division 3 — Powers of enforcement

Part IV ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR TRANSPORT SECTOR

Division 1 — Fuel economy labelling, etc., of motor vehicles

Division 2 — Energy management practices for transport facility operators

Division 3 — Powers of enforcement

Part V MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Persons to whom information may be disclosed

Legislative History

 
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Energy Conservation Act
(CHAPTER 92C)

(Original Enactment: Act 11 of 2012)

REVISED EDITION 2014
(31st May 2014)
An Act to mandate energy efficiency requirements and energy management practices to promote energy conservation, improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other written laws.
[1st July 2012: Parts I, II, Divisions 1 and 3 of Part IV, sections 68 to 73, 75, 76, 81, The Schedule ;
22nd April 2013: Divisions 2 and 3 of Part III, sections 64 to 67, 74, 77, 78 and 79 ;
1st September 2013: Division 1 of Part III, section 80 ;
1st January 2014: Division 2 of Part IV ]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Energy Conservation Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Agency” means the National Environment Agency established under the National Environment Agency Act (Cap. 195);
“airport service operator” means —
(a)
a person operating an airport under an airport licence or an exemption granted under the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 41); or
(b)
a person providing any service or facility for an aircraft’s arrival at or departure from any airport referred to in paragraph (a), including any of the following:
(i)
the storing, processing and handling of cargo carried, or to be carried, by an aircraft;
(ii)
the provision of fuel for, and refuelling of, an aircraft;
(iii)
flight catering services and facilities;
(iv)
the check-in and screening of aircraft passengers, including services for baggage handling and screening;
“authorised officer” means an officer appointed by the Director‑General under section 6(2) to be an authorised officer;
“Civil Aviation Authority” means the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore reconstituted under the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Act;
“corporation” and “related corporation” have the same meanings as in the Companies Act (Cap. 50);
“Director-General” means the Director-General of Environmental Protection appointed under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (Cap. 94A);
“energy use threshold” means the level of energy consumption specified in an order under section 22 or 45, expressed in terms of —
(a)
the total of all types of energy consumed;
(b)
a particular type of energy consumed; or
(c)
the aggregate of 2 or more different types of energy consumed;
“greenhouse gas” means any of the following:
(a)
carbon dioxide;
(b)
methane;
(c)
nitrous oxide;
(d)
sulphur hexafluoride;
(e)
nitrogen trifluoride;
(f)
a hydrofluorocarbon of a kind prescribed in regulations;
(g)
a perfluorocarbon of a kind prescribed in regulations;
(h)
such other substance as may be prescribed as a greenhouse gas for the purposes of this Act;
“Land Transport Authority” means the Land Transport Authority of Singapore established under the Land Transport Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 158A);
“land transport operator” means a person operating —
(a)
a bus service under a Class 1 bus service licence granted under the Bus Services Industry Act 2015;
(b)
a rapid transit system within the meaning of the Rapid Transit Systems Act (Cap. 263A);
(c)
a fleet of motor vehicles classified as taxis under the Second Schedule to the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276); or
(d)
a fleet of motor vehicles as part of a business activity of passenger transport or freight transport;
“Maritime and Port Authority” means the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore established under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 170A);
“Minister”, except in Part IV, means the Minister charged with the responsibility for the environment and water resources;
“motor vehicle” means a vehicle that consumes electricity or fuel;
“port service operator” means a person providing any marine service or facility or port service or facility under a public licence or an exemption granted under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act;
“premises” means any building, plant, workplace or other premises at which electricity, fuel or any other form of energy is consumed;
“Registrar” has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act;
“sector regulator” means the applicable regulator responsible for the administration of the provisions of this Act, determined in accordance with section 7;
“Transport Minister” means the Minister charged with the responsibility for transport;
“transport sector authorised officer” means an officer appointed under section 7(1)(a), (2)(a) or (3)(a) by a sector regulator to be a transport sector authorised officer;
“workplace” has the same meaning as in section 5 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (Cap. 354A).
Meaning of “business activity”
3.
—(1)  A business activity is an activity, or a series of activities (including ancillary activities) —
(a)
that involves the emission of greenhouse gas, the production of energy or the consumption of energy; and
(b)
that forms a single undertaking or enterprise.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), the activity or activities constituting the undertaking or enterprise must not be attributable to more than one industry sector.
(3)  The Minister may make regulations to prescribe —
(a)
the circumstances in which an activity or activities (including ancillary activities) will form part of a single undertaking or enterprise; and
(b)
activities which are attributable to particular industry sectors.
Meaning of “operational control”
4.
—(1)  A corporation has operational control over a business activity (including a business activity carried out wholly or partly by a related corporation of that corporation) if it has the authority to introduce and implement all or any of the following for the business activity:
(a)
operating policies;
(b)
health and safety policies;
(c)
environmental policies.
(2)  A corporation has operational control over premises (whether or not the premises are owned by the corporation) if it has the authority to do one or both of the following for the premises:
(a)
incur capital expenditure on the construction of any building or infrastructure on the premises;
(b)
carry out capacity expansion or other infrastructure enhancement of the premises.
(3)  For the purposes of this Act, only one such corporation can have operational control over a business activity or premises at any one time.
(4)  If more than one corporation satisfies subsection (1) at any one time, then the corporation that has the greatest authority to introduce and implement the policies mentioned in subsection (1)(a) and (c) shall be taken, for the purposes of this Act, to have operational control over the business activity.
(5)  If more than one corporation satisfies subsection (2) at any one time, then the corporation that has the greatest authority to carry out subsection (2)(b) shall be taken, for the purposes of this Act, to have operational control over the premises.
Application of Act to Government
5.
—(1)  Except as provided in subsection (2), this Act shall bind the Government.
(2)  Nothing in this Act shall render the Government liable to prosecution for an offence.
(3)  For the avoidance of doubt, no person shall be immune from prosecution for any offence under this Act by reason that the person is engaged to provide services to the Government.