Southeast Asia Prefers Renewables, But Misplaced Fears of High Costs Delay Adoption07 November 2023
Southeast Asia has immense clean energy potential, and experts estimate that capitalising on it will unlock massive gains. With renewables being the cheapest source of new power in countries comprising two-thirds of the global population and responsible for 90% of electricity generation, switching to renewables will help Southeast Asian countries ease the burden of fossil fuel subsidies on their economies.
The IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2023: Global and Asian Gas Demand to Peak by 2030
The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that while clean energy adoption is accelerating rapidly, current policies will still push global warming to 2.4°C, far beyond the Paris Agreement's target. Global leaders must make COP28 count by pledging to achieve the IEA's five pillars for getting back on track.
IEA: Urgent and Joint Action Needed To Keep the 1.5°C Target Alive
The IEA's latest report is clear: global leaders either take urgent and collective action now or miss the 1.5°C target.
Battery Energy Storage Systems Development – ASEAN Members Fall Behind
Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are becoming an integral part of the global push to develop renewable energy sources to rein in carbon emissions from fossil fuel-based power projects. However, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc is falling behind in technology implementation due to a lack of awareness and policy initiatives.
How To Avoid Greenwashing
Greenwashing threatens the global environmental movement, from the renewable energy transition to conservation. Additionally, it is damaging for both consumers and businesses. Understanding the basics of how to avoid greenwashing goes a long way to limiting its intentional and unintentional use.
Taxation in Japan Jeopardises its Solar Sector
Japan has been grappling with how to decrease its disproportionate carbon emissions relative to its population of only 123 million people. Part of that solution includes developing solar power. However, there's a growing movement in more than 200 Japanese municipalities to levy prohibitive taxes on new solar power projects.
Tech Supply Chain Decarbonisation and Apple’s New Commitments – Podcast
The Energy Insights podcast speaks with Katrin Wu at Greenpeace East Asia about supply chain decarbonisation in the technology industry.