The Philippines’ Choice: Going Clean or Going With SMC03 October 2023
The Philippines has immense clean energy potential and has already witnessed the benefits of tapping into it. Whether the government continues in this direction will reveal if its priorities lay with the corporations or the public interest.
UN Climate Ambition Summit Sets Upcoming COP28 Agenda02 October 2023
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has pulled off an effective stroke of climate change diplomacy, upping the ante on major polluting countries and calling for more contributions and funds to poorer countries impacted unfairly by climate change. He also pressed for a coal-fired power generation phaseout and is already setting the climate agenda two months before the COP28 Summit in Dubai, UAE.
ASEAN Countries Need to Prioritise Renewable Energy Not Ammonia, Hydrogen and CCS
While Japan argues that its GX strategy can help countries accelerate their energy transition and ensure a reliable power supply, experts accuse the government of trying to export its fossil fuel lobby's interests. Southeast Asian countries shouldn’t be the ones paying the price.
Wind Energy in Malaysia – Protentional for Growth
Malaysia has limited capacity for wind energy due to geographic and climate factors. As a result, the country's renewable energy programs primarily focus on solar and hydropower. However, wind energy can be useful in select regions with higher than average wind energy capacity.
G20 Summit 2023 in India: Leaders Fail on Fossil Fuel Phase-out and Emissions Cuts
While the proposed tripling of renewable energy capacity is a positive step, the lack of any mention of fossil fuel phase-out or concrete emission reduction targets is disappointing. Yet, both are indispensable for achieving the Paris Agreement targets.
Japan’s Energy Policy Is Turning It Into the World’s Climate Villain
Japan is quickly becoming the odd one at the table of the G7 regarding climate policies. Scientists, analysts and environmental and societal groups see it as the culprit of climate change inaction. It is time for Japanese governmental and corporate leadership to change that perception.
Solar Energy in Malaysia: A Bright Future or Dim Prospect?
Malaysia's renewable energy targets heavily rely on expanding its solar energy capacity. Meanwhile, the country is ideally located for large-scale solar adoption. However, government policies still need improvement, and significantly more investment is required to facilitate this transition.
The LNG Plans For Samsung’s New Megaproject Threaten Its Reputation
Today, Samsung is far from being a climate leader - neither in terms of current progress nor when it comes to pledges. However, the company has all the means to become one. Advocating for more renewables and less fossil fuels in South Korea's climate policies is a crucial first step.
LNG Expansion in the Philippines Harms Communities and Coral – Podcast
Energy Insights spoke with Liza Osorio about the Philippines and San Miguel Corporations' LNG expansion impacts on communities and coral reefs.