Features

The Environmental and Climate Impacts of False Solutions on Japan

Japan is the leading proponent of the mass adoption of ammonia co-firing and CCS technologies for power generation domestically and across Asia. However, scientists warn that such steps will not only fail to reduce emissions but could also result in adverse impacts, including air pollution, water contamination and ecosystem degradation.

Energy Economics Show Renewable Energy Generation Is Less Capex Intensive Than Fossil Fuels

Renewable energy for the power sector keeps getting cheaper to build and operate. However, much of the Asia-Pacific region is still building out natural gas infrastructure. The region needs to pivot if it wants to reach its net-zero goals.

Renewable Energy

India’s 2024 Election and the Role of Renewable Energy – Podcast

We speak with Sunil Dahiya, at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) about renewable energy and the Indian election 2024.

Wind Energy in South Korea – Opportunities and Challenges

The wind energy sector can become the difference that gives South Korea's renewable energy progress that much-needed boost. The country's vast potential for offshore wind is already starting to attract some of the leading developers in the industry. Judging by the first signs, South Korea's future promises to be "windy."

Fossil Fuel

Ammonia-Coal Co-firing Plans Risk Worsening the Air Quality Problem in India and Pakistan

Experts describe technologies like CCS and hydrogen-ammonia co-firing as false solutions to climate change since they will perpetuate the use of fossil fuels. However, scientific evidence indicates that they also pose air pollution and health risks – problems India and Pakistan already have to deal with.

Top 10 Uses of Natural Gas

Natural gas is increasing in popularity as an alternative to oil and coal. However, it is still a fossil fuel, producing carbon dioxide and methane emissions. The world needs to consider if natural gas is a viable fuel in the long term and should develop alternative renewable infrastructure.

Region

Fossil Fuels Dominate Japan Energy Sources

Japan sources the overwhelming majority of its energy and electricity from fossil fuels. However, the country's domestic fossil fuel reserves are minimal. As a result, Japan imports most of its energy, placing its energy security in a precarious position.

Solar Energy in Japan: Room For Growth

Solar energy is Japan's most used renewable energy source, yet it still makes up a small portion of its total energy mix. This will need to dramatically increase for Japan to stay aligned with its renewable energy and decarbonisation goals.

Podcasts

Women and the Just Energy Transition – Podcast

Energy Insights speaks with Farwa Aamer about women and the just energy transition. Farwa is the director of South Asia Initiatives at the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Will Indonesia’s New Government Support the Energy Transition?

Energy Insights speaks with Afu Utami on the Indonesian presidential election and the new government's energy policy and voters thoughts.

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