Features

Elections in Asia 2022 and Their Effect on the Region

The recent elections in South Korea, Australia and the Philippines have helped paint a picture of the region's net-zero journey. While the new leaders of the three countries have announced some ambitious goals, the overall sense is that more could be done, considering the vast renewable energy potential of the region.

The Cost of Sustainability for Asia is Lower than the Benefits

As one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, Asia has virtually nothing to lose from the looming energy transition. While investments are needed, the cost of sustainability is negligible compared to what the continent stands to gain.

Renewable Energy

Rent-to-own Solar Panels for Home in Singapore

Singapore has lofty renewable energy and solar capacity targets. However, the country has limited available land and will need to harness residential structures to meet its goals.

Green Bonds: Sustainable Financing Tools or a Greenwashing Weapon?

In a bid to reduce greenwashing possibilities, the EU now requires increased transparency and strict reporting for sustainable bonds. However, the rest of the world is still dragging its feet, leaving the door open for greenwashing on both state and corporate levels.

Fossil Fuel

Russian Oil Exports and Fossil Fuel Revenues Outstrip the Invasion Costs

Banning Russian fossil fuels is the single, most efficient sanction countries can impose. Yet, as CREA's latest report shows, many of them continue buying Russian coal, oil and gas through official and alternative channels. All of this when renewables are within an arm's reach.

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality – 7 Effective Ways

There are a complex and broad array of air pollutants, which make indoor air pollution a challenging global issue to tackle. However, there are some actions we can each take to directly improve our immediate air quality, like increasing building ventilation. Additionally, increasing education on sources of air pollution will help make a societal change in the communities that most need it.

Region

MHI First Transition Bond Program – All You Need to Know

Instead of the innovative green financing mechanism they were supposed to be, transition bonds have become the perfect tool for greenwashing. MHI's first transition bonds program can either accelerate the company's net-zero efforts or further distance it from carbon neutrality. The key is in MHI's hands.

The Outlook for Electric Cooking in Asia

Many low-income households in developing Asia continue to use wood as the primary fuel for cooking. Despite the sufficient amount of electricity access, for most middle and high-income households across developed and developing Asian countries, gas and LPG remain the preferred choice. Governments have to stimulate the transition to electric cooking to help households ensure more affordable and cleaner cooking.

Podcasts

02. Sri Lanka’s Fuel and Net-zero Crisis – Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher In this episode of Energy Insights, Energy Tracker Asia talks to Hemantha Withanage....

01. Should the G7 Invest In Gas Again? – Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher Energy Tracker Asia talks to Friederike Roder in this episode of Energy...

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