Taiwan’s LNG Development Overpowers Its Renewables Ambitions01 June 2023
The Taiwanese government has earmarked some USD 32 billion for renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) investments to move the country’s energy development in the right direction. However, it also continues a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) build-out as part of its long-term energy mix strategy, putting the country in an energy supply and climate mitigation quandary.
G7 Gas Move a Likely Nod to US and Japanese Interests29 May 2023
The G7 just concluded its meeting in Hiroshima. The group made several decisions impacting the global energy sector, including further reliance on coal-fired power projects and a problematic call to continue gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) investment. These decisions come in light of long-term US and Japanese gas interests and development.
Natural Gas Forecast 2023: Demand in Asia to Bounce Back
While natural gas prices are expected to remain low, they would still be above their historical averages. As a result, Asian countries' imports would still be costly, even in an ideal world without any market volatility.
Thailand’s LNG Development Is Not The Way Forward For Its Energy Sector
Thailand is one of the few Asian countries ramping up LNG procurement as prices for the fuel dip. This comes as it needs gas to drive a post-COVID economic recovery. However, lower prices are only part of the story. The other part is that Thailand is a natural gas-based economy.
The Renewable Energy Policy in Vietnam Risks Deterring Investors
Maintaining a healthy ongoing dialogue with clean energy investors and project developers is critical if Vietnam is to get back on track and continue stunning the world with its renewable energy progress.
How the Unreliability and Unpredictability of Fossil Fuels Hurt Bangladesh
Bangladesh has suffered enough from fossil fuel import dependence and has experienced first-hand how the dirtiest fuels affect the climate. However, thanks to its clean energy potential, the country holds the keys to an independent and sustainable future.
Hydrogen Infrastructure: Development and Challenges
The lack of existing hydrogen infrastructure is a significant hurdle to the widespread adoption of green hydrogen. However, there is an incentive for the public and private sectors to develop the required infrastructure. Hydrogen can help the world reach decarbonisation goals, and the hydrogen market is expanding with lucrative opportunities.
The G7’s Responsibility to Help Bangladesh and Other Climate-affected Countries
At the approaching 2023 G7 meeting, the world expects global leaders to address the elephant in the room: fossil fuel phase-out. The G7 must set an example and develop a unified vision to help address climate change – an issue heavily impacting developing nations.
Renewable Energy Projects in the Philippines: 100% Foreign Ownership Authorised
The Philippines' drive to ramp up its renewable energy sector is a step in the right direction. However, it needs even more renewable energy development and investment. The government must also make a net zero by 2050 pledge to catch up to its regional neighbours.
Japan’s G7 Fossil Fuel Push – Podcast
Susanne Wong, at Oil Change International, speaks about Japan and the fossil fuel push at the G7.