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The Transition to Clean Cooking: How to Replace Gas?

While gas has long been considered a clean cooking fuel, research shows that it can impact health. This, paired with the high gas prices, the global net-zero journey is making countries around the world look for alternatives. Induction and electric stoves can be the solution. And the renewable energy transition is starting to prove it.

Using Gas for Cooking in Asia: History, Drawbacks And Future

In the search for cheaper and cleaner cooking alternatives, countries across the world are replacing gas stoves with induction and electric appliances. While low and middle-income countries in Asia might find this shift challenging at first, the path forward is clear – dirty and expensive fuels will make way for cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

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.

The Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy for Asia: Crunching the Numbers

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in Asia will unleash massive economic benefits, including expanding the job market, ensuring steady GDP gains and hedging the unpredictable fossil fuel prices.

The Economic Cost of Climate Inaction for Asia

Climate inaction will not only cause environmental damage, but it will also lead to loss of livelihoods, as well as migration and direct economic costs. Countries have long been brushing the problem under the carpet. However, its consequences are now proving to be devastating, especially to the most vulnerable.

How to Avoid Greenwashing: A Guide for Sustainable Businesses and Marketing Leaders

Today, the public uses a microscope to look for the significant gaps between a firm's words and actions. And if these gaps are found, the reputational damage is often hard to recover from, since markets have long memories. However, business leaders hold their future in their own hands.

Financial Greenwashing: What is it and How Does It Happen?

Financial greenwashing threatens to derail the global decarbonisation journey by abusing investors' trust and channelling funds into instruments and projects with suboptimal impact against climate change.

The Latest PDP8 Vietnam Draft – Focus on Renewable Energy and a Drastic CO2 Emissions Reduction

The latest draft of the Vietnam PDP8 sends the positive signal that the country is no longer looking in the direction of fossil fuels. Instead, it is further diversifying its low-carbon power sources, planning for notable clean energy growth and a massive CO2 emission reduction.

China’s Coal Imports Drop and the Imminent Effect on Coal Exporters

China's latest decision to reduce coal imports has shocked countries like Australia. Yet, aside from the challenges there are opportunities.

The Japan Net-Zero Commitments: Ambitious and Honest or Unrealistic and Hypocritical

Japan should be at the forefront of the clean energy transition. While the country has made multiple pledges, its actions and meaningful results are still lacking.

Global Economic Recovery after COVID-19 Pandemic – What 2022 Holds for the Energy Market

We sit with experts and stakeholders from all parts of the energy market to discuss what 2021 taught us, how will the global economic recovery continue in 2022 and which will be the decisive factors for the energy market and climate finance in Asia going forward.

Pathway to Zero Emissions for Hard-To-Decarbonise Industries

Decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors will be among the most essential tools to empower the world's emission reduction targets. While the progress had so far been stalling and challenges remain, the opportunities for a rapid transformation of hard-to-decarbonise sectors are there for the taking.

Asia’s Role in Defining the Pace of Renewable Energy Transition

The talk about the renewable energy transition often revolves only around the need for new clean energy capacity to replace the existing global fossil fuel fleet. If the world is to maximize the results of its net-zero aspirations, the scope of the renewable energy transition dialogue and action should widen to also include critical aspects like the need for better policies, equal electricity access, reskilling, and more.

The Boom of Green Investments in Asia and the Reasons for the Investors’ Interest

As the next renewable energy powerhouse, Asia is a primary point of interest for many...

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.

National Oil Companies Could Derail Carbon Targets

Although they hold significant influence, national oil companies have been among the slowest movers in the global energy transition. While a few companies have set impressive targets to reduce emissions, oil and gas exploration continues at the same pace, and production is increasing. Will their actions ever match their promises?

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Rise of Electric Cooking

Natural gas has several adverse side effects on our health and the environment when used for cooking. Electric cooking represents a significant improvement in both of these categories. However, gas cooking rates remain high, which needs to change. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of electric cooking is crucial in facilitating the shift away from gas systems.

More Cities Are Banning Natural Gas In Homes: But Why?

Natural gas produces a range of pollutants associated with health issues and climate change. As a result, cities are starting to consider banning natural gas infrastructure in new buildings. So far, US cities are leading the charge, but there has been significant pushback from major natural gas companies.

Indoor Air Pollution – What a Household Can Do?

Indoor air pollution is a leading cause of death, yet it is relatively easy to limit some of the main contributors found in homes. The lack of education and access to safer energy infrastructure is one of the main roadblocks. It falls on governments and communities to facilitate local change.

Gas Prices in India: Hurting Women and the Poor

Soaring gas prices across the globe could have deadly consequences for India’s low-income households who are already struggling to afford their basic needs.

Cooking With Gas – The Full Story

Natural gas is the most popular cooking fuel worldwide, particularly in developed countries. Natural gas use rates will likely increase over the next several decades as more supporting infrastructure becomes available. However, the combustion of natural gas leads to several harmful greenhouse gases, which have direct health and environmental effects.

3 Ways AI Can Stop Climate Change

Can powerful AI and computing power help the global fight against climate change and contribute to net-zero goals? These are the top three ways AI can help.

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