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South Korea Prepares for Net-Zero by 2050. But Is It Enough?

While others run, South Korea seems to stroll towards its net-zero by 2050 goal. However, with the latest green deals, the local government shows ambition to change the country's trajectory and notably speed up its renewable energy transition.

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...

Green Investments Growth in Asia – the Global Renewable Energy Powerhouse

Asia is the most populous continent and home to some of the fastest-growing economies. As...

Could the Rise of Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO) Signal the Fall of Oil?

Vacuum gas oil (VGO) is a mix of hydrocarbons produced during the extraction of crude oil. VGO was relatively useless until recently when large scale vacuum distillation became feasible. Vacuum distillation allows the mix of hydrocarbons to be broken apart into smaller and more useful sized products - like gasoline, propane, and diesel. Over the last several years, the use of VGO has skyrocketed, which is be a sign that the oil and gas industry to fighting to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of their extraction processes.

Solar Lamps: Empowering Marginalised Communities in Asia

Solar Lamps also called Soler Lanterns being used in Rural Household

Addressing Climate Change With Green Transport & Pure Electric Vehicles

Transportation related carbon emissions account for nearly 25% of global emissions. Reducing these emissions is a key step for Asian countries to meet their national emissions targets and Paris Agreement goals. This can be done in two ways: increasing pure electric vehicle use and developing efficient mass transportation systems. Both of these changes need to be initiated by government policy - and some Asian countries are already leading the way.

The Risks of the Continued Reliance on Oil and Gas in South Korea

South Korea's green commitments are a breadth of fresh air for a world, strangled in carbon emissions. But the country still isn't ready to abandon oil and gas.

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."

What Role Will Hydrogen Oils Play in the Low Carbon Future?

Green hydrogen is one of several types of hydrogen oils, yet it is the only renewable variety. It is produced by splitting water molecules and is emissions-free. Unfortunately, it is still costly to produce and requires unique infrastructure. As technology improves, it will play an essential role in supporting the global low carbon future.

The Proposed Vietnam PDP8 Update and the Risks From the Coal Pivot

The recently proposed update to the Vietnam PDP8 draft risks deteriorating the country's clean energy progress. Experts are united around the idea that the drafted coal pivot will surface various negatives, including lack of financing, slower clean energy transition, increased climate impact, and increased reputational risk for the country.

Green Transportation in South Korea – a Key Enabler for the Net-Zero Revolution

South Korea is facing an uphill battle to make notable progress towards clean energy in line with the Paris Agreement commitments. Green transportation appears to be one of the most powerful tools in the government's arsenal. The opportunities in the industry are huge, while the challenges are solvable.

Innovation as the Driving Force Behind the Transition to Renewable Energy in South Korea

Compared to other countries, the pace of South Korea's renewable energy transition leaves a lot to be desired. However, the latest Green New Deal shows the officials' determination to change the country's course, but will it be enough?

Ending Asia’s Love Affair With Oil and Gas

Asia is still heavily reliant on oil and gas, which has been boosted by growing natural gas consumption. Several groups have stated that it will be nearly impossible to reach international climate goals unless the region reduces emissions.

Solar Power Can Help Solve China’s Coal Power Dilemma

Many power companies in China are caught in a dilemma between pressure to meet rising needs for electricity and financial woes arising from their loss-making coal power plants. A rapid scale-up of solar power provides a stable-cost alternative for redressing this dilemma.

The Main Barriers to the Renewable Energy Transition in South Korea

An analysis of the main obstacles that slow down the renewable energy transition in South Korea and the country's efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050.

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

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Could the Rise of Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO) Signal the Fall of Oil?
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