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LNG Demand Decline in Japan To Cause Oversupply Through 2030

Considering the economic, environmental and energy security arguments, investing in new LNG capacity to accommodate the oversupply of Japan’s utilities instead of clean energy is a short-sighted, strategic misstep for developing Asia.

Indonesia’s NRE Bill Calls On Coal-based Energy Sources

Indonesia is still debating its New and Renewable Energy (NRE) Bill five years after its introduction. However, the draft bill includes coal derivative products, while the environmental stance of the country's newly elected president, Prabowo Subianto, remains problematic at best.

Low-carbon Hydrogen Is Dangerous: But Why?

Low-carbon hydrogen – made from natural gas with carbon capture and sequestration – is being pushed by fossil fuel companies and governments as necessary for the energy transition. Japan and South Korea have placed hydrogen, including low-carbon hydrogen, in the centre of their net-zero plans. However, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has found that low-carbon hydrogen could be up to 50% worse for the climate than traditional fossil fuels.

Renewable Energy in Cambodia: Continued Growth

Cambodia sources over 50% of its energy from renewable sources and is planning further expansion in the next two decades. This growth will primarily rely on hydropower's slow growth and solar's rapid expansion. Cambodia must fill its existing financial gap to reach its renewable energy goals.

Women’s Empowerment Can Be the Catalyst to Drive Asia-Pacific’s Energy Transition [Op-Ed]

The Asia Director at the Global Wind Energy Council shares how the emerging wind industry brings opportunities for women to be empowered to helm the clean energy transition. She calls for recognising women's representation in the energy transition as a necessary first step in creating gender equality in the sector.

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.

Empowering Women to Front the Energy Transition in Asia

Vibhuti Garg, the South Asia Director at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), shares her views on a gender-inclusive clean energy sector and how women can be empowered to be at the forefront of India's energy transition.

Climate Change in Cambodia: A Growing Concern

Cambodia is highly vulnerable to climate change, and its low economic development will hinder its adaptation and mitigation efforts. Global support is crucial for the country to meet its greenhouse gas emission and adaptation targets.

Empowering Women in the Energy Transition: A Catalyst for Change

Helen Jia, who leads the Asia Research Engagement (ARE) team in China, shares her thoughts on how women can find success and satisfaction and lead in the field of energy transition.

Flood Risk In Asia

Without urgent and deep emissions cuts, scientists warn that Asia will experience a substantial increase in projected rainfall and flood risk. However, these projections aren’t just a distant scenario but a harsh reality for many Asians today.

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.

Indonesia to Experience a Green Jobs Boom, But Policy Changes Integral

Indonesia has ambitious plans for its green technology sector. However, to capitalise on the opportunities ahead, the country needs to make the industry more welcoming and lure its youth and experienced workforce to pursue green jobs.

Indonesia’s Untapped Geothermal Energy Potential

Indonesia has the world's largest geothermal energy reserves. However, only a fraction of this energy is developed due to financial risks and environmental concerns. The Indonesian government is aiming to significantly scale up the country's geothermal energy capacity in the coming decade.

Addressing Captive Coal Power Crucial to the Decarbonisation of Indonesia

According to a joint report by CREA and Global Energy Monitor, future emissions from Indonesia’s captive coal plants are a major threat that must be considered within the planned use of the USD 20 billion Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) funding.

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