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Climate Change Impacts Are Worsening in 2022 and COP27 and G20 Leaders Need to Respond

A new study reveals the massive proportion of climate disasters all across the world, proving that no country is safe from climate change's impacts. Climate financing for mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage should be central to the COP27 and G20 meeting agendas later this year.

What Is the Future for Wind Energy in the Philippines?

The Philippines has significant onshore and offshore wind potential, but it has remained largely untapped. However, with its renewable energy goals, a growing number of wind farms are appearing across the country. This includes the largest wind energy facility in Southeast Asia.

Solar Energy in the Philippines Will Play a Growing Role

The Philippines has been steadily investing in building out its solar energy capacity. The country's high levels of solar irradiation and large density of islands make solar a great choice. Hopefully, the Philippines can be a leader for the region and provide an example to neighbouring countries regarding the implementation of wide-scale renewable energy.

Environmental Issues in the Philippines and New LNG Projects

The fossil gas expansion in the Philippines, mainly fueled by SMC, is taking place amid the worsening climate and energy crisis. The move risks burdening the nation with high energy costs, unreliable supply, stranded asset risk, increased energy dependency and a devastating impact on the environment.

Climate Change in Japan: The Role of Japanese Companies

Japanese companies can be a real driving force in the country’s decarbonisation journey. The government, on the other hand, has to set more ambitious targets. Only by working together can the state and the private sector accelerate Japan's net-zero transition.

UN General Assembly 77 (UNGA 2022) Convenes After Pakistan Flooding

The UN General Assembly 77 comes at a time when climate impacts are at the forefront of the global agenda. From the climate-related disasters in Pakistan to soaring fossil fuel costs, the stage is set for countries to discuss some of the major climate issues that remain unresolved after COP26. This includes the lack of climate funding for developing countries and the growing economic cost of inaction.

San Miguel Corporation’s LNG Projects and their Implications for the Company and the Philippines

Natural gas has successively been shown to oppose the goals of solving the energy crisis. It causes environmental issues and won't help the Philippines decarbonise. Gas is now an impractical choice for the San Miguel Corporation, the regions biggest LNG developer.

Is Carbon Capture Viable? New IEEFA Report Says No

Carbon capture is one of the most controversial low-carbon technologies discussed today. Proponents see it as a way of reducing emissions from fossil fuel heavy industries, yet opponents view it as a way of avoiding the adoption of renewables.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydroelectric Energy

The advantages and disadvantages of hydroelectric power are long. While it is one of the largest sources of renewable energy globally, it remains divisive amongst clean energy advocates. Its place in the energy transition is still up for debate.

Samsung Joins RE100: The Effect on South Korea’s Clean Energy Progress

Korean RE100 members have to take leadership by pushing policy-makers to expand renewable energy supply and lower prices. Samsung's involvement can be the decisive factor that urges the Korean leadership to make a change.

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.

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