Australia’s CCS Expansion Poses More Risks

Australia is encouraging oil and gas companies to create CCS ventures; they are also paying them to do so with the issue of Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) backed by the Australian government. The addition of CCS will lead to a net increase in GHG emissions, putting the world at risk of failing to meet CO2 reduction targets consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement’s aim of keeping the rise in global average temperatures to 1.5°C.

Tech Supply Chain Decarbonisation and Apple’s New Commitments – Podcast

The Energy Insights podcast speaks with Katrin Wu at Greenpeace East Asia about supply chain decarbonisation in the technology industry.

Why LNG in the Philippines Is More of a Problem Than a Solution

The Philippines’ LNG import ambitions could increase its dependence on one of the most expensive fuels available, according to Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The country is focusing on Batangas for many of its LNG developments. New LNG terminals mean more vessels passing, docking and unloading along the coast, threatening marine ecosystems and affecting the livelihoods of communities who depend on it.

Wind Energy in Malaysia – Protentional for Growth

Malaysia has limited capacity for wind energy due to geographic and climate factors. As a result, the country's renewable energy programs primarily focus on solar and hydropower. However, wind energy can be useful in select regions with higher than average wind energy capacity.

Solar Energy in Malaysia: A Bright Future or Dim Prospect?

Malaysia's renewable energy targets heavily rely on expanding its solar energy capacity. Meanwhile, the country is ideally located for large-scale solar adoption. However, government policies still need improvement, and significantly more investment is required to facilitate this transition.

A Bumpy Road Ahead for Malaysia’s Net-zero 2050 Ambitions

With diminishing oil and gas resources, costly fossil fuel subsidies and rising sea levels and temperatures, the pressure is on for Malaysia to pursue its net-zero targets.

Renewable Energy in Malaysia – From Oil To Sustainability

Malaysia's energy mix is heavily geared towards coal, oil and natural gas. However, the country has ambitious renewable energy and decarbonisation goals over the next 30 years. The rapid development of domestic renewable energy is crucial to stay on track.

Natural Gas Rules in the Philippines Ignore High Costs and Economic Consequences [Op-Ed]

The Philippines' Department of Energy’s draft proposes electric utilities procure an unspecified share of gas and LNG power. While some gas may be needed to operate its existing fleet, an expansion of LNG is not aligned with energy security and affordability goals.

Climate Change in Malaysia – Environmental Issues and Solutions

Malaysia relies heavily on fossil fuel-dependent industries, leading to near-term environmental damage and perpetuating climate change. The country needs to address these near-term issues while reducing emissions and creating adaptation strategies for the future.

Why K-pop Fans Are Taking on the World of Luxury Fashion

The issue of climate commitments in the luxury fashion industry is complex, as there are significant gaps in data available - with many luxury brands not disclosing their global supply chains, making it impossible to see the full scale of the issue. Luxury fashion houses have the power, social capital and assets to make meaningful climate commitments. For change to occur in the world of luxury fashion, it will have to start from the top.

Tata Power: Pioneering India’s Sustainable Energy Future

As one of the world's fastest-growing economies, India must take a leading role in embracing clean energy solutions to ensure a healthier future for its citizens and the planet. India’s energy transition requires mobilising significant financing from global capital providers, and Tata Power offers cues into how to do that effectively.

Where Is Oil Headed in 2023-2028: IEA Report – Video

The IEA Oil Analysis Report and Forecast 2023-2028 report says stabilisation is now occurring in oil markets after major disruptions in 2022.

Taking to the Streets of Jakarta, K-pop Fans Call Out Hyundai’s Greenwashing

KPop4Planet launched the "Hyundai, Drop Coal" campaign to call for Hyundai to live by its commitment to achieving net zero by 2045.

European Green Deal: What Asia Can Learn

Following the shining example of EU member states and designing policies similar to the European Green Deal can help developing Asia build a more resilient, sustainable and cost-efficient energy system.

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