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A New Supply Chain Crunch: Renewable Energy Commodities

The next decade will see a boom in demand for renewable energy commodities. However, the world is seemingly not ready to meet it and supply chain crunches from high-impact, low-probability events like the COVID-19 might further complicate the process, delaying the global decarbonisation progress.

Liberal vs Labour – Who Has the Best Energy Policy in the 2022 Australian Election?

The energy policies of the Labour and the Liberal parties will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the upcoming election in Australia. The importance of decarbonisation strategies and taking action has never been greater. Judging by the parties' announced plans, they are up for the challenge.

Burning Plastic: a Real Waste-to-Energy Solution or a Greenwashing Tool?

Burning plastic is touted as an efficient waste-to-energy solution that will solve the plastic problem and help us to move away from fossil fuels. But in reality, it discourages recycling, perpetuates single-use plastic production and impacts health and the environment.

What is Blue Carbon and How Does it Help Climate Change?

The importance of blue carbon systems like mangroves are often underplayed. They have larger carbon absorption capacities than forests, but are often the first to be destroyed during development. Protecting blue carbon sinks is essential for a holistic carbon reduction strategy.

China’s 14th Five-Year Energy Plan Signals a Step-down for Coal Power to Play a Supporting Role in Electricity Transition

China's electricity sector is undergoing a clean revolution driven by wind and solar. Yet its old energy system needs to be reconfigured to accommodate for this changing energy mix. The 14th Five-Year Energy Plan sets out to do just that.

The Typhoon Turbine: How Renewables are Harnessing Extreme Weather

Challenergy's typhoon proof turbine is designed to continue producing energy at wind speeds of up to 40 m/s, substantially higher than conventional turbines. This design is being tested throughout Asia and looks promising. Typhoon resistant renewable energy systems are a key player in carrying the region's energy grid into the next generation.

Cutting Down Forests for Wood Pellets Is Considered Green

Why is cutting down forests to burn as wood pellets considered a renewable energy and carbon neutral practice by Asian governments and the EU?

Top Impacts of Climate Change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is at the forefront of climate change impacts. Over the last decade, it has seen some of the strongest storms on record, massive flooding, and exponential property losses.

Cost of Indonesia’s Downstream Coal Projects Underestimated: IEEFA

The costs of Indonesia's coal projects and coal gasification projects remain marred with government subsidies that distort actual costs.

South Korea Needs Leadership and Unity to Tackle Climate Change

South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's climate change and clean energy policies leave much to be desired despite net-zero pledges.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas?

There are several pros and cons to using natural gas. While it is still a fossil fuel, it produces significantly less carbon dioxide than coal and oil. Yet, on the flip side, poor production practices, leaking transportation pipelines, and extreme price volatility raise questions about if it really is worth investing in.

Canon Backed Think Tank CIGS Spreads Climate Change Denial

Canon cameras, used by climate change, conservation and wildlife communicators is now linked to a climate denial think tank - CIGS.

How Gender and Energy Access Connect Together

It is forecasted that by 2030 the number of people without electricity could increase by 35 million to 660 million compared to earlier estimations. This threatens to slow down efforts towards gender equality. In this context, progress in the clean energy sector helps reduce poverty and fosters female empowerment.

Amazon Deforestation: The Cut The Fashion Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

Leather from the Amazon deforestation doesn’t look good on anyone, and brands have nowhere to hide.

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