Opinion Pieces

The Spotlight on the Asia-Pacific’s Energy Transitioning to Net-Zero Emissions

Clean energy executive, analyst, and author Joseph Jacobelli argues that the Asia Pacific region has unique features when it comes to the electricity transition to Net Zero Emissions (NTZ). He thinks that the shift from polluting fossil fuels to green and sustainable energy sources will be the biggest in the world, that capital spending will eclipse all other regions, and that some power markets will lead while others will lag.

COP26: The Glasgow Climate Pact Has Been Adopted

China, India, EU, US undermine global fossil-fuel phaseout pledge, as rich nations refuse climate crisis support for poorest.

COP26 – With No Financing to Go Around, Cancelling All New Coal Power Plant is a Practical Move for Host Countries

China’s recent pledge solidifies a global financial trend away from coal, as several private and governmental institutions, most notably from Japan and South Korea followed by all G20 countries, have made similar announcements. Recent announcements at the COP26 climate talks from national governments also raises questions about the future of new coal plants. With several countries pledging to phase-out coal in 2040 – or the equivalent conditional on financial support – building new coal capacity will be incompatible with these carbon neutral pledges and other climate commitments.

COP26: Clean Energies Finally Ready To Break Through

As decarbonisation accelerates the world over, clean energy is taking centre stage. Since the Paris Agreement, the rate of growth for solar and wind capacity has increased every year. Dramatic cost reductions have rewired the economics of electricity. Renewables are entering a golden age. Seizing the opportunities they provide, including cheap, robust and secure energy for all, will be crucial over the coming decade.

COP26: Glasgow Marks The Beginning Of The End Of Coal

At the COP26 in Glasgow, President Alok Sharma declared, “we finally kicked coal in the past where it belongs,” underlining deals to end international coal financing and phase out coal power.

A Close Look at China’s Five Year Plan for Coal (2021-2025)

Coal power is the anchor energy in the country, supplying around 70% of the electricity, also contributing roughly 43% of the country’s CO2 emissions. China has made promises in recent years to limit its coal power growth. But the world is still nervously guessing - how much coal power will be added to China’s domestic fleet before 2025?

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.

Why Corporate Credit Ratings Agencies Shy Away From Climate Risks: An Interview with Melissa Brown, IEEFA

Despite the ever-increasing climate catastrophes, climate risks are not fully reflected in the main ratings of the top rating agencies. In a Q&A with ETA, Melissa Brown of IEEFA talks about the changing dynamics in the credit-rating market and why rating agencies are buying analytics firms.

再生可能エネルギー、日本の潜在能力

Japan's potential of renewable energy

再生可能エネルギー、日本の潜在能力

Japan's potential of renewable energy

洋上風力発電 – 日本の「2050年ネットゼロ」のカギ

Japan's wind power potential

エネルギーミックスの見直しから将来像を垣間見る

Japan's review of the energy mix

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