India-Australia Free Trade Agreement’s True Impact on India’s Coal Imports

With the India-Australia bilateral trade agreement (IAFTA) coming into force, will coal from Australia really be 2.5% cheaper and entice India to up its imports?

Indonesia’s Coal Dependence and the New JETP

The launch of the JETP at the G20 summit in Bali last November offers new hope for Indonesia’s clean-energy transition. Under this deal, the G7 nations plus Denmark and Norway will mobilise USD 20 billion to support Indonesia’s decarbonisation efforts.

Asia’s Lower LNG Demand in 2022 Highlights Challenges for Industry Growth

Asia has suffered a turbulent year in the global gas market. Unaffordable prices have stifled Asian demand, utility profits have waned, proposed import projects have stalled, and countries are grappling with a constant threat of fuel shortages and blackouts. Should prices remain volatile, importers may increasingly seek to minimise LNG consumption, hurting the LNG industry’s long-term growth prospects.

The Global Energy Crisis 2021-2023 and Political Upheaval: Could It Get Worse?

What started as a sharp post-pandemic rise in energy prices in mid-2020 has turned into a full-blown global energy crisis. How is this affecting the political stability of countries?

Bangladesh Struggling with Pricey LNG

Bangladesh has placed much of its energy future on imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel its power sector. However, all bets for LNG are off now, given its high cost and supply issues. The best way forward for the South Asian nation is renewables development.

Vietnam’s Net-zero Plans Include One Major Problem: LNG

Vietnam has set a net-zero 2050 goal. The way forward includes a mix of renewable energy development and an eventual end to coal-fired power production. However, its plan to include liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a so-called "clean fuel" misses the mark.

Energy Crisis in the Philippines and Asia

With global LNG prices reaching unprecedented highs, several countries in Asia are now facing an energy price crisis. How is this affecting the people and how are governments responding?

Singapore Must Devise New Initiatives to Replace Its Natural Gas Overreliance

Singapore is pressing ahead with a national hydrogen strategy to replace its over reliance on natural gas-fired power generation. But that strategy appears to be centred on “low carbon” hydrogen, which is still a carbon emitter, instead of green hydrogen, which produces no GHG emissions.

Philippines’ Gas Development Plans Are Environmentally Destructive

The Philippines' drive to pivot to LNG imports and gas-to-power development is a step in the wrong direction. Pricing dynamics for the fuel along with its carbon emissions render those plans problematic at best. Renewables offer a better alternative.

Climate Change In South Asia and the Reality of Loss and Damage

Climate change has taken a hefty toll on South Asia in 2022. While the sub-continent has always been prone to extreme weather events, the past year was especially dramatic.

What Are Debt for Nature Swaps?

As the world’s poorest countries struggle with record debt and climate change impacts, could debt-for-nature swaps be the answer?

Why is LNG Not Ideal for the Indonesian Energy Transition?

Indonesia, a major LNG exporter, is diverting more cargoes for domestic consumption to help offset its overreliance on coal needed for power production. But, renewables offer a better economic and climate change mitigation option to help drive its growing economy.

Debunking Japan’s ‘Clean Coal Technology’ Claim

Japan's clean coal ambitions have been criticised as another attempt to stall the country's clean energy transition and keep coal afloat.

LNG Remains Too Volatile for India’s Energy Sector

India has been developing considerable LNG import infrastructure. However, high gas prices and carbon emissions are worrying issues.

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