Lessons from COP28: South Korea’s Energy Transition Pledges Will Reduce the Need for LNG Investments

A recent report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) found that the country is overinvesting in LNG infrastructure despite having among the lowest utilisation rates in the world for regasification terminals. This could impede South Korea's swift transition to more affordable and domestically sourced renewable energy.

How To Prepare for Climate Change: A Strategic Approach

Climate change already impacts the world, and its effects will become more severe. Global climate action will address the severity of the impacts, while local adaptation strategies will ensure that individuals are ready to deal with the effects.

Op-Ed: Analysis of the Vietnam JETP Resource Mobilisation Plan

Vietnam’s Just Energy Partnership Resource Mobilisation Plan (JETP-RMP) was completed and presented at COP28. However, coal continues to play a significant role in the country's energy mix in the RMP despite its aim to reduce emissions.

Op-Ed: Southeast Asia at a Climate Crossroads – Will 1.5°C Be the Road Not Taken?

Southeast Asia (SEA) is a region at a crossroads. The challenge of reshaping Southeast Asia’s power is at hand. It can be won by communities, civil society, and all within and without Southeast Asia rallying behind the fight for 1.5°C at COP 28 and beyond.

Op-Ed: Gulf Coast Communities Speak Out Against Japanese-backed LNG Development

The Japanese government announced plans with South Korea to develop a joint ammonia/hydrogen supply network supported by public finance. Co-firing of ammonia at coal power plants and hydrogen at gas plants would prolong the use of fossil fuels and delay the transition to renewable energy in Asia, and communities bear the brunt of the suffering.

Op-Ed: Implementing Indonesia’s JETP Plan Requires Prioritisation, Processes and Transparency

Indonesia recently released its Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan (CIPP), which aims to codify its JETP-related green transition policy and investment needs in one place. The CIPP is a significant step in detailing the country’s decarbonisation goals and path to achievement. Yet, examining its contents objectively and identifying necessary actions to guarantee decarbonisation and economic prosperity is important.

Op-Ed: Seizing Green Job Opportunities Through Climate Policy and Education Transformation

Since the Paris Agreement at COP 21, the World Economic Forum stated that the increasing number of green jobs has not been followed by increased human resource capacity that can keep up with emerging new jobs in the green sector. With Indonesia's upcoming elections set to take place in 2024, will politicians try to win the votes of young voters with a more robust framework for green jobs?

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 – Potential 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.

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.

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