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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.

Case Study: Tsingshan Industrial Parks in Indonesia Post-China’s Coal Pledge

In light of the no-coal-power-overseas pledge by China’s President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s commitment to no new coal power in the recent COP26, the industrial parks fueled by captive coal power in Indonesia, developed by China, face challenges and their future is dotted with question marks.

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.

Solar Homes: The ‘Mini Power Stations’ Popping Up Across India

The prospect of solar was first discussed in 1961-66 signifying India’s consciousness for reducing carbon footprint. Since then a total of 60 cities have been selected across the country for solarisation with the primary objective of decreasing the projected demand of conventional energy and motivating local governments to adopt renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures.

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.

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