Category: Coal

Debunking Net-Zero in Asia: Is It Even Possible?

Net-zero by 2050 in Asia is the desirable scenario, but, judging by the current progress,...

How Carbon Pricing Can Catapult Energy Transition in Asia

The pace of energy transition is accelerating despite the on-going Covid-19 catastrophe. The recent Dutch...

Who Are the Big Investors in Asia’s Chase for Net-Zero?

The goals of countries in Asia to achieve net-zero by 2050 will reshape the regional...

Asia’s Race to Net-Zero by 2030

Мaps of the historical and future global temperature curve paint a disturbing picture. The earth...

ADB’s Double Standard On Fossil Fuel Investments

Owing to the decline in coal demand and strong criticism by climate institutions, global financers...

Chinese Banks Risk their Reputation With Investments in Coal

Chinese banks have made investments in coal for decades and this hasn't changed with China's...

Investing in Coal Projects Bears Major Financial and Reputational Risks

A business environment held in the grasp of a global pandemic is anything but stable....

Japan’s Uncertain Future in Financing Overseas Coal Power Plants

Although Japan has announced to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the world’s fifth-highest carbon emitter...

Why Asian Financiers Are Still Financing Coal

Global banks have funneled trillions of dollars in coal financing since the Paris Climate Agreement...

How Biden Wants to Lure Smaller Nations Away from China’s Coal Grip

With his ambitious renewable energy plan, US President Joe Biden has found a fresh field...

Many Uses of Coal are Being Replaced With Renewable Energy

Since 2013 global coal consumption has plateaued, yet overall demand for energy has increased. There...

Malaysian Banks and Their Slow Transition to Renewable Energy Finance

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) is to reduce global air pollution levels through...

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China’s 14th FYP – What could this mean for the Energy Sector?

China is responsible for nearly one-third of all emissions globally, making it a primary candidate...

The Controversy Surrounding Conventional Sources of Energy in Asia

Asia is extremely reliant on conventional sources of energy, predominantly fossil fuels such as coal,...

Renewable Energy in Indonesia – Current State, Opportunities and Challenges

The demand and potential for renewable energy in Indonesia are increasing simultaneously, due in large...

2020 was a Dismal Year for Coal Power

Long seen as a critical emerging market for coal power, South and Southeast Asian countries...

Malaysia’s CIMB Announces Coal Financing Phase-out by 2040

CIMB becomes the first emerging markets bank to announce a progressive coal exit policy. Malaysia’s...

South Korea to Decide on Approval for Vietnam Coal Power Plant – a Project Dropped by other Global Banks – in Early October

KEPCO – South Korea’s national utility – is slated to make a decision on the...

China relaxes regulations on coal power expansion for third year running

China has lowered the risk ratings for coal-power overcapacity in many parts of the country...