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Thailand’s LNG Development Is Not The Way Forward For Its Energy Sector

Thailand is one of the few Asian countries ramping up LNG procurement as prices for the fuel dip. This comes as it needs gas to drive a post-COVID economic recovery. However, lower prices are only part of the story. The other part is that Thailand is a natural gas-based economy.

The G7’s Responsibility to Help Bangladesh and Other Climate-affected Countries

At the approaching 2023 G7 meeting, the world expects global leaders to address the elephant in the room: fossil fuel phase-out. The G7 must set an example and develop a unified vision to help address climate change – an issue heavily impacting developing nations.

Renewable Energy Projects in the Philippines: 100% Foreign Ownership Authorised

The Philippines' drive to ramp up its renewable energy sector is a step in the right direction. However, it needs even more renewable energy development and investment. The government must also make a net zero by 2050 pledge to catch up to its regional neighbours.

Energy Security in Bangladesh is Threatened by Fossil Fuels 

The fossil fuel dependence of Bangladesh has significantly impacted its economy. The country should no longer bear the exorbitant power costs and unreliable supply, especially when better, cleaner and cheaper options exist.

The Impact of Japan’s Climate Change Policy on G7 Summit 2023

Critics say that Japan's climate change solutions, including its policy of making coal plants more efficient, are costly for both the country's economy and global climate goals.

Japan’s Ammonia Plans Threaten the Carbon Emissions Reduction of Southeast Asia

Aside from a few positive outcomes, the G7 ministerial meeting ended disappointingly due to a final communique with vague wording and weak commitments. This sets the stage for Japan to continue doing business as usual.

How the Unreliability and Unpredictability of Fossil Fuels Hurt Bangladesh

Bangladesh has suffered enough from fossil fuel import dependence and has experienced first-hand how the dirtiest fuels affect the climate. However, thanks to its clean energy potential, the country holds the keys to an independent and sustainable future.

G7 Summit 2023: What to Expect

Japan is hosting the G7 summit for 2023 in Hiroshima. It will be a pivotal meeting for climate action as Japan continues to fall out of step with fellow G7 nations. Will Japan use its presidency to continue this trend or make changes?

The Electricity Sector in Bangladesh: What Comes Next?

Transitioning the power sector in Bangladesh towards renewable energy would unlock massive benefits for the country, its economy and society.

New WMO Report: The Extreme Weather Events Impacting the World

The new report showed that climate change's impacts are being felt across the globe with no signs of slowing down.

Taiwan’s Tech Giant TSMC’s Net Zero Pathway Falls Short

Giant chipmaker TSMC is facing a backlash over its enormous fossil fuel usage and carbon emissions, even as much of the global tech sector cleans up its carbon footprint.

Japan’s ‘Green Transformation’ (GX) Is Stacked With Fossil Fuel-based Technology

Japan is promoting its green energy transformation, but it's a false narrative since it still includes liquefied natural gas (LNG), coal and fossil fuel-based technology. Japan must also quickly set forth a formal coal reduction and elimination plan before it hosts the next G7 meeting in May.

Fossil Fuel Imports Risk Japan’s Energy Security

Japan has low domestic fossil fuel production yet relies on fossil fuels for most of its energy. High dependence on foreign imports is creating energy security concerns. However, Japan remains seemingly uncommitted to completely phasing out fossil fuels, lagging behind other G7 nations.

EV Growth Gains Momentum in Southeast Asia

Electric vehicle (EV) sales growth in Southeast Asia is gaining momentum. However, hurdles still need to be overcome, including using fossil fuel-based power generation to charge EVs, a lack of infrastructure and investment and insufficient government incentives.

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