Fossil Fuel

Is Carbon Capture Viable? New IEEFA Report Says No

Carbon capture is one of the most controversial low-carbon technologies discussed today. Proponents see it as a way of reducing emissions from fossil fuel heavy industries, yet opponents view it as a way of avoiding the adoption of renewables. A new study by the IEEFA assessed some of the largest carbon capture facilities around the world and found widespread failures and poor efficiency. This raises questions about the role carbon capture should play in the world's low-carbon future.

Samsung Joins RE100: The Effect on South Korea’s Clean Energy Progress

Korean RE100 members have to take leadership by pushing policy-makers to expand renewable energy supply and lower prices. Samsung's involvement can be the decisive factor that urges the Korean leadership to make a change.

Green Bonds: Sustainable Financing Tools or a Greenwashing Weapon?

In a bid to reduce greenwashing possibilities, the EU now requires increased transparency and strict reporting for sustainable bonds. However, the rest of the world is still dragging its feet, leaving the door open for greenwashing on both state and corporate levels.

Russian Oil Exports and Fossil Fuel Revenues Outstrip the Invasion Costs

Banning Russian fossil fuels is the single, most efficient sanction countries can impose. Yet, as CREA's latest report shows, many of them continue buying Russian coal, oil and gas through official and alternative channels. All of this when renewables are within an arm's reach.

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality – 7 Effective Ways

There are a complex and broad array of air pollutants, which make indoor air pollution a challenging global issue to tackle. However, there are some actions we can each take to directly improve our immediate air quality, like increasing building ventilation. Additionally, increasing education on sources of air pollution will help make a societal change in the communities that most need it.

The Outlook for Electric Cooking in Asia

Many low-income households in developing Asia continue to use wood as the primary fuel for cooking. Despite the sufficient amount of electricity access, for most middle and high-income households across developed and developing Asian countries, gas and LPG remain the preferred choice. Governments have to stimulate the transition to electric cooking to help households ensure more affordable and cleaner cooking.

The Rise of Electric Cooking

Natural gas has several adverse side effects on our health and the environment when used for cooking. Electric cooking represents a significant improvement in both of these categories. However, gas cooking rates remain high, which needs to change. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of electric cooking is crucial in facilitating the shift away from gas systems.

More Cities Are Banning Natural Gas In Homes: But Why?

Natural gas produces a range of pollutants associated with health issues and climate change. As a result, cities are starting to consider banning natural gas infrastructure in new buildings. So far, US cities are leading the charge, but there has been significant pushback from major natural gas companies.

Indoor Air Pollution – What a Household Can Do?

Indoor air pollution is a leading cause of death, yet it is relatively easy to limit some of the main contributors found in homes. The lack of education and access to safer energy infrastructure is one of the main roadblocks. It falls on governments and communities to facilitate local change.

The Transition to Clean Cooking: How to Replace Gas?

While gas has long been considered a clean cooking fuel, research shows that it can impact health. This, paired with the high gas prices, the global net-zero journey is making countries around the world look for alternatives. Induction and electric stoves can be the solution. And the renewable energy transition is starting to prove it.

Cooking With Gas – The Full Story

Natural gas is the most popular cooking fuel worldwide, particularly in developed countries. Natural gas use rates will likely increase over the next several decades as more supporting infrastructure becomes available. However, the combustion of natural gas leads to several harmful greenhouse gases, which have direct health and environmental effects.

Using Gas for Cooking in Asia: History, Drawbacks And Future

In the search for cheaper and cleaner cooking alternatives, countries across the world are replacing gas stoves with induction and electric appliances. While low and middle-income countries in Asia might find this shift challenging at first, the path forward is clear – dirty and expensive fuels will make way for cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

High LNG Prices in Asia: Risk Causing Permanent Demand Drop

The demand for LNG in Asia is plummeting. Developing nations can't bear with the high gas prices and are actively looking toward renewables. Even fossil fuel stewards are starting to have second thoughts. And if the high gas prices continue, which seems likely, the demand drop might be irreversible.

Top 10 Oil And Gas Companies In Singapore [2022]

Oil and gas companies have long been a significant economic pillar in Singapore's economy. The country is the major thoroughfare and hub of fossil fuels in Asia. Most of the largest international fossil fuel companies have offices in Singapore, but there are also several major local companies. How will these businesses fare now that the energy transition is underway?

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