Fossil Fuel

Ending Asia’s Love Affair With Oil and Gas

Asia is still heavily reliant on oil and gas, which has been boosted by growing natural gas consumption. Several groups have stated that it will be nearly impossible to reach international climate goals unless the region reduces emissions.

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

Malaysian Oil and Gas Company Petronas Ventures into Renewable Energy

Petronas is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world - controlling the fourth largest fossil fuel reserves in Asia. Yet the government owned business is aware that oil and gas is loosing traction. Since 2013 Petronas has been investing in renewable energy and currently controls over 1 GW of solar arrays. Further investment in renewable technologies is expected in the coming decades.

The IPCC Report and Its Impact on Asia

The latest IPCC report is a wake-up call for policymakers, corporations, financiers, and the general community that we are running out of time to prevent the adverse implications of climate change. While the findings will echo around the world, they will undisputedly have the biggest effect on Asia.

Protecting Asia’s Economy by Transitioning to Clean Energy

The world is transitioning to clean energy through international agreements and cooperation, and Asia plays...

Southeast Asia’s Slow Transition to Renewable Energy

Southeast Asia has undergone rapid economic growth over the past two decades. This growth has fueled energy demand, which has been met with fossil fuels. Now, as economic growth begins to slow, the region has the opportunity to invest in renewable energy.

Asia’s Risk From Heat – An Inconsistent Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition

As extreme weather events multiply, the world is echoing calls for more action to mitigate...

The Misleading Tale of Oil and Natural Gas

The energy industry often mentions oil and gas together when discussing current energy demand and...

How Oil and Gas Companies Can Jump Aboard the Green Wagon

The COVID-19 pandemic had been a pivotal moment for the oil and gas companies worldwide....

The Boom of Green Investments in Asia and the Reasons for the Investors’ Interest

As the next renewable energy powerhouse, Asia is a primary point of interest for many...

The Risk of Oil and Gas investments – A Story of Declining Returns

In the three years after the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the five largest oil...

There and Back Again: The Transition From Coal to Gas in Bangladesh

Gas to coal to gas again – this sums up Bangladesh’s trajectory on the energy...

The State of Renewable Energy in Bangladesh – Slow Transition, But Big Potential

Data by the World Bank for 2019 shows that Bangladesh was ranked 5th for the...

Fossil Fuel: Rising Concerns On Vanguard’s Investments

NGO raises concerns on Vanguard's fossil fuel exposure

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