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Global Methane Pledge COP26: Its Impact on Asia’s Oil and Gas Industry

In the build-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow, all eyes were set on global leaders to make meaningful progress in addressing methane emissions, the second leading cause of climate change. While the Global Methane Pledge is a necessary first step, governments and the fossil fuel industry will have to do more if we are to remain on track to meeting the Paris Agreement goals. In the meantime, the oil and gas landscape in Asia will have to change.

The 7 Guiding Principles for Clean Hydrogen Energy Deployment

The hydrogen industry has long been reliant on fossil fuels. However, things are starting to change. Several companies are already making progress in clean hydrogen project and technology development. The introduction of the seven guiding principles, alongside the decreasing costs, marks the start of a new era that will allow governments and organizations to capitalize on green hydrogen's potential to streamline their decarbonization efforts.

Energy Transition in Oil and Gas Sector: A Dilemma

Asia will account for an estimated share of 43% of the global energy demand by 2040. Whilst fossil fuel projects are under pressure owing to climate commitments, renewables are not yet fully developed. Will the Asian countries bank upon oil and gas to fulfill the future energy demand?

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

The Risks of the Continued Reliance on Oil and Gas in South Korea

South Korea's green commitments are a breadth of fresh air for a world, strangled in carbon emissions. But the country still isn't ready to abandon oil and gas.

What Role Will Hydrogen Oils Play in the Low Carbon Future?

Green hydrogen is one of several types of hydrogen oils, yet it is the only renewable variety. It is produced by splitting water molecules and is emissions-free. Unfortunately, it is still costly to produce and requires unique infrastructure. As technology improves, it will play an essential role in supporting the global low carbon future.

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...

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