Fossil Fuel

Top 10 Uses of Natural Gas

Natural gas is increasing in popularity as an alternative to oil and coal. However, it is still a fossil fuel, producing carbon dioxide and methane emissions. The world needs to consider if natural gas is a viable fuel in the long term and should develop alternative renewable infrastructure.

Worst Companies for the Environment: Holding the Renewable Energy Transition Back

The companies with the most extensive resources are often the biggest climate laggards. Realising the difference they can make and starting to support the global clean energy transition would be massively beneficial for their own good and the future of everyone else.

Breakthrough Agenda Report Signals Risks to Clean Technology

The first annual Breakthrough Agenda Report indicates that the current progress towards the agenda's goals is lacking. Each of the five main emitting sectors has significant progress to make, particularly in the adoption of clean energy technologies. Hopefully, the report will be a wake-up call to world leaders and will facilitate meaningful climate adaptation discussions at COP27.

Environmental Issues in the Philippines and New LNG Projects

The fossil gas expansion in the Philippines, mainly fueled by SMC, is taking place amid the worsening climate and energy crisis. The move risks burdening the nation with high energy costs, unreliable supply, stranded asset risk, increased energy dependency and a devastating impact on the environment.

San Miguel Corporation’s LNG Projects and their Implications for the Company and the Philippines

Natural gas has successively been shown to oppose the goals of solving the energy crisis. It causes environmental issues and won't help the Philippines decarbonise. Gas is now an impractical choice for the San Miguel Corporation, the regions biggest LNG developer.

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.

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.

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