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Hyundai Backtracks On RE100 Pledge With New Ulsan LNG Plant

After joining RE100 and committing to 100% renewable energy, Hyundai Motor Company released plans for a new LNG facility. This directly contradicts its RE100 pledge and raises serious accusations of greenwashing. The move is surprising for the second-largest company in South Korea and is seen by many as a poor publicity choice and a financial risk. The project is currently on hold but remains a possibility.

Green Taxonomy: A Tool for Greenwashing

Countries across the world are adopting green taxonomies. They define what is considered "green" energy, support local development of renewable energy and play an essential role in the energy transition. However, some green taxonomies include transition fuels, which many experts view as an avenue for greenwashing non-renewable energy development.

Twitter vs Facebook: A New Report Reveals Which Social Media Companies Take Climate Change Misinformation Seriously

Greenwashing is a serious concern for all types of sustainability movements. While climate change misinformation has historically been found in advertising and company publications, social media platforms are the new battleground. A new report by Greenpeace, Avaaz and Friends of the Earth highlights how each social media giant is currently handling greenwashing. The results show poor performance across the board.

How to Avoid Greenwashing: A Guide for Sustainable Businesses and Marketing Leaders

Today, the public uses a microscope to look for the significant gaps between a firm's words and actions. And if these gaps are found, the reputational damage is often hard to recover from, since markets have long memories. However, business leaders hold their future in their own hands.

Greenwashing Examples 2022: 10 Companies That Greenwash

Greenwashing is found in small and large companies alike, yet the impact is still the same. It erodes customer confidence in sustainability and allows negative environmental impacts. To better combat climate misinformation, it is important to look at, and understand, some of the most prominent cases.

Financial Greenwashing: What is it and How Does It Happen?

Financial greenwashing threatens to derail the global decarbonisation journey by abusing investors' trust and channelling funds into instruments and projects with suboptimal impact against climate change.

New Report Reveals Global Coal Power Capacity is Shrinking

The global coal power capacity is in a decline. While some Asian countries still plan for the construction of new coal capacity, most are starting to realise that fossil fuels are a dead end.

Asia’s Race to Net-Zero by 2030

Achieving net-zero is the world's top priority. So far, Asia lags behind in its effort to go carbon-neutral. Renewable energy is the key.

Hydrogen Oil: Green vs Blue, What’s the Difference?

Hydrogen energy is significantly more efficient than fossil fuels. Even more importantly it can be produced in a sustainable way and is considered a "renewable energy" source. Unfortunately, this is not true for all types of hydrogen energy and largely depends on how it is produced.

Europe’s Energy Crisis 2022: Lessons for Asia

Asia is in the unique position to witness the pitfalls of poor energy strategy and how much it costs. If it proceeds to repeat Europe’s mistakes, then Asia has no one else to blame but itself.

The Philippines’ Presidential Candidates 2022 Should Pursue Renewables and Halt LNG

Halting LNG expansion plans may be against the dominant trend in Southeast Asia, but the Philippines' presidential candidates must make the tough decisions if the country wants to mitigate its finance, energy dependence, stranded asset and climate risks.

Japan’s Coal Obsession

Japan is one of the largest fossil fuel advocates. Its unwillingness to abandon fossil fuels is costly for all of Asia and the globe.

China’s Coal Imports Drop and the Imminent Effect on Coal Exporters

China's latest decision to reduce coal imports has shocked countries like Australia. Yet, aside from the challenges there are opportunities.

Debunking Net-Zero in Asia: Is It Even Possible?

Net-zero by 2050 in Asia is the desirable scenario, but, judging by the current progress,...

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