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The IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2023: Global and Asian Gas Demand to Peak by 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that while clean energy adoption is accelerating rapidly, current policies will still push global warming to 2.4°C, far beyond the Paris Agreement's target. Global leaders must make COP28 count by pledging to achieve the IEA's five pillars for getting back on track.

Greenhushing vs Greenwashing: Tackling Sustainability Misinformation

Greenwashing has a long history, with several high-profile cases taking place in the public sphere. Greenhushing is the newer approach to sustainability misinformation but is just as harmful to global climate action. Understanding both strategies is critical to keeping companies accountable for their corporate sustainability aspirations.

Greenhushing: The Silent Barrier to Global Sustainability

Sustainability has been steadily increasing in the corporate world due to public, regulatory and financial pressure. As a result, some companies have fallen back on greenhushing to reduce public awareness of their environmental impacts and to appear more sustainable.

IEA: Urgent and Joint Action Needed To Keep the 1.5°C Target Alive 

The IEA's latest report is clear: global leaders either take urgent and collective action now or miss the 1.5°C target.

Taxation in Japan Jeopardises its Solar Sector

Japan has been grappling with how to decrease its disproportionate carbon emissions relative to its population of only 123 million people. Part of that solution includes developing solar power. However, there's a growing movement in more than 200 Japanese municipalities to levy prohibitive taxes on new solar power projects.

The Philippines’ Choice: Going Clean or Going With SMC

The Philippines has immense clean energy potential and has already witnessed the benefits of tapping into it. Whether the government continues in this direction will reveal if its priorities lay with the corporations or the public interest.

ASEAN Countries Need to Prioritise Renewable Energy Not Ammonia, Hydrogen and CCS

While Japan argues that its GX strategy can help countries accelerate their energy transition and ensure a reliable power supply, experts accuse the government of trying to export its fossil fuel lobby's interests. Southeast Asian countries shouldn’t be the ones paying the price.

G20 Summit 2023 in India: Leaders Fail on Fossil Fuel Phase-out and Emissions Cuts

While the proposed tripling of renewable energy capacity is a positive step, the lack of any mention of fossil fuel phase-out or concrete emission reduction targets is disappointing. Yet, both are indispensable for achieving the Paris Agreement targets.

Japan’s Energy Policy Is Turning It Into the World’s Climate Villain 

Japan is quickly becoming the odd one at the table of the G7 regarding climate policies. Scientists, analysts and environmental and societal groups see it as the culprit of climate change inaction. It is time for Japanese governmental and corporate leadership to change that perception.

The LNG Plans For Samsung’s New Megaproject Threaten Its Reputation

Today, Samsung is far from being a climate leader - neither in terms of current progress nor when it comes to pledges. However, the company has all the means to become one. Advocating for more renewables and less fossil fuels in South Korea's climate policies is a crucial first step.

LNG Expansion in the Philippines Harms Communities and Coral – Podcast

Energy Insights spoke with Liza Osorio about the Philippines and San Miguel Corporations' LNG expansion impacts on communities and coral reefs.

Japan’s Carbon Capture Investments in Australia Pose Significant Financial Risk

Japan continues to fund carbon capture projects in Australia despite lacklustre results and high costs resulting in mounting financial losses.

Ammonia Fuel Engine – Revolutionising Transportation

Ammonia engines combust ammonia using a similar process to standard internal combustion engines. However, ammonia's properties make it inefficient for several common use cases and give rise to dual-fuel engines. Both options are driving investment and innovation in the technology.

Climate Change in South Korea: Floods, Heat and Looking Away

South Korea's strategy to address climate change's impacts is reactive, not proactive, while its newly adopted policies and upcoming plans continue to undermine renewables.

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