Fossil Fuel

Overcoming the Challenge of Hydrogen Storage

Hydrogen storage is one of the main building blocks for green hydrogen adoption. However, hydrogen has several characteristics that make it difficult to store effectively at scale. Ongoing research, development and investment are critical for overcoming these concerns.

MHI Greenwashing Tactics Demand Closer Scrutiny

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is pushing its net-zero emissions by 2040 pledge at full force. But, its strategy includes relying on gas-fired power projects, questionable carbon capture technology and profiting as a major carbon credit broker. These tactics demand closer media scrutiny and overall environmental monitoring.

Taiwan’s LNG Development Overpowers Its Renewables Ambitions

The Taiwanese government has earmarked some USD 32 billion for renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) investments to move the country’s energy development in the right direction. However, it also continues a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) build-out as part of its long-term energy mix strategy, putting the country in an energy supply and climate mitigation quandary.

Natural Gas Forecast 2023: Demand in Asia to Bounce Back

While natural gas prices are expected to remain low, they would still be above their historical averages. As a result, Asian countries' imports would still be costly, even in an ideal world without any market volatility.

Hydrogen Infrastructure: Development and Challenges

The lack of existing hydrogen infrastructure is a significant hurdle to the widespread adoption of green hydrogen. However, there is an incentive for the public and private sectors to develop the required infrastructure. Hydrogen can help the world reach decarbonisation goals, and the hydrogen market is expanding with lucrative opportunities.

Global Hydrogen Market: Size, Growth and Future

Hydrogen demand is increasing, and production capacity will need to rise. However, this capacity should focus on low-carbon green hydrogen, which can be a major energy carrier in the net-zero energy transition.

South African Coal Exports Decline for the Fourth Consecutive Year

South African coal exports continued to decline for the fourth consecutive year, especially in Asia after demand peaked in 2019.

Thailand’s LNG Development Is Not The Way Forward For Its Energy Sector

Thailand is one of the few Asian countries ramping up LNG procurement as prices for the fuel dip. This comes as it needs gas to drive a post-COVID economic recovery. However, lower prices are only part of the story. The other part is that Thailand is a natural gas-based economy.

Hydrogen Production Methods from Fossil Fuels Overshadow Alternatives

Today, 99% of hydrogen is produced using fossil fuels. However, green hydrogen can become a viable alternative.

Hydrogen Economy – Meaning, Benefits and Future

The hydrogen economy is the idea of a world partially powered by hydrogen. If green hydrogen becomes the predominant production method for hydrogen, it will play a critical role in the world's low-carbon future. However, green hydrogen needs to be financially viable and requires ongoing support from the public and private sectors.

Japan’s G7 Fossil Fuel Push – Podcast

Susanne Wong, at Oil Change International, speaks about Japan and the fossil fuel push at the G7.

Energy Security in Bangladesh is Threatened by Fossil Fuels 

The fossil fuel dependence of Bangladesh has significantly impacted its economy. The country should no longer bear the exorbitant power costs and unreliable supply, especially when better, cleaner and cheaper options exist.

Japan’s Ammonia Plans Threaten the Carbon Emissions Reduction of Southeast Asia

Aside from a few positive outcomes, the G7 ministerial meeting ended disappointingly due to a final communique with vague wording and weak commitments. This sets the stage for Japan to continue doing business as usual.

How the Unreliability and Unpredictability of Fossil Fuels Hurt Bangladesh

Bangladesh has suffered enough from fossil fuel import dependence and has experienced first-hand how the dirtiest fuels affect the climate. However, thanks to its clean energy potential, the country holds the keys to an independent and sustainable future.

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