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Renewable Energy Challenges and Opportunities in Vietnam

With a population soon to reach 100m and a booming economy, Vietnam’s energy needs are...

Investing in Coal Projects Bears Major Financial and Reputational Risks

A business environment held in the grasp of a global pandemic is anything but stable....

Japan’s Uncertain Future in Financing Overseas Coal Power Plants

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Why Asian Financiers Are Still Financing Coal

Global banks have funneled trillions of dollars in coal financing since the Paris Climate Agreement...

How Biden Wants to Lure Smaller Nations Away from China’s Coal Grip

With his ambitious renewable energy plan, US President Joe Biden has found a fresh field...

Many Uses of Coal are Being Replaced With Renewable Energy

Since 2013 global coal consumption has plateaued, yet overall demand for energy has increased. There...

Malaysian Banks and Their Slow Transition to Renewable Energy Finance

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) is to reduce global air pollution levels through...

China’s 14th FYP – What could this mean for the Energy Sector?

China is responsible for nearly one-third of all emissions globally, making it a primary candidate...

The Controversy Surrounding Conventional Sources of Energy in Asia

Asia is extremely reliant on conventional sources of energy, predominantly fossil fuels such as coal,...

2020 was a Dismal Year for Coal Power

Long seen as a critical emerging market for coal power, South and Southeast Asian countries...

Malaysia’s CIMB Announces Coal Financing Phase-out by 2040

CIMB becomes the first emerging markets bank to announce a progressive coal exit policy. Malaysia’s...

South Korea to Decide on Approval for Vietnam Coal Power Plant – a Project Dropped by other Global Banks – in Early October

KEPCO – South Korea’s national utility – is slated to make a decision on the...

Carbon Intensive Industry amidst COVID-19 Recovery Plans

Governments across the globe are pouring trillions of dollars into COVID-19 recovery packages making this...

China relaxes regulations on coal power expansion for third year running

China has lowered the risk ratings for coal-power overcapacity in many parts of the country for the third year in a row.

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