S. Korea’s Offshore Wind Potential and Getting Locals Onside – Podcast

Energy Insights speaks with Mark Hutchinson, the director and chair of the Southeast Asia Task Force at the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

LNG Projects in the Philippines: Share of San Miguel Corporation

The Philippines continues its liquefied natural gas (LNG) development trajectory despite its cost, environmental impact and widespread disapproval. Manila-based conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is spearheading this development.

Greenwashing on the Agenda at Japan Energy Summit 2024

The Japan Energy Summit, held recently, included sessions on pioneering innovative energy technologies and accelerating decarbonisation in its agenda. Unfortunately, these sessions pushed fossil fuel narratives instead.

Climate Change Laws And Policies In The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most at-risk countries for climate impacts. As a result, the country has implemented laws and policies to implement climate mitigation and adaptation into its core processes. However, these policies must be updated and enforced to create long-term change.

Heat Wave in Pakistan 2024: A Scorching Reality

Near-record temperatures have led to an extended heat wave in Pakistan in 2024. This follows several other record-setting heat waves over the last decade. Climate change is exacerbating this issue and highlights the urgent need for more decisive climate action.

Offshore Wind Offers South Korea Huge Economic Opportunities: GWEC 

According to the GWEC, offshore wind power can bring South Korea 770,000 new jobs and 87 trillion won (USD 63 billion) in investments over seven years. However, unlocking these gains requires a holistic plan where the government and stakeholders collaborate to introduce favourable supporting policies and advance community-focused offshore wind deployment.

Water Pollution in the Philippines: Causes and Solutions

The Philippines' Water pollution primarily stems from industrial processes, agriculture and domestic sewage. These sources create poor water quality across the country and are tied to environmental, economic and public health concerns. Stricter regulation and increased sanitation services are critical to improving the country's water quality.

Japanese Megabank MUFG Continues to Bankroll Fossil Fuel Development

Global financial institutions are still funding fossil fuel projects despite warnings over climate change. Japanese megabanks, for their part, continue to top the list. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC Group) ranked among the 10 worst in fossil fuel funding in 2023.

Air Pollution in the Philippines – Solutions

Air pollution is one of the Philippines' top environmental concerns. It leads to major economic and human health losses. The government must update its emissions regulations and encourage a shift away from fossil fuel energy sources.

Solar and Wind Power Potential in Bangladesh

Considering the huge solar and wind power potential in Bangladesh, the investment opportunities in renewable energy are there for the taking.

The Post-oil Economy in the UAE and How It Is Preparing

The UAE is known for being in an oil-rich region and historically relying on oil exports as a significant part of its economy. This reliance on oil is now slowly changing in preparation for the post-oil world. Multiple government programmes and private sector investments are behind this transition.

Does Japan Care About the Environment

Japan's role as a member of G7 is pushing its subpar environmental performance into the spotlight. Inadequate emissions reduction goals, a high rate of fossil fuel imports and questionable fishing practices highlight this. These concerns will only grow more dire for the climate-vulnerable country and must be addressed.

Wind Energy in Japan: Prospects, Benefits and Future

While Japan’s government increasingly considers wind energy a viable option, the progress is still sluggish. Accelerating it requires addressing various administrative burdens and introducing more ambitious policies.

Global Energy Transition Index – Quantifying Progress

The Energy Transition Index is a score of how well a country is doing in their energy transition. Ultimately, this tool can be used to identify areas that need funding, support, or incentives to speed up change.

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