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Japan’s Steel Industry: A Laggard For Decarbonisation

Japan's steel industry is one of the country's largest economic powerhouses, significantly influencing the global steel market. However, the industry's decarbonisation goals fail to align with the country's targets, which are already considered inadequate compared to its peers. A reassessment of the industry's goals and associated policies is necessary.

Environmental Pollution in Japan – Impacts and Future

Pollution is a global issue that all countries are working to tackle, and Japan is no different. Japan has a long history of pollution-related health impacts and subsequent regulatory reforms. However, ongoing pollution is still a significant concern that needs to be addressed.

Japanese Banks Pour Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry

Analysts warn that the continued fossil fuel support from the Japanese financial industry, showcased by the actions of various banks, insurance companies, asset owners and asset managers, is enabled by loose policies or loopholes. Fixing them is critical for addressing the climate crisis.

India’s 2024 Election and the Role of Renewable Energy – Podcast

We speak with Sunil Dahiya, at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) about renewable energy and the Indian election 2024.

Fossil Fuels Dominate Japan Energy Sources

Japan sources the overwhelming majority of its energy and electricity from fossil fuels. However, the country's domestic fossil fuel reserves are minimal. As a result, Japan imports most of its energy, placing its energy security in a precarious position.

The Environmental and Climate Impacts of False Solutions on Japan

Japan is the leading proponent of the mass adoption of ammonia co-firing and CCS technologies for power generation domestically and across Asia. However, scientists warn that such steps will not only fail to reduce emissions but could also result in adverse impacts, including air pollution, water contamination and ecosystem degradation.

Solar Energy in Japan: Room For Growth

Solar energy is Japan's most used renewable energy source, yet it still makes up a small portion of its total energy mix. This will need to dramatically increase for Japan to stay aligned with its renewable energy and decarbonisation goals.

South Korea’s Energy Mix: Prominent Role of Fossil Fuels

The IEEFA warns that South Korea’s misplaced faith in fossil fuels could create a vicious cycle of spiralling energy costs, derailed decarbonisation progress and loss of opportunities as investors back the transition to renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Companies in Japan Are Crucial For Decarbonisation

Japan's renewable energy sector is slowly growing, with some of the country's largest energy developers beginning to invest heavily in low-carbon solutions. The government must encourage these companies to target true renewables, like offshore wind and solar rather than untested "clean" fossil fuel technologies.

Indian Elections 2024: Climate Change Should Take the Spotlight

India has established itself as a leader in the region's clean energy transition. Still, the country's political parties now have to prioritise tackling climate change and taming its worst impacts – a problem scientists expect will worsen.

Ammonia-Coal Co-firing Plans Risk Worsening the Air Quality Problem in India and Pakistan

Experts describe technologies like CCS and hydrogen-ammonia co-firing as false solutions to climate change since they will perpetuate the use of fossil fuels. However, scientific evidence indicates that they also pose air pollution and health risks – problems India and Pakistan already have to deal with.

Renewable Energy in Malaysia 2024 – From Oil To Sustainability

Malaysia's energy mix is heavily geared towards coal, oil and natural gas. However, the country has ambitious renewable energy and decarbonisation goals over the next 30 years. The rapid development of domestic renewable energy is crucial to stay on track.

Wind Energy in South Korea – Opportunities and Challenges

The wind energy sector can become the difference that gives South Korea's renewable energy progress that much-needed boost. The country's vast potential for offshore wind is already starting to attract some of the leading developers in the industry. Judging by the first signs, South Korea's future promises to be "windy."

Top Energy Companies In Singapore 2024

Singapore's energy mix heavily favours fossil fuels, but the country is aiming to change this. As a result, several of the leading energy companies in the country are developing renewable energy projects. This will likely be spurred on by government subsidies and favourable policies in the coming decade.

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