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The Growth of Renewable Energy in Indonesia 2022 – Current State, Opportunities and Challenges

The growth of renewables in Indonesia is soaring. It is no wonder that it is one of Southeast Asia's leading nations in terms of clean energy.

IPCC Report: Climate Finance for Adaptation Must Increase for Developing Countries

The latest IPCC Working Group II report largely stresses the need to accelerate climate adaptation, eradicate injustice and end the use of fossil fuels. The report, ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,’ emphasised that coal and other fossil fuels are choking humanity.

Indonesia Bans Coal Exports for January – What it Means for the World

The effect of Indonesia's decision to ban January coal exports ripples through the leading Asian economies. Coal shipment bans from leading exporters are yet another reminder that fossil fuels are a dead end and surface an extensive universe of risks. However, they might prove detrimental in putting the industry to bed.

Coal in Indonesia – A Troubling Sticky Habit

Indonesia is the world's fifth-largest coal producer and largest coal exporter. Coal is a significant part of the economy and a substantial portion of its energy mix. Unfortunately, coal power has not provided electrification to many remote regions of the country and is a significant roadblock in global net-zero targets. Indonesia needs to reassess its energy policy.

Competing with Coal: Renewable Energy in Indonesia

Indonesia recently released their energy plan for 2021-2030 and many energy experts are worried. The country does plan to increase renewable energy capacity, but it will continue to invest in coal power. This signals a lack of commitment to regional and global net-zero targets, putting more climate stress on the ASEAN region.

Case Study: Tsingshan Industrial Parks in Indonesia Post-China’s Coal Pledge

In light of the no-coal-power-overseas pledge by China’s President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s commitment to no new coal power in the recent COP26, the industrial parks fueled by captive coal power in Indonesia, developed by China, face challenges and their future is dotted with question marks.

COP26: How Lack of Climate Finance Derails Coal Phase-out Agenda

The chaos around the last-minute change in the coal declaration by India, China and South Africa at COP26 has certainly made it harder to reach the 1.5-degree target. At the Glasgow UN climate summit, nations pledged to phase-out coal, reduce methane, end deforestation and support the energy transition, etc. With the USD 100 billion pledge of climate finance still not being fulfilled, small and developing countries called for climate justice. Many nations now plan to revisit their commitment by the end of 2022.

Energy Transition in Oil and Gas Sector: A Dilemma

Asia will account for an estimated share of 43% of the global energy demand by 2040. Whilst fossil fuel projects are under pressure owing to climate commitments, renewables are not yet fully developed. Will the Asian countries bank upon oil and gas to fulfill the future energy demand?

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

Solar Lamps: Empowering Marginalised Communities in Asia

Solar Lamps also called Soler Lanterns being used in Rural Household

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

Why Corporate Credit Ratings Agencies Shy Away From Climate Risks: An Interview with Melissa Brown, IEEFA

Despite the ever-increasing climate catastrophes, climate risks are not fully reflected in the main ratings of the top rating agencies. In a Q&A with ETA, Melissa Brown of IEEFA talks about the changing dynamics in the credit-rating market and why rating agencies are buying analytics firms.

How Carbon Pricing Can Catapult Energy Transition in Asia

Relevance of carbon pricing for energy transition in Asia

Overcoming ASEAN’s Renewable Energy Challenges

ASEAN members have set renewable energy goals and implemented policies, so why are they struggling...

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