Japan

Japan’s Hydrogen Strategy – A Detour to Carbon Neutrality

A country as developed as Japan should be leading the global clean energy transition. Yet, the progress within its domestic energy market leaves a lot to be desired. What the country needs is to focus on measures aligned to the vision for a more sustainable Japan. And prioritizing renewables instead of hydrogen might be a good starting point.

Japan’s Net-Zero Roadmap: A Focus on Innovation and Investment

At COP26 Japan was a leading voice in funding developing countries, but also stepped away from any commitment to stop coal energy generation. This is not compatible with the country's 2050 net-zero target. Luckily, if coal is phased out Japan does have a robust plan to increase renewable energy capacity that incentivizes private sector involvement.

Energy Transition: A Dilemma for Oil and Gas Sector

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?

How Electric Cars Took Over Our Streets

Electric vehicles are widely accepted as having less environmental impacts than their fossil fuel counterparts. Government and public pressure has made it clear that EVs will be the dominant form of vehicle in the future. For the most part, the automotive industry has taken this call to action in stride - developing plans to increase EV development. Yet, there are still a few auto giants that are slow to transition - namely Toyota.

Tokyo Olympics is Putting Sustainability First and Promoting Net-Zero Goals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently made several major announcements regarding its push towards carbon...

Tokyo 2021 Carbon Offset Programme – A Deeper Look At Its Success

The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games will be the largest sporting event of the year, particularly...

Is Tokyo 2021 the Environmental Turning Point for the Olympics?

The Tokyo 2021 (previously 2020) Olympics is getting considerable press as a ‘green’ games. Both...

Debunking Net-Zero in Asia: Is It Even Possible?

Net-zero by 2050 in Asia is the desirable scenario, but, judging by the current progress,...

Asia’s Growing Renewable Energy Capacity is a Bullish Sign for Investors

Asia makes up the lion’s share of global renewable energy (RE), which will continue to...

The Corporate Hunt for Renewable Energy Investment

Large corporations can be powerful drivers for change. This is becoming more and more evident...

Potential of Renewable Energy in Japan

Japan is among the most technically-advanced and innovative countries in the world. Yet, it is...

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...

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