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What the Future Holds for the Renewable Energy Industry in Asia

Asia is responsible for over 45% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The region counts 93 of the 100 world’s most polluted cities. As home to over 50% of the world’s population and 60% of the largest cities, Asia will also soon face a rapidly increasing energy demand. The way the continent will face it will be detrimental to the global net-zero efforts.

A Close Look at China’s Five Year Plan for Coal (2021-2025)

Coal power is the anchor energy in the country, supplying around 70% of the electricity, also contributing roughly 43% of the country’s CO2 emissions. China has made promises in recent years to limit its coal power growth. But the world is still nervously guessing - how much coal power will be added to China’s domestic fleet before 2025?

Why Asia’s Transition to Sustainable Energy is Critical

Over the past decade, the renewable energy progress across Asia has started to pick up pace. However, due to how important the continent is for the global decarbonisation efforts, the world doesn't only need Asia to progress. The world needs it to lead the sustainable energy future.

Investing in the Future of Hydrogen: A Path to Net Zero

Green hydrogen still accounts for a small percentage of total global hydrogen production. But it is a valuable, and necessary, energy source for the world to reach net-zero by 2050. This makes it a lucrative investment opportunity that has the potential to provide substantial returns in the coming decades.

Global Methane Pledge COP26: Its Impact on Asia’s Oil and Gas Industry

In the build-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow, all eyes were set on global leaders to make meaningful progress in addressing methane emissions, the second leading cause of climate change. While the Global Methane Pledge is a necessary first step, governments and the fossil fuel industry will have to do more if we are to remain on track to meeting the Paris Agreement goals. In the meantime, the oil and gas landscape in Asia will have to change.

Countries Gearing Toward the Clean Energy Transition

Asia is the main engine behind the clean energy revolution. Developing and developed markets across the continent are now increasingly working towards a sustainable future. While challenges remain, the opportunities are huge. China, India, and the ASEAN countries' success stories are just a small example of what lies ahead.

Asia’s Pathway to a Sustainable Future

As the biggest energy consumer and leading CO2 emitter, Asia is the continent in the biggest need of tangible and collective action in the fight for a net-zero future. While the progress hasn't been on par with the EU and the US so far, experts are unequivocal - Asia is the continent that will experience the biggest renewable energy boom in the upcoming decades. For financiers, this means unrivalled opportunities.

Greening Urban Transport in Asia to Meet Net-Zero Goals

Most Asian countries have some form of net-zero goal. Reaching these goals is critical but only possible if transportation emissions significantly decline. Unfortunately, throughout Asia, many countries are seeing a steady increase in personal car ownership. It will fall on the government and private sector to develop sustainable forms of urban transport that increase transportation efficiency and decrease emissions.

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?

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.

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.

Green Transportation Trends in Asia – A Wave of Electric Charging Stations

China's EV sales and adoption rates are substantially higher than the rest of the world. This is driven by continued government subsidies and mass development of infrastructure, like electric charging stations. In many ways, this model appears to be working. What valuable lessons can the rest of Asia take from China?

Solar Lamps: Empowering Marginalised Communities in Asia

Solar Lamps also called Soler Lanterns being used in Rural Household

Addressing Climate Change With Green Transport & Pure Electric Vehicles

Transportation related carbon emissions account for nearly 25% of global emissions. Reducing these emissions is a key step for Asian countries to meet their national emissions targets and Paris Agreement goals. This can be done in two ways: increasing pure electric vehicle use and developing efficient mass transportation systems. Both of these changes need to be initiated by government policy - and some Asian countries are already leading the way.

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