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Climate Change in Indonesia: A Nation’s Response and Challenges

Climate change is a major concern for Indonesia. Its extensive coastline, tropical climate and low human development index scores are major risk factors. In response, the country has started implementing long-term climate goals and looking for international assistance in funding its programs.

Top Wind Energy Companies in India 2024

India is aiming to triple its wind energy capacity by 2030. This will require significant growth within the wind sector and supportive government policies. The sector is on track to grow at an 8% compound annual growth rate over the next decade.

Indonesia Energy Transition Outlook 2024: In Light of the JETP

Whoever holds power after Indonesia’s February elections has a chance to alter the country's future. Projects, like increased coal and gas capacity and expensive, untested technologies, should remain on paper, while solar and wind must become the priority.

Japanese Automakers’ EV Plans Under the Spotlight

Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda has used a dip in global EV sales to justify his anti-EV stance. However, there's more behind the scenes. The legendary car maker has fallen behind its global EV rivals and is challenged by environmental groups for negatively influencing Paris-aligned climate policy.

Clean Coal vs Renewables: Economic Costs and Gains For Southeast Asia

Despite the subsidies and industry support, Japan’s proposed technologies are struggling to prove promising even at home. Yet, it aims to export them to countries with much more fragile economies and significant challenges. Crunching the numbers reveals that Southeast Asia has a lot to gain if its pursues renewables instead.

Why Does Japan Rely on Fossil Fuels?

Japan is often overlooked in the conversation about the biggest climate offenders. However, in their current form, Japan’s plans for “clean coal” and hydrogen pose a major risk, extending the life of fossil fuels.

The Problem With Japan’s Carbon Neutrality Targets and Climate Strategy

Japan is a hotspot for technology advancements, research and development. Few can rival its ability to create and scale new technologies and bring them to the market. Yet, the leadership has been questionable at best regarding climate progress and energy policy ambition.

Japan Puts the G7 Climate Leadership at Risk

The fight against climate change started in Kyoto in 1997, with Japan at the helm. 25 years later, instead of leading it, Japan is stalling, and time is slipping away. This is having consequences for the world and the rest of the G7.

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.

Taxation in Japan Jeopardises its Solar Sector

Japan has been grappling with how to decrease its disproportionate carbon emissions relative to its population of only 123 million people. Part of that solution includes developing solar power. However, there's a growing movement in more than 200 Japanese municipalities to levy prohibitive taxes on new solar power projects.

COP28 UAE – Goals and Commitments

This year's COP meeting will be held in the United Arab Emirates. The COP28 president has announced major goals for the summit, focusing on speeding up the global energy transition and making this year's COP the most inclusive yet.

The Philippines’ Choice: Going Clean or Going With SMC

The Philippines has immense clean energy potential and has already witnessed the benefits of tapping into it. Whether the government continues in this direction will reveal if its priorities lay with the corporations or the public interest.

Wind Energy in Malaysia – Potential for Growth

Malaysia has limited capacity for wind energy due to geographic and climate factors. As a result, the country's renewable energy programs primarily focus on solar and hydropower. However, wind energy can be useful in select regions with higher than average wind energy capacity.

ASEAN Countries Need to Prioritise Renewable Energy Not Ammonia, Hydrogen and CCS

While Japan argues that its GX strategy can help countries accelerate their energy transition and ensure a reliable power supply, experts accuse the government of trying to export its fossil fuel lobby's interests. Southeast Asian countries shouldn’t be the ones paying the price.

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