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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."

The Proposed Vietnam PDP8 Update and the Risks From the Coal Pivot

The recently proposed update to the Vietnam PDP8 draft risks deteriorating the country's clean energy progress. Experts are united around the idea that the drafted coal pivot will surface various negatives, including lack of financing, slower clean energy transition, increased climate impact, and increased reputational risk for the country.

South Korea’s Renewable Energy Transition and Its Barriers

An analysis of the main obstacles that slow down the renewable energy transition in South Korea and the country's efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050.

Importance of Climate Finance and Climate Change to Strengthen Global Solidarity

Analysts are clear: climate financing is insufficient and unevenly distributed. Developing Asian countries, especially those in the south, have to be the most concerned, considering they are the most vulnerable to climate crisis impacts.

What Is the Future of Sustainability in Sports and Sponsorships?

The focus of sports has long been on competition, show and profit. Little emphasis has...

The Curious Case of SMBC Group – Financing Climate Change Offenders

While SMBC Group has taken some positive steps in terms of its green commitments, it falls way behind global and even local competitors. Unless the financial institution makes a dramatic U-turn, it will bear the consequences of excessive stranded asset and reputational risks.

Renewable Energy in Singapore: Sources, Plan and Strategy

Over 95% of the energy currently consumed in Singapore is from LNG and oil. However, the country has robust renewable energy targets for the next several decades, largely driven by local solar energy production and importing clean energy from neighbouring countries.

Solar Power in Singapore: A Shining Energy Source

Singapore is working to meet 28% of its peak power demand with solar energy by 2030. The country chose solar as its main renewable energy focus due to its high levels of solar irradiance and limited land area. To meet these targets, Singapore will need to invest in innovative approaches to harness its solar power, like floating PV systems.

Hyundai Backtracks On RE100 Pledge With New Ulsan LNG Plant

After joining RE100 and committing to 100% renewable energy, Hyundai Motor Company released plans for a new LNG facility. This directly contradicts its RE100 pledge and raises serious accusations of greenwashing. The move is surprising for the second-largest company in South Korea and is seen by many as a poor publicity choice and a financial risk. The project is currently on hold but remains a possibility.

Green Taxonomy: A Tool for Greenwashing

Countries across the world are adopting green taxonomies. They define what is considered "green" energy, support local development of renewable energy and play an essential role in the energy transition. However, some green taxonomies include transition fuels, which many experts view as an avenue for greenwashing non-renewable energy development.

Potential of Renewable Energy in Japan

Japan's road towards renewable energy dominance in the country's mix won't be smooth, it is feasible and will unlock several energy investment opportunities.

The Latest PDP8 Vietnam Draft – Focus on Renewable Energy and a Drastic CO2 Emissions Reduction

The latest draft of the Vietnam PDP8 sends the positive signal that the country is no longer looking in the direction of fossil fuels. Instead, it is further diversifying its low-carbon power sources, planning for notable clean energy growth and a massive CO2 emission reduction.

Are Large Japanese Companies Living Up to their Climate Commitments in 2022?

The climate and sustainability-related pledges of Japanese companies are a reflection of the government's commitment. While on paper everything sounds ambitious, the reality is there is much work left to be done on both micro and industry levels.

Renewable Energy Investments in Vietnam in 2022 – Asia’s Next Clean Energy Powerhouse

The boom of renewable energy in Vietnam has made the country a global leader in sustainability and a top clean energy investment destination.

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