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The Risks of the Continued Reliance on Oil and Gas in South Korea

South Korea's green commitments are a breadth of fresh air for a world, strangled in carbon emissions. But the country still isn't ready to abandon oil and gas.

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.

Green Transportation in South Korea – a Key Enabler for the Net-Zero Revolution

South Korea is facing an uphill battle to make notable progress towards clean energy in line with the Paris Agreement commitments. Green transportation appears to be one of the most powerful tools in the government's arsenal. The opportunities in the industry are huge, while the challenges are solvable.

Innovation as the Driving Force Behind the Transition to Renewable Energy in South Korea

Compared to other countries, the pace of South Korea's renewable energy transition leaves a lot to be desired. However, the latest Green New Deal shows the officials' determination to change the country's course, but will it be enough?

Ending Asia’s Love Affair With Oil and Gas

Asia is still heavily reliant on oil and gas, which has been boosted by growing natural gas consumption. Several groups have stated that it will be nearly impossible to reach international climate goals unless the region reduces emissions.

The Main Barriers to the Renewable Energy Transition in South Korea

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.

South Korea Prepares for Net-Zero by 2050. But Is It Enough?

While others run, South Korea seems to stroll towards its net-zero by 2050 goal. However, with the latest green deals, the local government shows ambition to change the country's trajectory and notably speed up its renewable energy transition.

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.

Malaysian Oil and Gas Company Petronas Ventures into Renewable Energy

Petronas is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world - controlling the fourth largest fossil fuel reserves in Asia. Yet the government owned business is aware that oil and gas is loosing traction. Since 2013 Petronas has been investing in renewable energy and currently controls over 1 GW of solar arrays. Further investment in renewable technologies is expected in the coming decades.

Learnings from Bangladesh’s Solar Home System

The world's largest off-grid solar program gave 20 million Bangladeshis access to electricity in rural areas. The program so far has gained a lot of global popularity and experts believe it can be replicated in other countries.

The IPCC Report and Its Impact on Asia

The latest IPCC report is a wake-up call for policymakers, corporations, financiers, and the general community that we are running out of time to prevent the adverse implications of climate change. While the findings will echo around the world, they will undisputedly have the biggest effect on Asia.

Protecting Asia’s Economy by Transitioning to Clean Energy

The world is transitioning to clean energy through international agreements and cooperation, and Asia plays...

Kusum: Bumpy Ride for India’s Solar Pump Scheme

There are over 20 million grid-connected agriculture water pumps in India consuming more than 17% of the total annual electricity. Touted as the silver bullet to uplift the agriculture sector and push the distributed-solar market, Kusum scheme faces several hurdles and implementation issues.

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