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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.

The Environmental Issues Surrounding San Miguel Corporation Are Deterring Investors

In one way or another, SMC is a part of the daily life of many Filipinos and its actions have serious implications. Financiers and investors should be wary of this.

Solar Energy in Malaysia: A Bright Future or Dim Prospect?

Malaysia's renewable energy targets heavily rely on expanding its solar energy capacity. Meanwhile, the country is ideally located for large-scale solar adoption. However, government policies still need improvement, and significantly more investment is required to facilitate this transition.

A Bumpy Road Ahead for Malaysia’s Net-zero 2050 Ambitions

With diminishing oil and gas resources, costly fossil fuel subsidies and rising sea levels and temperatures, the pressure is on for Malaysia to pursue its net-zero targets.

Japan’s Energy Policy Is Turning It Into the World’s Climate Villain 

Japan is quickly becoming the odd one at the table of the G7 regarding climate policies. Scientists, analysts and environmental and societal groups see it as the culprit of climate change inaction. It is time for Japanese governmental and corporate leadership to change that perception.

The LNG Plans For Samsung’s New Megaproject Threaten Its Reputation

Today, Samsung is far from being a climate leader - neither in terms of current progress nor when it comes to pledges. However, the company has all the means to become one. Advocating for more renewables and less fossil fuels in South Korea's climate policies is a crucial first step.

LNG Expansion in the Philippines Harms Communities and Coral – Podcast

Energy Insights spoke with Liza Osorio about the Philippines and San Miguel Corporations' LNG expansion impacts on communities and coral reefs.

Climate Change in South Korea: Floods, Heat and Looking Away

South Korea's strategy to address climate change's impacts is reactive, not proactive, while its newly adopted policies and upcoming plans continue to undermine renewables.

How Solving Energy Poverty Will Boost Health and Climate Goals

We speak with Sugandha Srivastav of Oxford University about energy poverty, access and developmental economics.

Bangladesh’s Energy Needs and a Fair and Just Energy Transition

The switch towards renewable energy will not be the main threat to Bangladeshis' jobs and well-being. It's climate change.

Vietnam Has Approved the PDP8: What Comes Next?

The approval of the PDP8 is finally here. While not without its potential flaws, the plan allows Vietnam to start leaping towards its net-zero by 2050 target – a moment that energy investors have long been waiting for.

G7 Gas Move a Likely Nod to US and Japanese Interests

The G7 just concluded its meeting in Hiroshima. The group made several decisions impacting the global energy sector, including further reliance on coal-fired power projects and a problematic call to continue gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) investment. These decisions come in light of long-term US and Japanese gas interests and development.

The G7’s Responsibility to Help Bangladesh and Other Climate-affected Countries

At the approaching 2023 G7 meeting, the world expects global leaders to address the elephant in the room: fossil fuel phase-out. The G7 must set an example and develop a unified vision to help address climate change – an issue heavily impacting developing nations.

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