Renewable Energy

Why Is Renewable Energy Important?

Renewable energy has one of the most critical roles to play as the world feels the effects of climate change. It must replace fossil fuel infrastructure to reduce ongoing emissions and help countries build resilient energy grids.

The Impacts Of the Electricity Price Increase On Asian Countries

While the electricity price hikes across developing and developed Asian nations started in 2022, they are expected to extend into 2023. This risks impeding economic growth, fueling inflation and affecting the poorest the most. On the bright side, it is the perfect moment for a long-needed energy system overhaul.

UAE Names Oil Chief as COP28 President: What to Expect

COP28 promises to be a historic conference where leaders can ensure that either the 1.5°C target will live to fight another day or become entirely out of reach. The dilemma will be decided at a conference chaired by an oil boss held in one of the leading oil-exporting countries. And while many analysts are sceptical, the UAE is uniquely positioned to use its influence to aid the energy transition.

What Are Just Energy Transition Partnerships?

Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs) are a green financing mechanism that balance the transition to renewables and equitable change for local communities. While JETPs are a relatively new financing mechanism, they show the potential to make a significant impact in the next several decades. Uplifting local communities as part of the global energy transition will make lasting positive impacts.

The Future of Renewable Energy Looks Brighter than Ever

IEA's Renewables 2022 report revealed that the world is planning for massive clean energy capacity expansion. The findings are even more ambitious than the agency's last year report.

Is Biofuel Renewable? The Ongoing Debate

Biofuels are made from organic matter, which is either directly farmed for biofuel production or collected from biomass waste. This makes biofuels renewable. Additionally, plant growth and combustion are carbon neutral. However, biofuel production requires many outside inputs that release carbon dioxide and impact the environment. Will biofuels play an important role in the world's energy transition?

The Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy For Asian Countries

At a time of soaring inflation, exorbitant fossil fuel prices, unreliable power supplies and a never-ending energy crisis, Asian countries should start considering the economic benefits of renewable energy.

Gas Deals at COP27 Egypt: All You Need To Know

There is a feeling that COP27 did more for fossil fuels than clean energy. However, convinced of the benefits of the latter, some Asian countries are actively progressing towards a more sustainable, cost-efficient and resilient energy system.

COP27: Broken USD 100 Billion Promise of Climate Finance but New Hope For Loss and Damage

At a time when the world should be moving rapidly towards climate change solutions, action is slow. And as promising as the new climate finance proposal agreed upon at COP27 might look, it alone won't be enough to adequately protect the most vulnerable.

Global EV Sales 2022: Stunning Boom and a Bright Future

While Southeast Asian countries are lagging behind EV leaders, through the right policy measures, incentives they can decarbonise their public and private transportation fleets.

South Africa’s ‘Just Energy Transition Partnership’: Lessons For Asian Countries

The South African JETP marks a groundbreaking moment for global energy financing. It has set the stage for a new climate-progress model that can unite developed and developing countries, as well as public and private financiers, on the path towards a just energy transition.

Renewable Energy Progress of Microsoft, Google and Apple

The tech sector should be at the forefront of the battle against climate change. Yet, only a handful of companies are doing enough. Currently, all except Apple are neglecting their supply chain emissions.

COP27 Finance Day: Expectations and Outcomes

COP27's Finance Day didn't exactly provide many reasons for excitement. It ended with more promises than actual progress, showing a lack of solidarity with vulnerable nations, especially from the world's biggest polluters.

Types of Hydrogen: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

There are three main types of hydrogen that are categorised based on the production method and type of energy input.

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