Renewable Energy

The Spotlight on the Asia-Pacific’s Energy Transitioning to Net-Zero Emissions

Clean energy executive, analyst, and author Joseph Jacobelli argues that the Asia Pacific region has unique features when it comes to the electricity transition to Net Zero Emissions (NTZ). He thinks that the shift from polluting fossil fuels to green and sustainable energy sources will be the biggest in the world, that capital spending will eclipse all other regions, and that some power markets will lead while others will lag.

COP26: How Lack of Climate Finance Derails Coal Phase-out Agenda

The chaos around the last-minute change in the coal declaration by India, China and South Africa at COP26 has certainly made it harder to reach the 1.5-degree target. At the Glasgow UN climate summit, nations pledged to phase-out coal, reduce methane, end deforestation and support the energy transition, etc. With the USD 100 billion pledge of climate finance still not being fulfilled, small and developing countries called for climate justice. Many nations now plan to revisit their commitment by the end of 2022.

The End of Internal Combustion Engine at COP26: The Glasgow Accord

The Glasgow Accord on Zero Emissions Vehicles is one of the major pieces of policy to come out of COP26. It unites governments, auto manufacturers, and fleet vehicle owners to phase out ICE vehicles by 2035. Signed by 34 countries, India is the lone signatory from Asia and will need to be a role model for the region.

COP26 and the Future of Hard-to-Abate Sectors in Asia

The announcements during the COP26 can be a turning point in the global energy policy. Not only because of all the new initiatives and targets for renewable energy development and coal phase-out, but also thanks to commitments to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors.

What the Future Holds for the Renewable Energy Industry in Asia

Asia is responsible for over 45% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The region counts 93 of the 100 world’s most polluted cities. As home to over 50% of the world’s population and 60% of the largest cities, Asia will also soon face a rapidly increasing energy demand. The way the continent will face it will be detrimental to the global net-zero efforts.

Samsung Renewable Energy and the Squid Game Protest at COP26

CSOs call upon Samsung to power all of its worksites on 100% renewable energy during a Squid Game-themed protest at COP26. This is in response to the global semiconductor manufacturer's failure to show sufficient progress in reducing emissions, despite claiming to be an eco-friendly leader in sustainability and smart technology.

“Green Energy Companies” Driving the Net-Zero Transition: Case Study

While the global clean energy transition is a collective effort it won't be possible without the companies, driving the innovation within the industry. We look at some of the leading green energy development companies and technology manufacturers to identify what are their plans and how they will influence the net-zero transition.

Why Asia’s Transition to Sustainable Energy is Critical

Over the past decade, the renewable energy progress across Asia has started to pick up pace. However, due to how important the continent is for the global decarbonisation efforts, the world doesn't only need Asia to progress. The world needs it to lead the sustainable energy future.

Cheap Green Hydrogen and its Impacts on Asia’s Oil and Gas Industry

Much has been said about the trouble in decarbonising sectors like shipping and aviation, but...

Countries Gearing Toward the Clean Energy Transition

Asia is the main engine behind the clean energy revolution. Developing and developed markets across the continent are now increasingly working towards a sustainable future. While challenges remain, the opportunities are huge. China, India, and the ASEAN countries' success stories are just a small example of what lies ahead.

Asia’s Pathway to a Sustainable Future

As the biggest energy consumer and leading CO2 emitter, Asia is the continent in the biggest need of tangible and collective action in the fight for a net-zero future. While the progress hasn't been on par with the EU and the US so far, experts are unequivocal - Asia is the continent that will experience the biggest renewable energy boom in the upcoming decades. For financiers, this means unrivalled opportunities.

The 7 Guiding Principles for Clean Hydrogen Energy Deployment

The hydrogen industry has long been reliant on fossil fuels. However, things are starting to change. Several companies are already making progress in clean hydrogen project and technology development. The introduction of the seven guiding principles, alongside the decreasing costs, marks the start of a new era that will allow governments and organizations to capitalize on green hydrogen's potential to streamline their decarbonization efforts.

Greening Urban Transport in Asia to Meet Net-Zero Goals

Most Asian countries have some form of net-zero goal. Reaching these goals is critical but only possible if transportation emissions significantly decline. Unfortunately, throughout Asia, many countries are seeing a steady increase in personal car ownership. It will fall on the government and private sector to develop sustainable forms of urban transport that increase transportation efficiency and decrease emissions.

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

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