Renewable Energy

Europe’s Energy Crisis 2022: Lessons for Asia

Asia is in the unique position to witness the pitfalls of poor energy strategy and how much it costs. If it proceeds to repeat Europe’s mistakes, then Asia has no one else to blame but itself.

Accelerating Japan’s Energy Transition: A Possible and Much-Needed Mission

Nothing is stopping Japan from becoming a climate leader except for its own actions. If it abandons fossil fuels and embraces renewables, it could build a resilient, sustainable and self-sufficient energy system.

The Philippines’ Presidential Candidates 2022 Should Pursue Renewables and Halt LNG

Halting LNG expansion plans may be against the dominant trend in Southeast Asia, but the Philippines' presidential candidates must make the tough decisions if the country wants to mitigate its finance, energy dependence, stranded asset and climate risks.

Wind and Solar Power Hit a Record Tenth of Global Electricity in 2021

2021 saw some of the fastest growth rates ever for wind and solar. Simultaneously, coal remained a significant energy source in Asia and saw increased use in several countries. To reach the Paris Agreement's goals, renewables must continue to grow.

Debunking Net-Zero in Asia: Is It Even Possible?

Net-zero by 2050 in Asia is the desirable scenario, but, judging by the current progress,...

Net-Zero by 2050: Humanity’s Best Bet Against Climate Change

Net-zero has become the rallying cry for the fight against climate change. It represents a viable target that scientists agree is necessary if the world is to avoid the most dramatic impacts of climate change. The idea of net-zero is often oversimplified, but in reality, it has many nuances and can be challenging to achieve.

The ARE Banking Report – How the Banks That Have Financed Emissions Can Change

Climate change will hit Asia the hardest, so local banks should act with urgency. However, Asian banks are lacking when it comes to their decision-making and sustainability policies.

HLEG: The New UN Net-Zero Group Creating Standards

The UN's new net-zero group, HLEG, will hopefully provide needed regulation for climate pledges. With a significant increase in companies pledging environmental reform there claims need an oversight body to verify action, rather than relying on self-reporting.

Carbon Neutral vs Carbon Free: What’s The Difference?

Carbon neutral and carbon-free are terms often used interchangeably, but there are huge differences that make the details important.

Carbon Neutral vs Net Zero: What’s the Difference?

It is essential for companies to properly use the terms "net-zero" and "carbon-neutral" when communicating terms. What is even more important, however, is to follow up on their commitments.

Net-Zero Energy Buildings: A Stepping Stone to Decarbonisation

Net-zero energy buildings are gaining traction in global markets. Using a combination of sustainable design principles and smart technologies, they limit emissions and offset unavoidable CO2 production. Their large scale implementation is a viable way to achieve net-zero goals.

The IMF’s Role: Economic Impacts of Climate Change on The Global Economy

Can the IMF create and implement economic policies to help countries through climate impacts?

Net-Zero Emissions: Cutting Generation and Increasing Offsets

Net-zero for the world is vital. In 2021, two countries already reached this goal, with several close-to. These trends need to continue.

Is “Greenflation” behind Higher Global Energy Prices?

Greenflation is a real risk on the mind of many renewable energy experts and rising commodity prices could increase the cost of the energy transition.

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