Environment Commentaries

27 Feb 2019
BY Michael Smith
Governments around the world are putting policies in place to curb carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
14 Nov 2018
BY Inez Rakhmani
Indonesia currently has over 230 million inhabitants spread out in 34 provinces demanding basic supplies for domestic and industrial needs.
6 Apr 2018
BY Gautam Jindal
Last year, while presenting Singapore’s budget for 2017, the Singapore Finance Minister announced that Singapore will impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions starting from 2019.
24 Nov 2016
BY Kate Lazarus
Optimising project siting and configuration are the most effective environmental and social risk avoidance measures in hydropower development.
6 Oct 2016
BY Graham Tyler
Just under a year on from COP 21, three of the main players – the US, China, and India – have now ratified the Paris treaty on climate change initiatives.
26 Jul 2016
BY Akira Tokuhiro
Several months ago, I happened to see an NHK World's web-based documentary on a Japanese city called Kashiwa-no-ha (KNH) "Smart City" – an institutional collaborative initiative partnering municipal (Chiba Prefecture, Kashiwa City), commercial/business, and educational (universities) entities1.
4 May 2016
BY William Byun
Goodbye to all that Being active in the renewable energy and climate change sector for over the past decade has meant witnessing many changes in the field.
2 Mar 2016
BY William Byun
While that question hung over the last days of World War II, on December 2015 the world media definitely projected a cheerful resolution for the recent climate change negotiations there that "no", the ballyhooed Paris Agreement inked there should provide a new pathway to avoid such fate.
23 Dec 2015
BY Akira Tokuhiro
On occasion of a Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident book-release1 event organised by a well-educated, secluded community in the Santa Ynez Valley (California), I came upon the above three words during a book-signing.
1 Sep 2015
BY Peter Hopper & Alice Yung
Environmental advocates believe that in an ideal world wind, water, and solar technologies would provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels and Nations have discussed the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions for decades.
23 Oct 2014
BY Jay Cheema
As the third largest energy consumer in the world, India continues to face serious energy deficiencies.
19 Aug 2014
BY Ashutosh Pandey
Climate change and other environmental issues have slowly started getting required attention in Government development plans.
26 Feb 2014
BY Pallavee Khanna
In recent years, remarkable economic growth in developing countries has caused a rapid increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in addition to the increased energy demands.
12 Feb 2014
BY Akira Tokuhiro
The global nuclear ‘enterprise’ is now three years (March 11, 2011) past the historic Tohoku earthquake (M9.0), subsequent tsunami (~14-15m waves), and unfortunately, the continuing consequences of the ‘Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) accident.
17 Dec 2013
BY Lothar Herrmann
The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and is estimated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050[1].
16 Dec 2013
BY Yeheskel (Hezy) Ram
Earlier this year, I was a speaker in the GreenPower conference which took place in Jakarta which was devoted to the geothermal space in both Indonesia and the Philippines.
27 Nov 2013
BY Alice Gibson
Much of the world’s future energy growth, especially in the power sector, will be in Asia.
24 Sep 2013
BY William Byun & Philipp Barrage
Bandung 1955, the Non-Aligned Movement, Sukarno, Nehru, Tito, Nasser, etc.
20 Sep 2013
BY José María Figueres Olsen
The world can no longer afford to be intimidated by the magnitude of the climate crisis, nor into believing that we must choose between economic prosperity and environmental security.
30 Jul 2013
BY Nazery Khalid
By virtue of its extended Exclusive Economic Zone, Malaysia has a maritime area, which is four times larger than its land mass.  Being surrounded by seas, Malaysia is naturally blessed in many ways.  It is sits in a strategic location in one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions and along some of the world’s busiest shipping routes.  Its maritime zones are also abundant with living and non-living maritime resources that are used by its population and contribute to its economy.
5 Jul 2013
BY Matthias Gelber
For more than 10 000 years the climate and CO2 concentration has been very stable, but now we humans are pushing it to a dangerous level.
29 Jan 2013
BY Adriaan Kamp
So, hence my interest to find answers and solutions on some of our key and pressing question(s): What is the right time and right scale of energy transition management given the present world situation? But let’s first agree on a fundamental principle – and that is: that all people have a fundamental right for energy.
4 Jan 2013
BY Adriaan Kamp
We live in interesting times.
12 Nov 2012
BY Eugene Chen 陳仲漁
According to BBC's report , a tiny country with 1500 of population in South Pacific called Tokelau claims that it will be the first country in the world to 100% meet its electricity need with solar power.
8 Aug 2012
BY Per Regnarsson
As India is experiencing rapid urbanisation, it faces a double challenge of managing ever-rising volumes of municipal solid waste (MSW) and securing electricity supply for its fast-growing urban population.
3 May 2012
BY Agostinho Miguel Garcia
To answer this question, we must understand what is behind the price and pollution.
4 Apr 2012
BY Claude Guet
March 11th, 2011. Nuclear engineering sector is hit by Fukushima's accident.
2 Apr 2012
BY Priyantha D C Wijayatunga
Energy is one of the key contributors to sustainable development.
5 Mar 2012
BY Ashutosh Pandey
Fueled by rapid economic growth, a growing population with greater access to goods and services and higher electrification rates, Indian energy demand is projected to rise at over 5% a year over the next 25 years, based upon expectations of 8-10% growth in GDP#.
5 Mar 2012
BY Claude Nahon
Operating industrial installations is a constant reminder that a zero risk situation does not exist.
5 Mar 2012
BY Agostinho Miguel Garcia
Solar Energy is rather new and emergent in Asia and in many countries consumers and companies do not know exactly what it is or what it means and some myths have paved their way into the market place.
5 Mar 2012
BY Scott M. Smouse
Power generation in the Asia Pacific region expanded by about 1/3 over the first decade of the new millennium.
3 Feb 2012
BY Akira Tokuhiro
Nearing the one year anniversary (March 11, 2011) of the historic Tohoku earthquake (M9.0), subsequent tsunami (~14-15m waves), and unfortunately, the ongoing consequences of the ‘Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) accident’, allow me to take this opportunity to reflect upon the significance and relevance of this tragic loss-of-life and the importance of energy for economic development and the human condition in Asia-Pacific (AP).
1 Feb 2012
BY Nazery Khalid
Nazery Khalid assesses efforts in the shipping sector to go green Cleaning up shipping’s act Concern over the effects of pollution caused by shipping activities on the marine environment is growing.
1 Feb 2012
BY Ehtesham Uddin
With intellections to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and concerns over environments, Asian Power industry is currently demanding more green solutions to produce power.
1 Feb 2012
BY Scott M. Smouse
World attention was recently focused on the climate change negotiations held during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.
3 Jan 2012
BY Zhun Ma
The China Photovoltaic Industry Alliance (CPIA) is finalizing a complaint alleging that U.S.
2 Jan 2012
BY Hirokazu Suto & William Byun
Good Bye Kyoto: This month, the Japanese Ministry of Environment announced that greenhouse gas emissions in Japan had increased in the year to 2010, reflecting the continued recovery of its economy.
2 Dec 2011
BY Nazery Khalid
“The future ain’t what it used to be!” (seen on a bumper sticker) Climate change is the only constant The need to address the issue of climate change has become a matter of priority, and players in the shipping industry must stand up and be counted to play their part to reduce carbon emissions.
1 Dec 2011
BY Susan Gladwin
As Asia grows, so too do its economic, social, resource and environmental challenges.