KEPCO cannot keep resorting to bonds to pay fossil-linked debt

State-owned electricity provider Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) may be running out of tricks to resolve its debt problems.

KEPCO cannot keep resorting to bonds to pay fossil-linked debt

State-owned electricity provider Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) may be running out of tricks to resolve its debt problems.

Will COP27 be a Mere Diplomatic Gathering?

As the UN climate change summit (COP27) will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November, politicians, environmentalists, and industrialists from all over the world are full of expectations and doubts about what it may bring.

Predictive Analytics is Heart of Digital Transformation for Energy industry

Senthilkumar Pandi, a Digital Data Management Expert, explains how the Predictive Analytics enable Energy Industry to prevent costly unexpected downtime using Predictive Analytics and suggests how to choose right solution.

Delays of LNG terminals in the Philippines reflect supply and cost uncertainties

LNG imports won’t alleviate high power prices in the Philippines.

The future of fuel for critical power in SEA is here

For mission-critical power users, there is real pressure to reduce emissions from their diesel generators, while still making sure there is no reduction in reliability. The picture is different across Southeast Asia, with some governments legislating quicker than others and the adoption of alternatives likely to differ from region to region.

Japan and the G7 climate commitment: how will they follow through?

Japan’s decision to align with other G7 nations ending financing of fossil fuels in other countries sounded a clear note of unity amid the tangled, conflicting commitments that are the norm in the global climate debate. The unified effort needed to create effective climate change action will however test Japan’s leadership role as it works to navigate competing interests successfully.

Three imperatives for utilities in the energy transition

The utilities sector has an important role to play in our collective transition to clean energy – one that cannot be understated: by decarbonising the production of power, it enables other industries to decarbonise through electrification. Recognising this, utilities across Southeast Asia are embracing the energy transition, and making commitments to embark on this journey in earnest.

As high LNG prices lure exporters into the market, Asian buyers may look for the exit

Persistent LNG price spikes, although a boon for exporters, may stunt long-term demand growth in Asia

Singapore’s clean electricity success rests on support from exporting nations

Cross border power policy and infrastructural support are vital for its decarbonization plan.

Indonesia’s green taxonomy walks a tightrope in balancing industries of the past and the future

Emissions-wary investors should mind the gap in the new three-tier taxonomy.

Tailoring Climate Innovation in Southeast Asia

Global momentum is building to achieve net zero in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—and to do so more quickly than previously envisioned. Getting there will require unprecedented levels of innovation. Some estimates, such as the P4 pathway defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), show that today’s technologies have the potential to reduce global emissions by about two-thirds. More innovation-driven projections—such as IPCC’s low-energy demand pathway, P1—do not bank on any new technologies but instead assume radical business model and policy innovation.

Russia-Ukraine conflict adds impetus to Asia’s energy transition

Clean energy alternatives are a crucial hedge against future disruptions in global commodity markets

Voluntary carbon markets: here to stay?

How can the world accelerate down a net zero pathway when some emissions can’t be abated by current technology? For some companies in hard-to-abate industries, carbon offsets can provide a practical pathway to carbon neutrality, at least while necessary abatement solutions are developed.

Financing the future of green hydrogen

The next energy market disruptor, green hydrogen is moving at lightspeed and global investment, with strong policy support and replication of the solar learning curve, is adding to the momentum.

Accepting gas as sustainable will hurt Korea’s green finance credentials

Regressing on what was a promising green taxonomy sends weak market signals to investors and loses competitive edge.

Who will grab regional leadership in the energy transition?

To being taken seriously, Australia needs a credible emissions reduction plan