Tim Daiss

Renewable gas debate in Australia heats up

Australian Gas Networks has been pushing renewable gas in social media adverts, while its competitor Melbourne-based Jemena ran an advertorial in the Sydney Morning Herald claiming that “renewable gas can satisfy our energy hunger.”

High LNG prices may slow rapid Asia demand growth

A new report says that high prices may accelerate downward pressures on LNG demand, clouding long-term industry outlooks.

Philippines’ LNG drive runs into market dynamics

The Philippines is trying to revamp its power sector by building more gas to power projects along with several LNG import terminals, however there’s growing concern that LNG might not be the best option going forward.

Tokyo plan to decarbonise city gas faces hurdles

Tokyo Gas, Japan’s largest city gas supplier, is to begin a methanation pilot programme using renewables to try to decarbonise city gas.

Woodside faces new legal climate challenge at Scarborough

The Australian Conservation Foundation claims that the offshore Scarborough gas field will have a detrimental impact on the Great Barrier Reef by adding wide-scale coral bleaching.

Gold hydrogen takes to the stage in Australia, but questions remain

Gold hydrogen is garnering attention in Australia as a potential competitor to blue and even green hydrogen, but critics say that gold hydrogen comes with considerable methane emissions and may not be volumetrically significant.

Climate think-tank casts doubt on hydrogen blending

Plans for large-scale green hydrogen blending using existing natural gas infrastructure is at best a “highly inefficient solution for power generation and heating,” according to the Energy Innovation paper.

Japan’s net zero plans need rethink, say critics

Japan is considering its nuclear future to help reach its 2050 net zero goals, but opponents still point to safety concerns. Renewable projects, despite a lack of available land mass, remain a viable long-term alternative.

Ukraine war, prices jeopardize Thai climate goals

The Ukraine war and its impact on global energy prices is creating headwinds for Thailand and its climate goals.

Green hydrogen in SE Asia faces big hurdles

Southeast Asia, home to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations block, is playing catch-up in green hydrogen development. Other than Singapore, no members have included it in their respective energy policies, according to a recent report.