Gulf of Thailand oil and gas exploration faces stubborn hurdles

Thailand and Cambodia are discussing joint Gulf of Thailand oil and gas exploration, but territorial disputes still pose a challenge.

Gas crisis

Bangladesh gas crisis worsens as FSRUs cease operations

LNG dependence has exposed the dark side of Bangladesh’s energy security over the past several months, in a country experiencing a severe gas crisis.

Bangladesh gas

Bangladesh gas production plummets to decade-low

Bangladesh’s gas production has dropped to a decade-low level amid continuous depletion of output and lax moves to ramp up extraction.

LNG demand

Asia to account for most LNG demand by 2050: conference

Asia is set to account for over 75% of the global LNG market by 2050, with LNG demand reaching over 500 million tonnes per year by that date, delegates heard.

Thai gas

Thai gas production ramps up, renewables waver

Thai gas production is stepping up despite national and international calls for the Southeast Asian nation to move away from fossil fuels.

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Offshore gas in the Philippines boosted, net zero a concern

The government, in spite of some recent progress with renewables contracting, still plans to drill for more gas in the Philippines, raising environmental concerns.

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China’s Belt & Road Initiative boosts SE Asian renewables

China’s Belt & Road Initiative has been making a hard pivot from fossil fuel project investment to more renewables in recent years.

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Offshore wind sector in Japan struggles to gain footing

Japan has vast wind power potential that remains undeveloped, especially floating offshore, a recent report found.

Malaysia renewables

Malaysia renewables strategy downplays wind power

The Malaysian renewables sector got a major boost recently when Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company pledged to invest US$8bn, but solar and hydropower are still being prioritised over wind in the country.

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South Korea renewables sector battles bureaucracy

The South Korean renewables sector has vast potential for both fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind power development, say experts.

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SE Asian renewables gains offset by continued gas build-out

Lack of progress in breaking ground on new projects, coupled with a challenging regulatory environment for Asian renewables, is hindering the region’s progress, the report said.

Closing China’s energy transition finance gap requires more work

For China to rein in its carbon emissions from its largest polluting segments will require massive energy transition finance, according to a new report.

Indonesia energy

Indonesia election to determine its energy transition future

Whoever wins the Indonesian election this month will have his plate full dealing with energy prices, regulation and the energy transition.

Belt & Road Initiative

China’s Belt & Road Initiative boosts SE Asian renewables

China’s Belt & Road Initiative has been making a hard pivot from fossil fuel project investment to more renewables in recent years.

Wind

Offshore wind sector in Japan struggles to gain footing

Japan has vast wind power potential that remains undeveloped, especially floating offshore, a recent report found.

Asia LNG

Research sounds alarm over SE Asia’s LNG development

The report confirms other recent studies that Southeast Asian LNG is not the environmentally-friendly green transition fuel once thought just a few years ago.

Singapore hydrogen

Singapore hydrogen plans accused of greenwashing

Hydrogen development plans are making headway in Singapore and the new fuel has been called “low carbon” but Singapore’s hydrogen strategy is still opaque and it's unclear to what extent it might contribute to decarbonization.

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Indian state energy firms rush to declare net zero goals

Indian state energy companies have been rushing to announce net zero emissions targets but many lack a clear, realistic path to move away from fossil fuels and towards net carbon neutrality.

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India’s enhanced climate pledges fall short of expectations

Some climate watchers are unhappy India has dropped bold commitments made by Modi in Glasgow last year and fear the nation will burn more dirty cheap coal to provide affordable energy to its population.

Japan struggles to focus on energy transition

Japan's transition plans have been accelerated, including in response to the Ukraine war, but the immediate focus remains on securing dispatchable supply and keeping the lights on.

War-driven green transition stalls in Asia

While Europe is partly accelerating low-carbon programmes to wean itself off Russian energy in the light of the Ukraine war, the picture in Asia is more mixed, with many still associating reliable energy with fossil fuels.