Energy News

Westinghouse AP300 SMR
Atomic power appearing in funding packages and rulebooks suggests green investors are increasingly open to the contentious low-carbon energy source, but views in Asia remain mixed, says Sustainable Fitch.
Amazon_Deforestation_Banks
Report by environmental groups says top banks are 'greenwashing' oil and gas financing in Amazon, urges end to such investments.
BDO Unibank_Federico Tancongco
EB Studio Federico P. Tancongco, senior vice president and chief compliance officer of the Philippines' largest lender, tells Eco-Business why he does not foresee the bank walking back on its commitments to tighten coal-related financing.
Singtel Comcentre
Singapore's largest telco is set to levy an internal carbon fee on a wider range of projects following earlier shadow pricing trials. Sustainability chief Aileen Tan tells Eco-Business going green faster is a business imperative.
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Energy Opinion

LNG ship Japan
Bullish gas plans ignore the financial challenges of infrastructure development, renewable energy potential in the region and climate policy restrictions.
Coal power plants
As the Asian Development Bank holds its premiere clean energy event this week, human rights activist Lidy Nacpil argues it is not acceptable merely to accelerate the transition.
A row of newly-launched hydrogen buses queuing to serve Kuching commuters on January 21, 2020
Hydrogen has a role to play in a world trying to wean itself off fossil fuels, despite concerns over its green credentials
Darwin LNG gas plant
Australia’s gas future must involve energy security and climate security. The new government strategy fails to strike this balance.
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Energy Videos

Jovie Montajes, founder of Light of Hope PH
After 20 years without electricity, more than 50 households in Cebu's poorest district have been provided with solar energy, financed by carbon offsets.
Vietnam, wind power story
Vietnam's wind market is thriving, but more work lies ahead if the country wants to power its booming economy without imperilling its people and the planet.
renewables race video
Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
An e-jeepney in the Philippines. A growing movement is underway to electrify Southeast Asia's transport. Image: Eco-Business
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
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Energy Podcasts

The EB Podcast Petronas COP28
The oil and gas sector needs to cut operational emissions faster, Charlotte Wolff-Bye tells the Eco-Business podcast. But slashing fuel output won’t do for the Asian supplier, and it welcomes respectful debate at the climate summit.
"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
EB podcast gender energy
In a region where large hydro projects and expanding biofuel plantations coincide with an upcoming coal phaseout, a laissez-faire approach could worsen existing inequalities and mar the success of a clean energy buildout.
Pretending to be an ESG guru while actually knowing little or nothing about environmental or social issues is known as competency greenwash
Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
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