#energy Berita

Dharsono Hartono, head, KADIN Net Zero Hub
Hartono, who runs the Indonesian chamber of commerce's decarbonisation unit and the world's largest carbon project, says achieving net zero without carbon credits in his country is like trying to fly to the moon in the 19th century.
An advertisement for Australian Gas Network
United Nations chief António Guterres called ad agencies "enablers to planetary destruction". The industry's biggest ad firms have not responded to calls to drop fossil fuels clients. Dirty energy ads will have to be banned before agencies transition, say NGOs
According to their latest sustainability reports, the carbon footprint of Grab increased by 21 per cent in 2023 while the emissions of GoTo, which owns Indonesian ride-hailing app Gojek, dropped by 11 per cent.
The greenhouse gas footprints of Southeast Asia's two largest ride-hailing companies went in opposite directions in 2023. Grab said increased demand for its services led to its emissions spike. GoTo said its emissions drop was a result of improved routing and operational efficiencies.
CFA Society Singapore panel
Studio EB Investing in renewable energy projects via infrastructure debt is “on the vanilla end of the spectrum as an investible asset class”, but financing the managed phase-out of coal for the region – which is more challenging – is equally important in order to meet global net zero targets.
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#energy Opini

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.
Burgos solar and wind farm
House Bill 7705, the low carbon economy bill, could help the climate-vulnerable nation seize the economic opportunities that come with decarbonisation.
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#energy Video

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.
Dr Sylvia Earle
Eksklusif In this exclusive interview to mark Earth Day, Eco-Business speaks to Dr Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, who draws the link between our climate crisis and the health of our oceans.
Air-conditioning units on a building in Singapore
Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
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?
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#energy Podcasts

"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.
Dr Sylvia Earle podcast
Eksklusif Oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle speaks to Eco-Business in this exclusive podcast about the irreversible damage deep sea mining will cause, the link between the oceans and our global climate, and the role that we can all play in 'being at peace' with nature.
A solar farm in Australia
A US$22 billion project involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and 3,800km of cabling running from Darwin to Singapore might be the most ambitious renewable energy project ever. How will it work? Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of project developer Sun Cable.
The Eco-Business Podcast
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.
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