Energy

Thai, Malaysian Firms Pull Out Of Myanmar Project

Thailand's oil and gas conglomerate PTTEP and Malaysia's Petronas announced Friday they would withdraw from the Yetagun gas project in coup-hit Myanmar.There has been an exodus of global energy companies from Myanmar including Chevron and TotalEnergies following last year's military takeover and subsequent allegations of human rights abuses.More than 1,800 civilians have died during a military crackdown and more than 13,000 have been arrested, according to a local monitoring gr

1 May 2022
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Wind And Solar Reach Milestone As Demand Surges

Wind and solar generated 10 percent of global electricity for the first time in 2021, a new analysis shows.50 countries get more than a tenth of their power from wind and solar sources, according to research from Ember, a climate and energy think tank.As the world's economies rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, demand for energy soared.Demand for electricity grew at a record pace. This saw a surge in coal power, rising at the fastest rate since 1985.

1 April 2022
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Geothermal Key To Philippines’ Energy Demand

Today, there are nearly eight billion people living on the planet. As this number continues to grow, the need for water, food, land, and energy will also rise. The climate is one of the earth’s fundamental life support systems which determines if the planet is habitable or not.

21 December 2021
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The World's Slow Transition To Cleaner Energy

The transition towards cleaner energy has made progress but not quick enough to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, as agreed in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.While the COVID-19 pandemic initially caused a drop in greenhouse gas emissions as economic activity dropped, the pandemic may not have accelerated the shift to renewables:Renewables Boom Renewables are now the number two source of electricity in the world with a 26 percent share in 2019 – behind coal, but

11 October 2021
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ASEAN To Push Utilisation Of Storage Technologies

ASEAN Member States (AMS) need to step up their game on energy storage development. As the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook foretells, ASEAN’s Total Final Energy Consumption (TFEC) projects to increase by 38 percent by 2025 and 146 percent by 2040, from 375 Mtoe in 2017 to 922 million or mega tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2040. ASEAN’s top priority in facing this situation is to supply the growing demand with clean and sustainable energy.

12 June 2021
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Asia Disputes IEA Call To Curb Energy Investments

Asian energy officials on Wednesday disputed a call from the International Energy Agency (IEA) for no new oil, natural gas and coal investments for the world to be able to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, viewing that approach as too narrow.The IEA, which has previously championed the oil and gas industry, this week outlined a path to net-zero emissions that suggested stopping new investments in oil, gas and coal supply, retiring coal-fired plants in advanced economies by 2030, and ba

20 May 2021
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Geothermal Key To Philippines’ Energy Demand

Today, there are nearly eight billion people living on the planet. As this number continues to grow, the need for water, food, land, and energy will also rise. The climate is one of the earth’s fundamental life support systems which determines if the planet is habitable or not.

21 February 2021
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Solar Power Use In Myanmar

The ASEAN Post has published articles on extreme climate in ASEAN member states such as in Myanmar and its threat to the locals, agriculture, and ecosystems. It is said that Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries at risk of climate crisis. Extreme droughts and flooding in recent years and cyclones have affected millions of locals and cost thousands their lives.

10 January 2021
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China's Coal Addiction Erodes Climate Goals

China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future.The fossil fuel has powered China's economic surge over the last thirty years, and the nation burns about half the coal used globally each year.Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for nearly a th

28 September 2020
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Can China Be Carbon Neutral By 2060?

Xi Jinping's shock promise to lead the world into a safer climate future was thin on details, leaving many questions unanswered on how the world's worst polluter will meet a 2060 carbon neutral target.China is responsible for over a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.But it is also the biggest global investor in renewable energy - a country whose energy policy points both ways. We look at what China has achieved, what needs to be d

25 September 2020
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