Author: Shi Weijun
China’s green finance boom lacks ESG data
17 January 2022
Regulators demand greater ESG disclosure as China’s emissions goals drive acceleration of green financing
China EV demand set for strong growth in 2022
13 January 2022
Sales could double despite phased withdrawal of government subsidies
Overcapacity looms in China’s solar PV sector
11 January 2022
Government net-zero targets drive investment in solar panel production by new entrants and existing players, UBS analyst says
Carbon markets poised for rapid growth
13 December 2021
Surging prices signal arrival of emerging asset class, with voluntary market expected to grow exponentially over coming decades, conference speakers say
Red tape slows Southeast Asia’s renewables growth
9 December 2021
Pace of deployment to leave Indonesia and the Philippines heavily reliant on coal through end of decade, analysts say
Global finance must deliver on Cop26 pledges
9 December 2021
Private sector needs to translate ambitious promises into real action, finance experts say
Module price surge wrongfoots Chinese solar firms
2 December 2021
Solar module prices up 28pc this year on the back of soaring feedstock costs, conference delegates say
Renewables pairing drives China energy storage growth
2 December 2021
Mid-decade storage target within reach despite challenging business model, conference delegates say
New shipping fuels need lifecycle emissions analysis
19 November 2021
IMO developing well-to-wake methodology amid calls for robust assessment of clean fuels’ green credentials, conference speakers say
Faster switch to clean methanol needed
17 November 2021
Industry must accelerate development of green and blue production routes as transport sector demand rises, conference speakers say
Australia’s rooftop solar surge challenges power grids
2 November 2021
Low installation costs and generous feed-in tariffs help make Australia a world leader in rooftop solar panels
Taiwan’s recipe for success in offshore wind
28 October 2021
Supportive policies and growing corporate PPA market drive growth in Taiwan but progress stalls elsewhere in Southeast Asia
Big potential seen for CCUS in Southeast Asia
27 October 2021
Technology uniquely positioned to support region’s decarbonisation of power generation and gas processing, conference panellists say
China boosts energy storage as renewables expand
28 April 2021
Policymakers bet on dramatic fall in cost of storage batteries this decade
Climate change impacting insurability of renewables
23 March 2021
Transition Economist talks to Andrew Slevin, CEO of John Foord, about the challenge of insuring renewable energy assets amid extreme weather
China turns to nuclear for 2030 pledge
16 March 2021
Reliance on coal will use up the national carbon budget, so nuclear will be needed to start reducing overall emissions
Chinese five-year plan to see expansion of EVs
9 March 2021
Plan will focus on uptake beyond the largest and wealthiest cities, so consumption of petrol and diesel may peak mid-decade
Supersize offshore wind buildout stymied by lack of vessels
1 March 2021
Ships suitable for transporting the new generation of huge wind turbines are in short supply, but oil & gas EPC contractors are being attracted to the market
Growing scale of offshore windfarms attracts IOCs
23 February 2021
Projects in deeper waters and at higher specifications are more closely aligned with the offshore oil and gas industry’s strengths and provide portfolio decarbonisation benefits
CO2 ‘conversion’ key to China decarbonisation
3 February 2021
Chinese-Canadian firm says high costs of CCUS can be mitigated if extracted carbon is used to create valuable products
Creating value from carbon dioxide
28 January 2021
Rather than treating CO2 as a waste biproduct, the CEO of C4X Technologies says converting CO2 into valuable products could dramatically reduce the timeline to net-zero
Chinese renewables set for bumper year
19 January 2021
Commitment to net-zero by 2060, combined with interim targets, has bolstered confidence within the wind and solar sectors
China’s refining recovery looks set to stall
19 November 2020
Crude oil throughput at refineries broke records in October, but the market will not fully get back on track until next year
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