Tim Daiss


India ramps up wind power build-out but net zero remains elusive 

India ramps up wind power build-out but net zero remains elusive

India continues to build out its renewables sector amid questions over its continued coal reliance, in addition to ramped-up pressure from western countries to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – the world’s third largest after China and the US. That pressure took on new impetus this week as US …

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Aussie LNG remains off Beijing’s trade retaliatory radar, at least for now

Aussie LNG remains off Beijing’s trade retaliatory radar, at least for now

(ATF) Australia, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, with a liquefaction capacity of 80 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), has shaken off Covid-19 doldrums as its exports of the super-cooled fuel reached a monthly record in March. Part of that uptick came from several Aussie projects increasing production …

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China kicks up renewables push days ahead of global climate summit

China kicks up renewables push days ahead of global climate summit

(ATF) Just days before US President Joe Biden’s global climate summit gets underway, China is pressing forward with plans to help the country reach its carbon emissions goals. On Monday, the country’s powerful National Energy Administration (NEA) said it was raising solar and wind power generation in its energy mix …

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Renewables gain global momentum, but coal in Asia still the key concern

Renewables gain global momentum, but coal in Asia the key concern

(ATF) Despite slowdowns from the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity was added globally in 2020, beating the previous record by nearly 50%, according to a study released last week by the International Renewable Energy Agency. More than 80% of all new electricity capacity added last …

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Australia’s green pivot helped by another big offshore wind project

Australia’s green pivot helped by another large offshore wind project

(ATF) Australia’s renewable sector – wind, solar and now increasingly green hydrogen – continues to make strides while much of the rest of the Asia-Pacific region trails behind. That momentum is continuing. Last week, news broke that UK-based offshore wind developer Australis Energy is planning to build a 300-megawatt wind …

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South China Sea tensions spike, as oil and gas drilling continues

South China Sea tensions spike, as oil and gas drilling continues

(ATF) South China Sea developments are grabbing headlines once again. Chinese state media reported on Thursday that China had drilled deep in the controversial waterway to retrieve sediment core from the seabed.Chinese scientists on a marine research vessel used a domestically built “Sea Bull II” drilling system to obtain a …

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French energy giant caught in turmoil shadowing Myanmar gas sector

French energy giant caught in turmoil rocking Myanmar gas sector

(ATF) French oil and gas major Total finds itself in the geopolitical crosshairs over its decision to remain in Myanmar while other corporate giants are pulling up stakes. Total chief executive Patrick Pouyanne said his decision to stay the course and continue to produce natural gas and pay taxes to …

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