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Reflections from Halfway Across Asia

September 18, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Biking Across Asia

Over the course of this trip across Asia we’ve been interviewing people — especially older people — as we travel, asking them if they think the climate has changed in their lifetime. We’ve been surprised by the responses. So many people say that it has in fact gotten warmer.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On US Coal Exports to Asia Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

August 29, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Global Carbon Emissions and Coal Exports

With US natural gas production growth and subsequent natural gas price declines coal has been backed out of the power generation fuel mix to some extent. As a result, US coal producers are exporting greater volumes to European and Asian buyers.[read more]

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A Visit to the Aral Sea

August 14, 2014 by David Kroodsma
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Change in the Aral

When we considered crossing Central Asia in a Ride for Climate, I knew we had to visit the Aral Sea - or at least what remains of it. Even though the sea's demise wasn't due to global warming, it's one of the world's worst environmental catastrophes, serving an example of how humans can alter the planet.[read more]

Is B.C.'s LNG Another Pipe Dream?

August 6, 2014 by Mark Jaccard

During B.C.’s 2013 election campaign, at a conference, I spoke about how one of our politicians was promising huge benefits during the next decades from B.C. liquefied natural gas exports to eastern Asia. These benefits included lower income taxes, zero provincial debt, and a wealth fund for future generations.[read more]

Ride for Climate: A Bicycle Journey Across Asia

May 1, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Riding for Climate

Lindsey and I just turned 35. We're at the point in our lives when we're supposed to start a family or plunge fully into our careers. Some of our friends are buying houses, others are waiting for their second child, and a few are negotiating for tenure-track professorships.[read more]

China, Japan, and Chekhov's Gun - Where Does Fracking Fit In?: Interview with Don Coxe

October 5, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Don Coxe has 40 years of institutional investment experience in Canada and the U.S. As a strategist and investor, he has been engaged at the senior level in global capital markets through every recession and boom since the onset of stagflation in 1972.[read more]

British Columbia Aims to Sell Cleaner LNG

February 8, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles
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I just ran across British Columbia's new provincial natural gas strategy, which includes a specific strategy for expanding liquefied natural gas (LNG) production as a way to mitigate global climate change. That might sound odd to those who are worried--unnecessarily--that gas might be even worse than coal, emissions-wise, but the...[read more]

Doc alert: World Bank - Asian coastal megacities and climate change

October 27, 2010 by Lou Grinzo

Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities: Key Findings Frequency of extreme events likely to increase. All three coastal megacities[1] are likely to witness increases in temperature and precipitation linked with climate change and variability. Increase in flood-prone area due to climate change in all three cities. In all...[read more]

Is Asia rising to dominate the global nuclear industry?

July 7, 2010 by a b

A series of headlines reveals strong competition between Japan and South Korea for market share The Wall Street Journal reports July 6 that Japan is aligning its nuclear industry to support exports of nuclear reactors and to respond to the competitive threat from South Korea. Six companies are working under the umbrella of a government...[read more]

Clean energy jobs CAN be shipped overseas (and what to do about it)

April 20, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute
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By Jesse Jenkins Politicians talking about clean energy jobs like to claim "they can't be shipped overseas." From President Obama's State of the Union to Rep. Ed Markey stumping for the climate bill he co-authored with Rep. Henry Waxman, the promise of new "green jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced" is an all too common refrain....[read more]

Asia Challenges U.S. Innovation Leadership, New Report Shows

January 18, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

Originally published at LeadEnergy A major report released last week by the National Science Board concludes that U.S. global leadership in science and technology is declining as foreign nations - especially China and other Asian countries - rapidly develop their national innovation systems. "U.S. dominance has eroded significantly......[read more]

Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant - Overview

November 21, 2009 by Jesse Jenkins

Asian Nations Set to Dominate Clean Energy Race by Out-Investing the United States - New Breakthrough Institute and the Information Technology and Innovation Institute report."Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant: Asian Nations Set to Dominate Clean Energy Race by Out-Investing the United States," a major new report released today by the...[read more]

2025 Economic Developments in China and India, and the Future of American Solar and Wind

November 20, 2009 by Charles Barton

Brian Wang has a very interesting post based on economic projections by Rio Tinto, the international mining outfit. Rio Tinto clearly wants to know about future metal demands in the global economy. Of course this is important for Rio Tinto to know since it takes both time and a lot of capital to develop a new mine, and an accurate...[read more]

Asia Beats U.S. 3-1: Major New Report on US vs. Asian Competitiveness in Clean Energy Technology

November 18, 2009 by WattHead Guest Contributor

By Michael Shellenberger, originally at the Breakthrough InstituteAsia is poised to dominate the fast-growing clean energy industry by outspending the United States by at least three-to-one on infrastructure and technology, according to a new report, Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant, which was released today by the Breakthrough Institute...[read more]

Solar materials expand in Malaysia

August 13, 2009 by Doris de Guzman

Asia's renewable energy market really seems to be booming as reports indicated (I will write an article soon about China's renewable energy market!). The usual suspect of course is China but I saw several investment news in India last week and now this one from Japanese chemical company Tokuyama announced this week that it is building a...[read more]