Energy Shift Southeast Asia

Japan’s ‘disastrous and harmful’ LNG financing sparks protests around the world

Community-led petition and demonstrations call on Japan’s export credit agency–Japan Bank for International Cooperation–to end environmental and community harms arising from LNG projects   Fishermen, local communities, indigenous groups, and environmental advocates across the globe denounced Japan and its export credit agency Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)–expressing opposition to the country’s public finance for liquified […]

Flying solo: Filipino fisherman brings plea to Europe: Stop fossil fuel financing

A fisherman from Batangas, a province south of the Philippine capital, flew thousands of miles away from home on his own to personally call on European banks to divest from environmentally destructive fossil fuel projects in his country.  It was not only his first international flight but also his first time away from family.  Maximo […]

Opinion: Japanese PM Kishida must stop derailing the global energy transition

Philippine President Bongbong Marcos with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Decelmber 2023

Philippine President Bongbong Marcos with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders’ Meeting in December 2023. (Photo from the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan) By Gerry Arances and Elizabeth BastCenter for Energy, Ecology, and Development; Oil Change International When Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with President Joe Biden and Philippine President […]

Southeast Asian civil society welcomes Biden’s pause on LNG export approvals

Energy Shift Southeast Asia, a network of civic organizations advocating for just energy transition in the region, lauded U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent decision to temporarily halt pending authorizations for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).  The White House said the pause would assess and update current economic and environmental analyses of the U.S. […]

Poem: you flood our sea with lng

Pree Bharadwaj

by Pree Bharadwaj you flood our seawith lng you tell usthe trilemma – a true dilemmasecurity!affordability!accessibility!hence fossil fuelsnecessary but tell me about necessitywhen our livelihoods start collapsingtell me about necessitywhen our ecosystems come down crashingtell me about necessitywhen our communities stop adapting let me tell YOUabout the necessity of our biodiversity for our societylet me […]

Korupsi LNG Pertamina: Potret Bisnis Kotor yang Bercampur Kebohongan Kotor Transisi Energi di Indonesia

Hari Rabu, 20 September 2023, Direktur Utama (Dirut) Pertamina Periode 2009 – 2014 Karen Agustiawan resmi ditetapkan oleh KPK sebagai tersangka kasus dugaan korupsi pengadaan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) di Pertamina. Dasar penahanan ini terkait kerja sama impor kepada Perusahaan Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) Amerika Serikat. Menurut KPK, Karen secara sepihak langsung memutuskan untuk melakukan kontrak perjanjian […]

Kontradiksi Pergub Energi Bersih dengan Proyek Terminal LNG

Rencana Pembangunan Terminal LNG di perairan Bali Selatan sejak awal disokong oleh produk kebijakan Gubernur Bali Wayan Koster yaitu Pergub Energi Bersih No.45 Tahun 2019. Pergub Energi Bersih sendiri isinya banyak terkait dengan rencana kemandirian Bali dalam sektor energi dan energi baru terbarukan (renewable energy) di masa depan. Pergub Energi Bersih ini kemudian menjadi kontradiktif […]