Tag - fossil-fuels

 
 

FOSSIL FUELS

A Tokyo Gas Co. storage tank at the company's Setagaya facility in Tokyo
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jan 12, 2024
World trying to quit fossil fuels gets flood of gas instead
Formerly a sluggish sector, global events spurred LNG's expansion
A person walks past a COP28 sign in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 1.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Nov 28, 2023
Biggest climate talks ever confront global chaos and record heat
Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, and promises to cut pollution remain insufficient to take the risk of unmanageable warming off the table.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 13, 2022
How fashion giants recast plastic as good for the planet
An explosion in the use of inexpensive, petroleum-based materials has transformed the fashion industry, aided by the successful rebranding of synthetic materials into hip alternatives.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 7, 2022
China’s policy show offers little to cheer on climate progress
Instead of setting a yearly target for reducing energy consumption, Beijing sought "appropriate flexibilityu201d to seek a balance between carbon goals and economic growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 18, 2022
Coal is still raising trillions of dollars despite green shift
Commercial banks have channeled more than $1.5 trillion into the coal supply chain since the start of 2019, according to a report.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 18, 2022
Refiners in oil’s top market want more — even near $100 a barrel
Despite rising crude prices, margins for producing diesel and gasoline have surged to near pre-pandemic levels as inventories run low across the world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 21, 2022
Surging gasoline costs unsettle Asia as inflation poses challenge
South Korea has taken steps to ensure a steady supply of the key fuel while tracking prices, and Japan may soon hand aid to local refiners.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 1, 2021
Beijing protested Indonesian drilling and military exercises in South China Sea
The unprecedented demand for oil and natural gas has elevated tensions between the two countries, but both have made attempts to play down the standoff.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 2, 2021
Why the global methane pledge is a big deal for the climate
Methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide, but it degrades rapidly, meaning that action taken now to reduce its emission can have an immediate cooling effect.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 10, 2021
How sustainable are the world's sovereign wealth funds?
The world's biggest funds are making only patchy progress in adapting investment plans to account for environmental, social and governance factors.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 24, 2021
G20 fails to agree on climate goals in communique
The failure to agree to common language ahead of that gathering is likely to be seen as a setback to hopes of securing a meaningful accord at a key gathering in Scotland.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 8, 2019
Exxon calls New York climate case a 'joke' on last day of trial
A lawyer for Exxon Mobil Corp. mocked New York's fraud lawsuit against the oil giant, saying the state had falsely accused engineers and scientists of cooking up a massive scheme to mislead investors about the financial risks of climate change.
BUSINESS
Oct 14, 2019
India investing $60 billion on gas grid to link up nation by 2024
India, one of the world's largest consumers of oil and coal, is investing $60 billion to build a national gas grid and import terminals by 2024 in a bid to cut its carbon emissions, the oil minister said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 27, 2019
Trump, on climate, says he won't jeopardize U.S. wealth on 'dreams, on windmills'
U.S. President Donald Trump, responding to a question about climate change, said on Monday that U.S. wealth is based on energy and he won't jeopardize that for dreams and windmills.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 29, 2019
Think the European heatwave was bad? Climate already hitting key tipping points
"Shall we all just kill ourselves?"
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2019
Halliburton cuts 8% of North American jobs as fracking slackens
Halliburton Co. is shifting strategy in its largest region to deal with subdued customer spending by trimming 8 percent of its North American workforce and shelving unused frack gear.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2019
Trump squeezes Texas refineries with Venezuela sanctions amid Keystone pipeline impasse
U.S. refiners are eager to buy Canadian heavy crude to replace supplies they had been importing from Venezuela that are now blocked by Trump administration sanctions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 3, 2018
Emphasis on urgency as climate talks begin in fossil fuel-hooked Poland's coal city Katowice
Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most important U.N. meeting on global warming since the landmark 2015 Paris deal to shift away from fossil fuels.
EDITORIALS
Jun 24, 2018
Japan rethinks its LNG policy
Japan's readiness to invest in global liquid natural gas projects is a critical shift in the right direction.
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2017
Branson angling for energy fund to turn fossil fuel-run utilities green on Irma-ravaged Caribbean isles
British billionaire Richard Branson said on Tuesday he is in talks to set up a fund to help Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma replace wrecked fossil fuel-dependent utilities with low-carbon renewable energy sources.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves