1 April 2024

China: the world’s biggest carbon market is set to surge, The Energy Industry Times

China’s electricity sector is the largest in the world, and the most polluting. The country aims for peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. It is a complex and difficult task that raises many questions. Can a carbon market help curb its emissions? Is the country truly committed and what does the future hold?Joseph Jacobelli explores.

1 February 2024

Renewable energy set to soar as interest rates fall, The Energy Industry Times

Interest rates in major markets may have peaked. A majority of capital markets experts are forecasting multiple cuts in the US, the EU, and other countries in the coming quarters. The fall will lower the cost of capital and the required investment returns for renewable energy projects. This bodes well for the growth momentum of the sector, which has been expanding at a fast pace despite the many hurdles, writes Joseph Jacobelli

19 January 2024

Will there be one winner in the global industrial race?, Enlit World

Europe, the US and China have all won rounds of the energy transition, but as the global industrial race gains pace, will they join forces? Joseph Jacobelli is optimistic.

1 December 2023

Southeast Asia: brimming with net zero investment opportunities, The Energy Industry Times

Most of Southeast Asia’s economies have set decarbonisation pathways. Their net zero policies are as different as their stages of economic development and socio-political systems, but the aims are the same. Joseph Jacobelli explains why the region’s population size, GDP growth outlook and heavy reliance on fossil fuels offer massive opportunities for net zero asset investments.

1 October 2023

COP28 may be the most critical yet, The Energy Industry Times

COP28 is fast approaching, and the headline news is the slow pace of progress and lack of solutions to finance the energy transition. Businesses have identified investment prospects, but the investment window is wider in developed economies than in developing ones. Joseph Jacobelli argues this is now changing, primarily thanks to the efforts of the financial and private sectors rather than those of public institutions. This bodes well for the upcoming summit.

1 August 2023

China-US climate talks may be positive for investors, The Energy Industry Times

Despite a complex and fractious rapport, it is imperative that the two largest economies and largest polluters in the world drive global decarbonisation together. A recent senior US official visit to Beijing has increased that likelihood, giving a boost to both the financing and business of decarbonisation.

1 June 2023

Offshore wind: different strokes for different folks, The Energy Industry Times

Offshore wind is one of the fastest-growing forms of clean energy globally but different regions are on different paths. While the US capacity is expected to grow, the outlook is uncertain due to politics. Europe, on the other hand, should see consistent development. Asia’s additions will outstrip that of the other two markets substantially. Furthermore, linkages between Europe and Asia should rise exponentially

1 April 2023

Asian Financial regulators are shaking up corporate climate action, The Energy Industry Times

Some US politicians have attacked the capital markets’ drive for better corporate ESG, including climate-related financial disclosure (CFD). Fortunately, they are the minority. Global financial authorities are now mandating CFD, which is especially crucial for energy corporations in Asia, as it gets them thinking about decarbonisation, including investments in clean energy.

1 February 2023

The business of climate strategy: opportunities vs. risks, The Energy Industry Times

Corporations in the Asia-Pacific region have lagged behind their European counterparts when it comes to sustainability and climate strategies. But this is changing fast, as the future energy landscape brings new opportunities.