Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in Banjar Baru in Southern Kalimantan province, on Borneo island, on September 23, 2015. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

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Outside In by David Dodwell

Is the palm oil industry going up in smoke as market forces and environmental concerns collide?

  • Malaysia and Indonesia are grappling with an impending European Union ban on palm oil in biofuel combined with uncertain demand from the food industry, declining global oil prices and questions about the credibility of ‘sustainable’ plantations

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in Banjar Baru in Southern Kalimantan province, on Borneo island, on September 23, 2015. Photo: AFP
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Workers walk near a power plant in Beijing during an especially polluted day in December 2018. China is the top emitter of carbon gases, but has had some success in capping emissions, particularly since 2013. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sverre Thornes
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Sverre Thornes

China can become a renewable-energy superpower if it follows Norway’s path – away from coal

  • Norway’s government and private sector are moving away from coal and raising the ceiling on investment in renewables. As the world’s biggest emitter, it is essential for China to do the same

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Workers walk near a power plant in Beijing during an especially polluted day in December 2018. China is the top emitter of carbon gases, but has had some success in capping emissions, particularly since 2013. Photo: EPA-EFE
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