As blackouts loom, Indonesia’s energy crisis underscores its addiction to coal

Eco Business--An abrupt ban on coal exports by the Indonesian government for…

World Bank’s Development Policy Finance: still funding fossil fuels and unsustainable energy models

Eco Business--The World Bank’s budget (or policy) support to key countries in…

China’s pivot from funding coal plants to gasification slammed as more of the same

Mongabay--When China announced, in late September, that it would stop financing…

Indonesia’s new plan for coal: It pollutes land and air, so why not the sea too?

JAKARTA—Having already declared coal ash non-hazardous waste, the Indonesian…

Greening Indonesia proves a dirty job but Joko has to do it

Sidney Morning Herald---When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the…

Indonesia’s ‘green’ electricity plan undermines its climate vows, activists say

Mongabay, Jakarta—Indonesia’s new 10-year plan for electricity generation…

World Bank’s plans for Indonesia: Delayed action on climate and continued coal and gas support

Brettonwoods Project-Indonesian civil society organisations (CSOs) have raised…

Indonesia’s coal phaseout is just more business as usual, report says

Mongabay—Indonesia’s plan to phase out coal is a mere rebranding of an existing…

Net zero commitment and the need to halt coal energy

The Jakarta Post-State electricity company PLN has recently pledged to stop…

Indonesia to retire coal-fired power plants while also adding more

JAKARTA — Indonesia says it will begin retiring coal-fired power plants for…

Indonesia’s extractive industry vulnerable to natural disasters: Report

Thousands of mines, power plants and other facilities in the extractive…

Pollution and foreign debt: Indonesia’s unhealthy addiction to coal

Over the years, married couple Edi Suriana and Masitah have grown accustomed to…

Never mind the mercury: Indonesia says coal ash isn’t hazardous

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government has declared coal ash is no longer a…

The Dumb Dream of Turning Coal to Gas Just Won’t Die

Gizmodo-The process of turning coal—possibly the most carbon-intensive and…

South Korea to Pump Public Money Into New Indonesian Coal Despite Green Election Pledges

A South Korean public institution has announced it will back a controversial…

Activists, Residents Demand South Korea withdraw from Banten Power Plant Projects

Dozens of environmentalists and residents of Banten staged a rally in front of…

Civil Coalition Deems Jokowi’s Capital Relocation Plan Ambitious

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Several NGOs joined in the civil society coalition dubbed…

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