Wealthy Nations Offer Indonesia $20 Billion to Curb Coal

The deal is the most ambitious effort yet by the United States and European…

Estados Unidos decepciona con su primer anuncio en la COP27

La Administración Biden presenta un nuevo mercado de compensación de emisiones……

Indonesian banks prop up coal industry increasingly shunned by outside lenders

Mongabay-Indonesia’s four largest banks handed out loans totaling $3.5 billion…

World Bank ‘has given nearly $15bn to fossil fuel projects since Paris deal’

A group of 50 NGOs found that bank and subsidiaries had funded oil refinery and…

Emissions and deforestation set to spike under Indonesia’s biomass transition

Mongabay—Indonesia’s program to wean itself off coal by burning it alongside…

Biomass cofiring loopholes put coal on open-ended life support in Asia

Mongabay-Amid calls for developed nations to phase out coal use by 2030, and…

A US company is quietly building a massive coal-to-gas plant – in Indonesia

Energy Monitor-In January 2022, Indonesia broke ground on a $2.3bn coal…

IN FOCUS: Indonesia wants to bag EV riches, but locals are split over what it means for them

Channel News Asia-Farmer Ratna, 65, had been walking barefoot for 40 minutes…

As G20 chair, coal-heavy Indonesia sends mixed signals on green transition

Thomson Reuters Foundation-Indonesia is using its stint as G20 president to…

Indonesia’s gasification plans could be costly for budget and environment

Mongabay--In late January, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo…

Land rights controversy shakes up capital relocation plan

Jakarta Post-Nusantara, the government’s new capital city project, is facing…

Banks Urged to Stop Financing Coal-Related Businesses

Tempo.co--A group called the 'clean Indonesia coalition' on Friday launched a…

Indonesia’s coal gasification plans move forward, despite coal pledge

China Dialogue--Indonesia’s plans to build a new national coal gasification…

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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