As it Fades in the Global West, Coal Interests Look to a New Frontier of Greenwashing

Outrider-For 35 years, Edi Suriani has seen coal dust impact him and his…

Jakarta, de stad die zichzelf doet wegzinken: ‘Die muren zijn alleen maar pijnstillers’

De Standaard-Geen plek vat de paradoxen en uitdagingen van de klimaatcrisis…

Around the world, coal power plant construction is slowing down

Esi Africa-The NPO looked at new construction starts, a key indicator of coal…

Inefficient air-cons are being dumped in Southeast Asia. That’s costly for consumers and the climate

Millions of inefficient air-cons are being sold in Southeast Asia. But…

Indonesian Gov’t Comes Under Pressure to ‘Dump Coal’

Haunted by the adverse effects of coal-fired power plants, a growing number of…

Analysis: RI seeks to kickstart coal-fired power plant retirement ahead of COP 28

The Jakarta Post-The Indonesian government is planning to kickstart the early…

Chinese companies are investing billions in Indonesia’s nickel industry — but working conditions can be deadly

ABC News-Chinese electrician Mr Ding says he saw co-workers die, a crane catch…

Fashion’s Push to Switch Coal for Biomass a ‘Greenwashing Tactic,’ Advocacy Groups Say

Support for the fuel from companies like H&M, Adidas and Inditex risks…

Suralaya coal plant under fire for expansion project

Jakarta Post-Residents of Cilegon, Banten province, have accused the World Bank…

Indonesia communities lodge complaint against World Bank for ‘indirectly backing’ new coal plants

Ecobusiness-Locals and advocacy groups in Indonesia have filed a complaint with…

Coal Plant Costs Indonesia $1 Billion in Health Loss, Study Says

Bloomberg-Cleaning up one coal power plant near Jakarta could save Indonesia…

Southeast Asian leaders urged to prioritize clean energy shift to avoid climate ‘catastrophe’

Philstar Global-Climate activists on Wednesday called on Southeast Asian…

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Neue Gefahr für Indonesiens Wälder

Das Verfeuern von Holzbiomasse in Europa ist eine riesige Gefahr für unsere…

‘Even the Wind Was Black’: Locals Bear Cost of Indonesia’s Coal Habit

Reporting Asean-To Jeani, it feels like all she did in 2022 was clean her home.…

As EVs surge, so does nickel mining’s death toll

Rest of World-At 6 a.m. on January 14, the sun was starting to rise over North…

Singapore looks elsewhere amid doubt over RI green power exports

The Jakarta Post-Singapore is looking to other ASEAN countries as alternatives…

Zombie Supply Chains

The Wire China-Sukanto Tanoto beamed as he shook Xi Jinping’s hand. It was…

The rush for nickel: ‘They are destroying our future’

BBC-Two men are carrying torches and homemade arrows as they slip into the…

How ‘serious’ can US really be on Indonesia green energy if it pumps cash into oil site?

South China Morning Post-At the G20 summit in Bali in November, Indonesia and…

Govt allows foreign entities to buy carbon credits from Indonesia

The Jakarta Post-The government has decided to allow foreign entities to…

EU deforestation regulation not effective: civil groups

The Jakarta Post-Environmentalists have given a mixed reaction to the European…

Indonesia aims to use gas in foreign-funded energy transition; critics cry foul

Mongabay-Activists have lambasted the Indonesian government’s proposal to…

Debate erupts over Japan-backed transition finance guidelines for S-E Asia

The Business Times-A Singapore-based social enterprise is criticising two sets…

Energy Round Up

Katadata (The Insights)-Indonesia and a group of developed countries…

Indonesia’s Bumpy Clean Energy Transition

Fair Planet-Indonesia obtained billions from G20 countries to meet its climate…

Nuevo plan climático de Indonesia: Avances lentos pero cambios inminentes

Reporte Asia-El último plan climático de Indonesia, publicado poco antes de las…

Indonesia’s new climate plan: Slow progress but change imminent

The improved national targets are still a long way from a 1.5C pathway finds…

Vietnam kömürden çıkış için 15,5 milyar dolar destek alacak

G7 ülkeleri, Danimarka ve Norveç, Vietnam'a Adil Geçiş Ortaklığı kapsamında…

Rich nations mobilise $15.5bn for Vietnam’s coal-to-clean transition

The deal will help Vietnam to peak its greenhouse gas emissions five years…

Despite a $20 Billion Deal for A Transition to Clean Energy, Indonesia Plans to Construct Coal Plants!

Enviro360-Despite a recent $20 billion agreement with the G7 group of…

RI’s $20b climate deal requires eye on debt: Experts

The Jakarta Post-A recently announced international climate financing deal will…

Une du jour. Transition énergétique : pour les pays pauvres, gare au cercle infernal de l’endettement

Selon des économistes indonésiens, la déclaration commune du G20 sur la…

Indonesia seals $20 billion deal with G7 to speed up clean energy transition

Mongabay-Indonesia has struck a historic deal with the G7 group of…

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……

THE TRUE COST OF CHINA’S BRI PROJECTS IN INDONESIA

Indonesia is supporting China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) foreign policy by…

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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Dozens of civil society organizations from 18 countries signed a global open letter to the South Korean government to…

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The CSO’s guidance on financing coal retirement mechanisms. 1) Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels 2) Photo by Eva…

Critical Note from #BersihkanIndonesia movement for Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan document of JETP 2023

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The Asian Development Bank is backing new coal, despite climate pledges

An investigation has revealed that the Asian Development Bank’s $600 million loan to “promote the use of clean energy”…

Nickel Downstreaming Leads to Poor Conditions and Rampant Accidents, IMIP Workers Declare the Establishment of a Trade Union

February 9, 2024-Workers from the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP) gather for a declaration and discussion…

200+ civil society groups urge leaders at COP28 to transform public finance

Dubai, 3 December 2023–222 civil society groups from 55 countries have sent an open letter calling on world leaders to…

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PLTU Jambi untuk Siapa?

Jambi Province covers an area of 49,026.576 km2 and shares borders with Riau, South Sumatera, West Sumatera, and…

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The Asian Development Bank has pledged to become a leader in climate finance. In 2021, it provided a…

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