Indonesia Blocks Coal Expansions in Java

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Indonesia will not approve any new coal-fired power stations on the heavily-populated island of Java as the country strives to reach its renewable energy development targets, the energy minister said on Thursday.“We will not approve any coal-fired power plants in Java, this island, any more,” Energy and Mineral resources minister Ignasius Jonan told a press conference.Java is home to about two thirds of Indonesia’s population of 250 million, but the island is also far better supplied with electricity than the rest of the archipelago, particularly eastern Indonesia.“We will push, very hard, in the near future that Java should build the renewables, as well as geothermal especially, as well as gas-fired power plants,” Jonan said, referring to gas power plants “at the well head.”Indonesia is committed to a target to increase the renewable portion of the energy mix to 23 percent by 2025 from about 12 percent at present, and expects to reach 18 percent in the next three years, Jonan said.More: No new coal power stations in Java, Indonesia energy minister says Indonesia Blocks Coal Expansions in Javalast_img

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