President encourages shift towards new, renewable energy

Source: ANTARADate: August 16, 2021 Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed the importance of shifting to new and renewable energy and accelerating a green technology-based economy to spur national economic growth. "Transformation towards new and renewable energy as well as ac...

Improving investment conditions could make Indonesia a world leader in clean energy

Source: Modern DiplomacyDate: July 5, 2021 Indonesia could become a world leader in clean energy with further reforms to mobilise investment in renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new OECD report. The OECD Clean Energy Finance and Investment Policy Review of Indonesia says Indonesia has...

Do Not Revive Coal: Planned Asia coal plants a danger to Paris

Source: Carbon TrackerDate: June 30, 2021 Renewables continue to increase their cost competitiveness versus coal, with 27% of the global coal fleet unprofitable today. Do Not Revive Coal is the third annual report in Carbon Tracker's Powering Down Coal series. The report finds around 70% of the glob...

Is a Green New Deal on the Way in Southeast Asia?

Source: The DiplomatDate: 9 September 2020 COVID-19 offers the region an opportunity to kick start a transition toward sustainable energy – but a host of challenges remain. Ulrich Volz, director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, recently made a forceful case that d...

Why solar energy can help Indonesia attain 100% green electricity by 2050

​Source: The ConversationDate: 22 April 2020 ​Indonesia is a tropical country with year-round sunshine. My research on how Indonesia can generate electricity entirely from renewable energy has calculated the country has the potential to generate about 640,000 Terrawatt-hours (TWh) per year from sola...

Government issues regulation to jumpstart stalled renewable energy projects

​Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 18 March 2020​ ​The government aims to jumpstart stalled renewable energy projects through a recently issued regulation as it races against time to catch up with Indonesia's green energy commitments. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued last month a regulat...