We should worry more about Indonesia’s burning peatlands than its new coal-fired power plants, which are now being built “green”, an official from the country’s infrastructure investment arm said at an event in Singapore last week.
JAKARTA — A far-reaching corruption scandal centered on a proposed power plant in Indonesia has cast a shadow over the country’s risky reliance on coal as a supposedly cheap source of energy.
Residents say the expansion will lead to increased air and water pollution, damage crops, and have a negative impact on wildlife.
Like other Asian nations, Indonesia faces the challenge of boosting electricity access while meeting its pledge to cut climate-changing emissions under the Paris Agreement
Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, is turning to green finance markets to fund new development projects it promises will be both environmentally and socially friendly.
New private financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support the development of Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar PV plants.
Read more: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/352646/sdwp-49.pdf
Read more: https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/StatusofPowerSystemTransformation2017.pdf