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Indonesia to Build Coal Plants Despite $20b Deal on Clean Energy Transition

Indonesia to Build Coal Plants Despite $20b Deal on Clean Energy Transition

By Hans Nicholas Jong The Indonesian government will still permit the construction of new coal-fired power plants, despite recently signing a $20 billion energy transition financing deal with industrialized countries. The plants are accommodated in the government’s 10-year energy plan and covered by a presidential regulation. The newly announced Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), by contrast, doesn’t make clear what restrictions, if any, it puts in place on Indonesia building new coal plants. Activists have called for a complete ban on new coal power so that a just energy transition […]

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