Joe Lo – The Indonesian government has released an updated 2030 climate plan and long term strategy that indicate the country's reliance on coal will continue well into the 2050's.
Mining & Energy
July 23, 2021
July 22, 2021
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – American mining giant Freeport McMoRan will not proceed with plans to build a new copper smelter with China's Tsingshan Holding Group, its local Indonesi
July 21, 2021
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – State-owned power distributor PLN has extended an electricity relief scheme to the end of the year to ease the burden on consumers and businesses, many of whom a
July 14, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – State-run utility firm PLN recently announced its ambitious plan of retiring its coal-fired power plants in a bid to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
July 5, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia set its coal benchmark price at the highest in more than a decade, an official document published by its energy and minerals ministry showed on Monday, supported by
July 1, 2021
Damon Evans – East Timor could pocket just over $600 million if the Buffalo-10 exploration well, due to be drilled late October, is successful.
June 24, 2021
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – Indonesia is considering a plan to restrict construction of smelters producing nickel pig iron or ferronickel in order to optimise use of its limited nic
June 16, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Officials have cast doubts on a government plan that would somehow see Indonesia phase out all its coal-fired power plants while at the same time build mor
June 15, 2021
Basten Gokkon, Della Syahni, Jakarta – Human rights and environmental activists have called for an investigation following the sudden death of a top government official in a remote Indo
June 14, 2021
Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Kate Lamb (Reuters), Jakarta – The police are looking into the death of a politician from North Sulawesi who opposed a gold mining project there, after enviro
June 12, 2021
Maxensius Tri Sambodo – Indonesia's Balongan refinery, one of six operated by the state-owned oil firm Pertamina, contributes about 12 per cent of Indonesia's petroleum refining capacit
June 11, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) coordinator, Merah Johansyah Ismail, on Friday urged law enforcers to investigate the death of Sangihe Islands De
June 8, 2021
Fransiska Nangoy, Toboali, Indonesia – From the shores of Indonesia's Bangka island, miners like Hendra head out by boat every day to scores of crudely built wooden pontoons dotted off
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia says it will begin retiring coal-fired power plants for good – while still continuing to build more than a hundred new ones, in the latest mixed
June 3, 2021
The China-backed project has been designed so recklessly that it would condemn local villages to a catastrophic fate if approved, engineers say.
May 25, 2021
James Guild – A recent article from Mongabay reports that as of 2023 Indonesia will no longer build new coal-fired power plants.
May 12, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia says it will stop building new coal-fired power plants after 2023 to meet its carbon-neutral goals – but the more than 100 plants to be built by
April 22, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan said on Thursday the government is set to reach the net zero emission goal
April 15, 2021
Jakarta – Transparency International (TII) Indonesia says that 40 out of the 90 coal-fired power plant (PLTU) companies in the country have directors or commissioners who have a conflic
April 14, 2021
Adi Renaldi – Over the years, married couple Edi Suriana and Masitah have grown accustomed to the great smokestacks that emit a constant plume of thick smog a few hundred metres from th
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – PT Pertamina did not immediately respond to protests by local people about a pungent petrol like smell in the vicinity of the Balongan oil refinery in Indramay
April 9, 2021
Jakarta – The explosion at Balongan adds to the long list of incidents at Pertamina refineries and depots. Structural changes are necessary to stop this from happening again.
April 1, 2021
Jakarta – Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a large blaze at one of the country's biggest oil refineries that had been burning for more than two days after an explosion.
Damon Evans – East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and
March 30, 2021
Jakarta – A thick plume of black smoke rose into the sky as a massive fire at one of Indonesia's biggest oil refineries raged for a second day on Tuesday, as efforts continued to exting