Shardul Sharma – The Timor-Leste government has granted the Sunrise joint venture, comprising state-owned Timor Gap, Australia's Woodside Energy, and Japan's Osaka Gas, the green light
Mining & Energy
November 22, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Russia is offering to work with Indonesia on nuclear power generators while saying that the cooperation can range from possible financing to workforce deve
November 21, 2023
Jakarta – The government and the major shareholders of PT Vale Indonesia nickel company, namely state-owned mine holding company MIND ID, Vale Canada Ltd (VCL) and Sumitomo Metal Mining
Jakarta – Indonesia plans to start collecting levies from coal miners in January to be used to compensate miners who sell coal to the state utility at lower prices, the mining minister
Jakarta – Indonesia launched on Tuesday (Nov 21) its investment plan to mobilise US$20 billion in financing pledged by global lenders led by the United States and Japan to accelerate it
Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – Indonesian-owned electricity giant PT PLN inaugurated 21 Green Hydrogen Plants (GHP) spread across the archipelago at the Tanjung Priok Steam Gas Po
November 16, 2023
Indonesia's Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) is a fund of up to US $20 billion earmarked for investment in clean energy over the next three to five years.
Jakarta – Indonesia's leading presidential hopefuls are considering a push to end the state power utility's monopoly as part of efforts to speed up the transition to greener energy, the
Jakarta – The Indonesian government said it would complete a contract extension for PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) by the end of this month, as it seeks to increase its ownership in the c
November 15, 2023
Hong Kong – China can play a key role in Indonesia's clean energy transition, providing the financing and technology needed to make the shift from coal power to renewable energy, expert
November 14, 2023
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – Indonesia's early coal retirement program has received paltry funding in the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), which experts say indicates how hard it i
November 10, 2023
Divya Karyza, Manila – The three presidential candidates have expressed their intention to reduce Indonesia's reliance on coal and increase the share of renewables as the government str
November 9, 2023
Chandra Asmara – Indonesia has opened a floating solar plant in West Java, part of a plan to take advantage of its reservoirs to generate more renewable electricity.
Jakarta – The police busted illegal fuel storehouses in Pati, Central Java, which had allegedly hoarded subsidized diesel fuel intended for illegal commercial use.
November 3, 2023
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – The Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) Secretariat, tasked with implementing a US$20 billion global effort to reduce carbon emissions in Indonesia, has ma
October 31, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has warned Indonesia's acting regional heads to be prepared for rising world oil prices due to the ongoing war between the Palestinian m
October 30, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia will exclude coal-fired power plants operated by industrial estates from its investment plan for a G7-led funding programme to decarbonise its power sector, sources
Jakarta (VNA) – Reserves of high-grade nickel ore in Indonesia may be exhausted in around six years, risking shortages of the material used to make stainless steel, according to the Ind
Jayapura, Jubi – The government's push for woody biomass as an eco-friendly solution to energy transition and carbon emissions reduction has faced criticism from 29 civil society organi
October 29, 2023
Ilham Azhar Lubis – After losing in The Dispute settlement with the European Union at the WTO on the basis of national mineral downstream policy, especially for nickel ore, in December
October 27, 2023
Ninda Dwi Ramadhani, Jakarta – The Energy Democracy Coalition consisting of several NGOs, namely Greenpeace, Enter Nusantara, and 350.org Indonesia staged a confrontational creative act
October 26, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) reported that the country's geothermal energy is capable of producing up to 24 gigawatts of electricity.
Jakarta – United States-based NuScale Power and ThorCon Power are planning to construct new nuclear power plants (PLTNs) in Indonesia despite the current lack of approval from the Indon
October 24, 2023
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – Gold and copper mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) has announced plans to invest approximately US$1 billion in a new power plant to shift from coal as an
October 23, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Iceland is seeking to partner with Indonesia as the latter tries to harness its largely untapped geothermal potential.
October 22, 2023
The global transition to electric vehicles is driving rapid expansion of Indonesia's nickel industry – but do the benefits outweigh the costs?
October 20, 2023
Jakarta – Our government spends a significant chunk of state revenue on a single purpose: to make energy appear cheap for consumers and enterprises. But that comes at a cost.
October 19, 2023
Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – During a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asked for support in developing renewable energy in
October 17, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Tuesday that Indonesia had secured a $2 billion worth of investment commitment in the renewable energy sector during
Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – Indonesian coal miners are at risk of losing their jobs as the nation shifts towards clean energy, which involves the early closure of coal mines.
October 14, 2023
Linda Yulisman, Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja and David Fogarty, Cilegon, Indonesia – In the busy port adjacent to the giant Suralaya power plant complex west of Jakarta, a steady stream of bar
October 10, 2023
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – The Cirebon 1 coal-fired power plant owned by PT Cirebon Electric Power (Cirebon Power) is deemed to play a crucial role in Indonesia's energy transition, with
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A senior diplomat on Tuesday dropped some hints that a European company was already serious about building a nickel smelter in Indonesia, although the gove
October 3, 2023
Jakarta (VNA) – Italian energy group Eni on October 2 announced a big gas discovery in Indonesia, opening up an opportunity to strengthen its position in the Southeast Asian country, wh
October 2, 2023
Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – State-owned gas and oil company PT Pertamina increased the price of five non-subsidized fuel brands effective October 1, 2023.
September 28, 2023
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – Pertamina subsidiary PGN and three Japanese companies are looking to produce biomethane from palm oil mill effluent (POME) to meet rising natural gas demand and
September 27, 2023
Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The expansion of the Balikpapan oil refinery in East Kalimantan belonging to state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina has suffered a massive 30 p
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The government will keep a watchful eye on crude oil prices, which are expected to surge by the end of this year.
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Coal-fired power plants will not be mandated to participate in the newly launched carbon exchange, which the government has formed as a way for the country to
Jakarta – Less than a year after it was announced, a $20 billion bet to wean Indonesia off coal is mired in controversies over financing and the construction of new plants to power indu
September 26, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia launched its first carbon exchange on Tuesday, giving companies a chance to offset their emissions as Jakarta pledges to reach carbon neutrality in its power sector
September 25, 2023
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Observers are calling for greater public participation and transparency in a $20 billion effort by Indonesia to move away from fossil fuels and toward rene
Nusa Dua, Indonesia – Western countries are not ready to fund the early retirement of Indonesian coal-fired power plants under the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), a governmen
September 23, 2023
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Clean Energy says it rejects the inclusion of "new energy" that still originates from fossil fuels in the Draft Law on New and Renewable Energy
September 21, 2023
Jakarta – BP Berau Ltd (bp) and Kilang Pertamina Internasional, the subsidiary of the state-owned oil and gas firm, recently agreed to launch a study to assess the possibility of inject
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – The government has inked an MoU between Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif and the Second Minister for Trade and Industry of Singap
Jakarta – Indonesia's energy minister said on Thursday the government had made improvements in its oil and gas terms that would allow contractors to have equity shares of more than 50 p
September 19, 2023
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – Indonesia may see its nickel reserves depleted in less than two decades as a result of high annual production amid increased demand from smelting facilities, a s
September 18, 2023
Jakarta – After a long period without much progress, it now looks as though Indonesia is ready to move forward with plans to export solar power to neighboring Singapore.
September 15, 2023
Henry Jom – East Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao is confident that a deal to finalise an agreement with Australia over the Greater Sunrise gas and oil project will be reached by e