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Indonesia to push for mine rehab, reforestation after deadly floods

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government has walked back its denial that deforestation for coal mines exacerbated recently deadly flooding in southern Borneo, saying it will now push to rehabilitate abandoned mining pits.

Viet Nam has installed 6 coal plants’ worth of solar in a year

One of the few bright spots in COVID-19 pandemic has been a leap in the amount of electricity being generated from renewable sources.

Argus Media: Indonesia coal exports rise in December

Indonesian coal exports rose sharply in December 2020, with shipments to China reaching an all-time high, Argus Media has reported. The increase took overall shipments for the last year to 407 million t, slightly higher than a government-set target for the year of 400 million t, although exports for the whole of 2020 fell on the year […]

Woodside drillers stuck one more week offshore Myanmar

The coup began Monday with the arrest of elected leader and long time democracy figurehead Aung San Syu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders including president Win Myint, nine years after the long serving military junta unexpectedly stepped aside to allow the first real elections in decades.

Why does Indonesia’s nickel export ban upset the EU?

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — The European Union (EU) has filed a lawsuit against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Indonesia’s nickel export ban, which took effect on 1 January 2021. The export ban aims to give added values to nickel, meaning that nickel will not be exported in the form of raw ore.

Doosan’s W1tr coal-fired power plants in Vietnam connected to grid

Doosan Heavy Industries’ two coal-fired plants worth 1 trillion won ($896.7 million) in Vietnam have been connected to the country’s electricity grid, according to foreign media reports.

Japan’s coking coal imports rise in December

Japan’s coking coal imports rose in December to an eight-month high on increased shipments from Indonesia, underpinned by the strong recovery of Japan’s steel industry.

Strong Chinese Thermal Coal Imports to Benefit Indonesian Miners in the Near Term

Fitch Ratings-Shanghai/Singapore-28 January 2021: China’s thermal coal imports are likely to remain strong ahead of the Chinese New Year in mid-February on robust demand, high utilisation at domestic suppliers and exceptionally high local prices, says Fitch Ratings. Indonesian coal miners are benefitting as the country is the biggest exporter of thermal coal to China. This […]

Coal and the energy transition in APAC

Coal continues to play a prominent role in power generation in APAC. Fortunately, there are technologies and processes that help us reduce carbon emissions from thermal generation.

Powering up on coal but at what cost?

The haste to expand economic growth and achieve rural electrification has drawn Chinese interest and though China is closing down fossil fuel plants in its country as emissions rise, Cambodia prefers to look the other way