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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.

Indonesian state-revenue from geothermal operations $1.9 billion in 2020

The government of Indonesia reported in January that the non-tax state Revenue (PNBP) from the geothermal sector amounted to $1.92 billion in 2020, higher than the $1.3 billion target set by the government for the year.

DPR Wants Renewable Energy Bill Completed in 2021

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission VII Eddy Soeparmo hoped new and renewable energy bill could be completed this year as targeted.

German led low(er) temperature geothermal demonstration project in Indonesia

Geothermal energy is an almost inexhaustible and environmentally friendly source of energy. How geothermal energy can be used to generate electricity is explained by Dr. Ali Saadat, scientist at the German Research Center for Geosciences, in an interview with, the platform of the German Federal Ministry of Eduction & ..

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 […]

Indonesia, Germany agree to support clean energy transition

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The governments of Indonesia and Germany have agreed to support efforts towards clean energy transition under the Clean, Affordable, Secure Energy (CASE) program in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia on Thorny Path to Electric Vehicles

Jakarta. Indonesia has taken the path to electric vehicles since President Joko Widodo in late 2019 issued a decree detailing the timeline to achieve a certain amount of EVs as public transport means and private uses.

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.

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 […]