PROJECT, REGULATION | Staff Reporter, Indonesia

Indonesia will not approve new coal power plants in Java

This is part of its ambitious drive to push renewables to 23% by 2025.

Bloomberg reported that Indonesia will not approve any new coal-fired power stations on the heavily-populated island of Java as the country strives to reach its renewable energy development targets, the energy minister said on Thursday.

“We will not approve any coal-fired power plants in Java, this island, any more,” Energy and Mineral resources minister Ignasius Jonan told a press conference.

Java is home to about two thirds of Indonesia’s population of 250 million, but the island is also far better supplied with electricity than the rest of the archipelago, particularly eastern Indonesia.

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