No new coal plants for Java – Indonesian energy minister

Ignasius Jonan, Indonesia’s energy and mineral resources minister, has said no new coal-fired power plants will be built on Java.
By Staff reporter 13 October 2017 0 27963

Ignasius Jonan, Indonesia’s energy and mineral resources minister, has said no new coal-fired power plants will be built on Java, Reuters reports.

The move is necessary to ensure Indonesia hits its renewable energy development goals as well as to protect the health of the island’s 128 million inhabitants.

Renewable energy, including geothermal power, will be expanded alongside gas-fired capacity to meet Java’s growing power demand.

The government has also revived plans to link the islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali with high-voltage cables that...

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