A coal-powered industrial boom is testing Indonesia’s green goals

In a heavily forested district in Indonesia’s portion of the island of Borneo, excavators and an army of surveyors are clearing the way for a $2.6 billion hydroelectric plant, purpose-built to power a vast industrial park — a project lauded by its backers and Jakarta’s government as evidence that economic growth can come with limited carbon cost.

When will Tesla make a move in Indonesia?

For several years, Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have flirted with entering the Indonesian market. The Indonesian government has made overtures, while Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan showed up at Tesla’s manufacturing plant in Texas.

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